The new uses program is a multi-year effort to develop higher-value industrial uses for corn that will ultimately increase the demand for and the value of corn. Multiple projects are under way to utlilize corn starch and corn fiber in the development of substitutes for petroleum-based inputs used in plastics, coatings, and adhesives. The ICPB currently has new uses projects under way.
In 2005, the isosorbide conversion technology reached a milestone when ICPB executed a license for technology developed under that project. The license allows Iowa Corn to sublicense the technology to others and receive royalty income from their use of the technology.
In 2006, ICPB began filing for multiple patents for technology developed under the isosorbide applications project.
Iowa Corn is funding specific projects to develop corn traits that will increase corn production efficiency and improve the value of the corn grain output. Iowa Corn is also involved in projects applying non-transgenic (non-GMO) approaches that can benefit corn production.
Biotechnology is the key to producing improved corn plants that can increase farmer productivity in the field and produce new value-added products.
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