Facts about Distillers Grain, Ethanol Plants, Corn Oil

February 9, 2012 07:58 AM

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Refiner's Feed" You can find the article in Farm Journal's Mid-February 2012 issue.


Fast Facts:

  • Valero’s Fort Dodge, Iowa, plant takes in 43 million bushels of corn per year to produce 120 million gallons of ethanol and 400,000 tons of distiller’s grain.
  • POET, with six plants capturing corn oil, will produce enough corn oil to use as a feedstock for 12 million gallons of biodiesel per year by the end of 2011.
  • Other industrial uses for corn oil include soap, salve, paint, rustproofing for metal surfaces, inks, textiles, nitroglycerin, and insecticides. It is sometimes used as a carrier for drug molecules in pharmaceutical preparations.


View a map of all the U.S. ethanol plants.

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