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Western Kentucky University and University of Kentucky teams win Alltech Innovation Competition 2017 with ideas for music selection algorithms and activated carbon from stillage

The Western Kentucky University undergraduate team, including students Taylor Wathen, Blake Knott and Zachary Wathen, and their advisors Dawn Langkamp Bolton and Whitney Oliver Peake, captured the undergraduate first place prize with their venture Tech Gnar.
Winning teams took home $10,000 apiece, the same amount with which Dr. Pearse Lyons founded Alltech [LEXINGTON, Ky.] — As seven universities demonstrated at the Alltech Innovation Competition 2017, university-level innovation is firing on all cylinders in Kentucky. A range of disruptive technologies were showcased, from eco-friendly and Kentucky-centric ventures to those featuring virtual reality and music.

Alltech expands team to support poultry industry

Dr. Dulmelis DG Sandu has joined the Alltech team as a poultry technical support services veterinarian and will be based in Georgia.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — Alltech is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Dulmelis DG Sandu as a poultry technical support services veterinarian. Based in Georgia, Sandu will work closely with the Alltech sales team, feed partners and customers across the United States. “We are excited to have Dr. Sandu join our team,” said Kevin McBride, southeast regional sales manager at Alltech. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and will provide outstanding service to our poultry customers.”

Alltech launches first biogas solution DIGEST P3

Alltech is now working with customers to optimise the flexibility offered by biogas production as an alternative source of economic and renewable energy. Alltech has developed DIGEST P3, an enzyme complex which improves the profitability of anaerobic digestion by optimising biogas productivity.
[DUBLIN, Ireland] – As fossil fuels deplete at astounding rates, biogas production is fast becoming an alternative source of economic and renewable energy. Alltech’s new product, DIGEST P3, improves the profitability of anaerobic digestion by optimising biogas productivity. DIGEST P3 is an enzyme complex produced by the breakdown of organic matter through a process called solid state fermentation, with production similar to that of yeast fermentation.

World’s largest agriscience student competition announces regional finalists

Jonas de Souza, Michigan State University, United States, has been selected as a graduate regional finalist for the 2017 Alltech Young Scientist program.
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — In just a few short weeks, some of the brightest scientific thinkers from colleges and universities around the world will gather under one roof for an opportunity to compete at the highest level and be rewarded for their innovative research. The Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) program, now in its 12th year, features the world’s largest agriscience competition, with 154 nominations from 134 professors representing 121 universities from 36 countries in 2017 alone.

ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference aims to inspire farmers, deliver smarter solutions to the field

From soil nutrient management to citrus greening prevention, ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference will give growers real-life solutions. Photo Credit: PhotographyByMK - Fotolia
[LEXINGTON, Ky.] — ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE17), held May 21–24 in Lexington, Kentucky, is certain to inspire and motivate producers and agribusiness leaders, but more importantly, it will prepare them for the future. The three-day conference will bring together industry experts from across the globe to share insights and solutions to today’s most pressing issues within agriculture.