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|ETHANOL is 200 proof (ethanol) anhydrous alcohol. For every bushel, 56 pounds, of corn that is ground, 2.76 gallons of ethanol are produced and 16 pounds of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles. Before the ethanol can be loaded onto trucks for delivery 2% natural gasoline must be added.|
Fuel grade ethanol is added to gasoline to make it burn cleaner to improve air quality and improve octane. Ethanol is a renewable clean fuel oxygenate used to replace MTBE which has been known to contaminate ground water nationwide.
|DGS - Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles During the process of making ethanol one of the by-products of fermentation is fat, fiber and protein which are separated centrifically then collected and dried. The solids are then put through a dryer to reduce the level of moisture to 12 percent. The by-product, DDGS is used by the dairy, beef, swine and poultry industries as a feed supplement. There is a minimum crude protein of 27%, a minimum crude fat of 8%, maximum crude fiber of 15%, maximum ash of 8% and 1% sulpher. There is more detailed information at the University of Minnesota website that you can access from our links page.|
Wetcake is fat, fiber and proteins in a non dried form of DDGS. The moisture content of Wetcake is 67% with 32% solids. The wetcake is also used as a feed supplement with lower cost to the end user.