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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Low-oil DDGS become increasingly available

Ethanol Producer Magazine
By U.S. Grains Council January 26, 2012

Ethanol plants in the United States, which also produce the feed ingredient distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), continue to upgrade equipment to extract non-food grade corn oil during the ethanol production process.

While regular DDGS may contain 10-15 percent oil, the low-oil variety contains much less and has different characteristics and feeding values than regular DDGS. Of the roughly 200 corn dry mills that produce ethanol, about 90 have oil extraction capabilities, and 105 plants will by this summer.

“On a production basis, about 40 percent of U.S. DDGS produced today is low-oil, and 58 percent will be low-oil by this summer,” said Randy Ives of Gavilon LLC, and U.S. Grains Council Value-Added Advisory Team Leader.

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