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Corn forum: Stover Market Emergence Tipping Forward

The agricultural industry has reached the point to begin the production of cellulosic ethanol from corn stover. The tipping point has not only been reached in utilizing crop residues, but also in optimizing corn in general to keep up with our exploding population. By 2050 the world's population is expected to grow by 2 billion people. This put into perspective is two more countries of India or nine more of the United States. In fact the same amount of food must be raised between now and 2050 as was now and the beginning of time to maintain starvation levels in the world.

"The numbers are quite boggling," said Jack Bernens, head of Enogen marketing and stakeholder relations with Syngenta, at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum held June 9, prior to the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Indianapolis.

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