Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

At the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference in February, Comet Biorefining (London, Ontario) announced the location of a new, commercial-scale biomass-derived sugar facility in Sarnia, Ontario. Sustainable Development Technology Canada awarded the company a CDN$10.9 million grant for construction of the plant, a first of its kind. The project is the result of a partnership between [...]

By | 2017-04-04T02:32:49+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Crop Residue to Biochemicals on a Commercial Scale—First of Its Kind Canadian Project Announced

Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Imagine drinking your favorite Coke beverage from a plastic bottle made from corn stover. That’s the vision of Coca-Cola’s PlantBottleTM initiative: to source biomass from corn stover and other non-food feedstock around the world to manufacture a bottle made entirely from renewable plant material by 2020. This November, Pacific Ag Vice President Harrison Pettit paid [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Corn Stover Makes a Case for Plastic Bottles

Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

In 2010, the CEO of what was then DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol (DDCE), the joint venture formed to develop and deploy cellulosic conversion technology, traveled to eastern Oregon to the headquarters of Pacific Ag. At the time, DDCE had a fledgling 225,000-gallon-a-year demonstration plant in Vonore, Tennessee. DuPont was still refining the technology and testing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Developing a Corn Stover Supply Chain with DuPont

Strong relationships mean better customer experience

Pacific Ag owns and operates the largest fleet of biomass harvesting equipment in North America, and close working relationships with our equipment manufacturers mean a better experience for our customers. Our manufacturing process involves hundreds of thousands of acres on which harvested crop residue is field-densified into half-ton bales. The bales are stacked and stored before being shipped [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Strong relationships mean better customer experience

The Proprietary System that Powers Pacific Ag

After announcing our first round of venture capital investment, many of our customers will be curious to see how Pacific Ag will manage new growth while maintaining our tradition of strong relationships with our growers. It's no secret that it takes a skilled team to manage our increasing national footprint. Hundreds of thousands of harvested acres [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:34+00:00 September 29th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Proprietary System that Powers Pacific Ag

North Dakota or Bust: Pacific Ag enters 9th State!

With a growing national footprint, Pacific Ag has officially entered into its 9th state of operation, while joining the farmers of the Rough Rider state—North Dakota. Clear skies and fertile soil define the landscape of the 2015 wheat straw harvest. From Grand Forks down to Fargo, wheat farmers of the Red River Valley are experiencing [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on North Dakota or Bust: Pacific Ag enters 9th State!

The Biotechnology Industry Descended on Canada

MONTREAL—This past week the 12th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology occurred from July 19th – 20th. The event brought together 1,300+ leaders representing 650 companies in advanced biofuels, bio based products and renewable chemicals. There were dozens of sessions and nearly 300 speakers to aid in the function of this annual occasion. Among the impressive [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 July 27th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on The Biotechnology Industry Descended on Canada

Kansas Harvest: Residue Adds to the Bottom Line

Despite a harsh dry winter in Central Kansas, Pacific Ag continues this summer to provide growers with a crop residue management program. Paying cash for the wheat straw that farmers typically burn has proven successful for Kansas farmers. Courtney Wilson, harvest manager, is pleased with the 2015 harvest and believes there will be tremendous growth [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Kansas Harvest: Residue Adds to the Bottom Line

North Carolina growers excited about Wheat Straw

NORTH CAROLINA—Pacific Ag finishes the second year of wheat straw harvest in the North Carolina region. Eddie Rowe, General Manger of the East Coast Division, reflects back on another successful year for farmers and prepares for exciting future. Rowe said, “Farmers were really excited that we were here” during the harvest cycle. Residue management is [...]

By | 2017-05-15T17:11:37+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on North Carolina growers excited about Wheat Straw