Colorado Hosts U.S. Grains Post Ethanol Summit Tour

Overseas Buyers Visit Colorado’s Ethanol Value Chain
Twenty-one high-level government officials and ethanol decision makers from Ghana, Nigeria, Israel and South Africa spent time in Colorado Oct. 16-19, to better understand the U.S. ethanol production process from farm to ethanol plant.

Buyers in the delegation, led by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), in partnership with the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee, came to the state after attending the Global Ethanol Summit in Washington, D.C. That event, including 400 participants jointly sponsored by the Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), featured business-to-business meetings and participants learned about the benefits of expanding ethanol use.
During the post-Summit tour in Colorado, the delegation went to an ethanol plant, a retailer for a blender pump explanation, a renewable chemicals and biofuels company to discuss the bio-economy and renewable gasoline, and a renewable energy laboratory to learn about ethanol and engine technology.
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in Colorado) are invested in research, market development, outreach and other various endeavors.The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and agriculture in general.Learn more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.