Going Green

Friday, July 11, 2008

Potential Use for Ethanol Coproduct

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Cattle feeders are struggling with high feed prices and DDGs are part of their answer. If there is increased demand for DDGs as a fertilizer, it further pressures feed prices.

ARS and Seed Company Examine Commercial Potential of Ethanol Coproduct

By Jan Suszkiw
July 10, 2008

Studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have shown that dried distiller's grains (DDGs)—coproducts of corn ethanol production—have potential as an organic fertilizer and for weed control. But some ethanol producers are adopting new corn-grinding methods that may affect the DDGs' usefulness.

To further study DDGs, ARS plant...(complete article here).

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