With a theme of “Corn: America’s Renewable Resource,” the 2010 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) will delve into the details of what’s next in corn’s commercial pipeline. Presented by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), CUTC has expanded to include new topics of value to many audiences, such as life cycle analysis of new technologies, land use issues, aquifers, water quality and usage and greenhouse gas emissions. The program also will feature expert speakers in wet and dry milling processes, biocatalysts, gene transformation technology, health and nutrition, unique specialty corns, new products and revenue streams. The event will be held in Atlanta, Ga., June 7-9. Registration is still open.

“This year’s extended agenda reflects the versatility, value and impact corn offers our economy,” said NCGA Research and Business Development Action Team Chairman Larry Hashieder. “There seems to be no end in sight for corn’s effectiveness as a renewable resource for America’s food, feed, fuel and manufacturing challenges.”

Presented every two years, the conference has been increasingly recognized as a leading corn industry networking and initiative exchange meeting. Participants will have numerous opportunities to meet with hundreds of valuable business contacts, identify potential new customers, and learn how new technologies will enhance the importance of corn. CUTC also offers exhibitors the opportunity to present new technologies and equipment.

The CUTC poster session will provide researchers a chance to interact with peers and showcase research to a broad spectrum of representatives from the corn industry. Technical posters representing student research will be judged throughout the conference by committee members from various corn processing industries, academic institutions and government entities. NCGA will present the CUTC Student Outstanding Poster Award to support and encourage new researchers. First, second and third place winners will be announced at the conclusion of the conference.

“CUTC remains the premier forum for researchers in the corn sector to share new ideas and technologies that further advance the utilization of corn as a renewable resource,” said NCGA Vice President of Research and Business Development Dr. Richard Glass.

CUTC will be held at the Atlanta Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Ga. Visit www.corntechconf.org for more information and to register online.