Syngenta/Conestoga ink Enogen deal
Syngenta and US renewable energy company Conestoga Energy Partners (Liberal, Kansas) have agreed a supply deal for Syngenta’s genetically modified Enogen (Event 3272 ) maize in 2013. The maize was developed for use in dry grind ethanol production and produces a bacterial origin alpha-amylase enzyme that has enhanced heat tolerance. Conestoga subsidiary Bonanza Bioenergy completed a three-month trial of Enogen grain in July. The ethanol plant is currently working to source Enogen grain from local growers in the community.