For most industries – ethanol production included – the practice of sustainability is a grey-area topic: It’s hard to define and even harder to put a value on. Gary DeLong, an Urbandale (Iowa)-based, sustainability consultant and auditor who has traveled the world through his role at Degart Global, has a clear understanding of how sustainability can impact U.S. ethanol producers.

Based on DeLong’s experience and expertise on providing the appropriate certifications for the right markets all over the world, he says for U.S.-based ethanol producers, the value of sustainability all starts with the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification process.

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Ethanol Producer Magazine, July 2017