I hope this message finds each and every one of you doing well.
Here is a weekly glimpse of what April 2010 had in store:
April 5 - 9: John Caupert (Director) traveled to Bloomington, IL and Chicago, IL to represent the NCERC in meetings with faculty of Illinois State University as well as representatives of Illinois Corn Growers Association and the Illinois ethanol industry.
April 12 - 16: The week was highlighted Tuesday April 13 when the NCERC Staff, NCERC Business Advisory Board, NCERC Technical Advisory Committee and members of the SIUE Administration gathered to hear three corn fractionation foundation gift proposals.
April 19 - 23: The pilot plant team of the NCERC continues to work diligently to prepare for an Advanced Biofuel client project being conducted in May. Siemens Corporation was on-sight Thursday April 22 and Friday April 23 to prep for an upcoming training session of Distributed Control.
April 26 - 30: Siemens Corporation (major foundation gift donor to SIUE/NCERC) was on-sight to conduct extensive training on their latest software upgrades to our Distributed Control System.
Until next time, have a good, productive and safe month.
Director, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
Phone: 618-659-6737 Ext 226