The Distillers Grains Technology Council has named Kurt Rosentrater, an assistant professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, to be its executive director and chief executive officer.
Rosentrater joined Iowa State in 2011 after eight years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he led the agency’s only research program devoted to value-added uses for distillers grains, the primary coproduct from corn-based ethanol production.
He will continue to teach and conduct research at Iowa State after he assumes his new duties.
Founded in the 1940s as the Distillers Feed Research Council, the Distillers Grains Technology Council (DGTC) is a non-profit organization that serves the fuel ethanol industry, the beverage alcohol industry and the livestock industry.
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