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Syngenta names new biofuels key account managers

  • Anne Osentowski and Allen Ziegler join Syngenta to help support Enogen® corn’s expanding footprint and accelerate adoption of Cellerate® process technology
  • More than 30 ethanol plants across 12 states have signed agreements to use Enogen grain
  • Syngenta committed to helping ethanol plants be more competitive and fueling enzyme innovation

MINNETONKA, Minn., U.S.A., August 15, 2018 – Syngenta today announced the recent addition of two new key account managers to support its expanding U.S. biofuels business, which includes more than 30 ethanol plants across 12 states.

Anne Osentowski and Allen Ziegler will be part of a team that supports the growing number of ethanol plants using Enogen® corn and is helping broaden access to both Enogen corn and Cellerate® process technology.

Osentowski is an industry veteran, having spent almost 20 years in the biofuels industry, and joins Syngenta from RPMG, which is among the largest ethanol marketers in the nation. She is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, and holds a degree in Corporate Finance.

Ziegler’s involvement in the biofuels industry spans 20 years of global experience in all sectors of production and feedstocks, most recently starting Archangel Inc. in 2015, specializing in antimicrobial technology. He previously served as the director of Biofuels Marketing for Ashland/Solenis and holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on finance, chemistry and microbiology from Fort Hays State University.

“We are thrilled to have Anne and Allen join our biofuels team,” said Jeff Oestmann, head, Biofuels Operations – Enogen at Syngenta. “They share our passion for the ethanol industry and commitment to its success. We look forward to working with them to help ethanol plants be more competitive and fuel enzyme innovation.”

Enogen corn is an in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta and features the first biotech corn output trait designed specifically to enhance ethanol production. Cellerate is a diverse process technology which adds value to protein, increases distillers corn oil production, creates cellulosic ethanol and produces low carbon intense ethanol, all while allowing additional throughput from a dry grind ethanol facility.

To inquire about incorporating Enogen corn or Cellerate process technology into a dry grind ethanol plant, contact Jeff Oestmann at For more information about Enogen corn hybrids, contact a Golden Harvest® Seed Advisor or NK® retailer, or visit

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