Loren Steenhoek, PE, PHD

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Equipment Design, IP, Feedstock Storage & Handling, Site Eval & Planning, Greenfield Development, Process Monitoring, Supply Chain Development, Cellulosic Ethanol, Crops & Yields

Loren has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering and MBA from Iowa State University, and over 20-years’ project management/development experience with DuPont (now Corteva Agriscience).  Loren has designed, facilitated manufacturing, and deployed several niche agricultural equipment.  He worked in process improvement, engineering, R&D, technology, IP, and as a subject matter expert in the areas of planting and harvest.  Loren was a key driver in the greenfield development of supply systems (field equipment, future harvest equipment, Geographic Information Systems, interfaces and contracts with equipment providers, transportation, and storage site development) for the DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol effort to collect over 100,000 acres of corn stover feedstock.

Loren received the DuPont Sustainable Grown and Excellence Award for his work in Ethanol Feedstock Harvesting, the Engineering Excellence Award for Laser-Assisted Seed Sampling Systems, and the Engineering Excellence Award for DuPont’s innovative wind machine, Boreas.  He holds 8 patents related to agronomic research tools, GIS Operations software, and feedstock harvesting equipment.  Contact Loren.