New Uses for Field Corn as Feedstock for Making Sustainable Chemicals.
Field corn production makes incredible contributions to human nutrition as a primary source of feed for cattle, hogs and poultry; to cleaner air and reduced greenhouse gases as the source of ethanol fuel; and to the economy.The Consider Corn Challenge invites innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and academics to redefine the role of corn and explore the broad horizon of opportunity for corn as a feedstock for making sustainable chemicals.
Today’s sustainably produced, consistent supply of renewable corn makes it an optimal resource to drive research and accelerate society’s shift to a thriving bio-based community.
Awards:- The total prize pool is up to US$150,000 in the form of up to 6 prizes of US$25,000 each. NCGA may also explore funding or other support of an Entry for further development and/or commercialization, even if the Entry is not a prize winner.