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April 10, 2012

Company develops new distillers grains products for range animals

BY Holly JessenNebraska-based Rayeman Elements Inc. is producing 100 percent distillers grains supplemental products for forage animals, compressing the DGs into cubes with minimal fines. READ MORE

April 09, 2012

Pairing DDGS, canola meal has negative effects in turkey study

BY Holly JessenA study conducted in Minnesota showed turkeys fed 20 percent distillers grains had similar body weight to turkeys fed a corn-soy diet but that problems developed depending on what alternative feed ingredients were included in the ration with DDGS. READ MORE

March 30, 2012

High commodity prices encourage purchases of DDGS in South Korea

BY U.S. Grains Council South Korea is one of the best examples of how high commodity prices encourage the search for alternative feed ingredients, such as dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS). READ MORE

March 28, 2012

Distillers grains surveys reveal Ohio as mycotoxin hot spot

BY Holly JessenTwo separate surveys of mycotoxin levels in distillers grains in late 2011 and early 2012 show levels exceeding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory levels for swine. Mycotoxin levels in DDGS in other states were low. READ MORE

March 27, 2012

ADM funds distillers grains research in China

BY Kris BevillADM is expanding its research on the use of distillers grains and stover to replace corn in cattle diets, recently announcing a two-year research project in China to explore the potential for using the alternatives at Chinese dairy farms. READ MORE

March 27, 2012

USDA wants to add DDGs to required weekly export sales report

BY Kris BevillIf finalized as proposed, a new rule will require all exporters of DDGs and pork to report weekly export sales and provide information related to the quantity, destination and marketing year of the sales to the USDA FAS. READ MORE

March 23, 2012

Stakeholders exchange information at corn oil event

BY Holly JessenAbout 180 ethanol producers, animal feed companies, animal nutritionists and university researchers attended a half-day meeting entitled “How is oil extraction impacting DDGS value in swine” on March 21 in Des Moines, Iowa. READ MORE

March 14, 2012

Study eliminates factors in low amino acid digestibility in DDGS

BY Holly JessenCompared to corn, dried distillers grains with solubles has a low and variable digestibility of amino acids, nutrients which swine and poultry need. Researchers recently studied the role of syrup balls in that issue. READ MORE

March 07, 2012

Energae signs purchase agreement for Alchem, investors sought

BY Holly JessenA corn ethanol plant that has been idle since October 2007 and was sold at auction in the fall of 2010 is now being reinvented as a 10 MMgy sugar beet-to-ethanol production facility. READ MORE

March 07, 2012

Engineering study looks at ethanol plus bolt-on green diesel

BY Holly JessenAl-Corn Clean Fuel, a 50 MMgy plant in Claremont, Minn., is working with a St. Paul company investigating secondary production of green diesel at a new or existing ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 02, 2012

Ethanol oversupply situation may mean DDGS price increase

BY Holly JessenWith ethanol plants slowing production or even idling in response to tight margins and oversupply, a SDSU economics adjunct professor is advising cattle feeders to consider changing their seasonal habits and lock in price or physical supply. READ MORE

March 01, 2012

World of Corn report breaks down corn used for ethanol, DDGS

BY Holly JessenThe National Corn Growers Association’s annual report reveals statistics about U.S. corn production, including the amount of corn used for ethanol production and the amount of distillers grains that goes back into the feed market. READ MORE

February 29, 2012

Canadian demand for US distillers grains drops

BY Kris BevillDemand for U.S. distillers grains (DGs) is down across Canada and expected to stay down through June as feeders there take advantage of low domestic barley prices, according to Ryan Slozka, president and owner of Rycom Trading Ltd. READ MORE

February 29, 2012

Carbon capture initiative could benefit ethanol producers

BY Kris BevillThe National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative was joined by Sen. Conrad and Rep. Conaway Feb. 28 proposing policies to encourage greater use of CO2 from industrial facilities such as power plants and ethanol facilities for enhanced oil recovery. READ MORE

February 28, 2012

Blue Marble, Anheuser-Busch sign MOU to develop pilot biorefinery

BY Bryan SimsSeattle-based firm Blue Marble Biomaterials and Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC have signed a memorandum of understanding for Blue Marble to begin development of a pilot biorefinery to be co-located at a North American Anheuser-Busch brewery READ MORE

February 28, 2012

Mascoma garners favorable FDA scientific review on MGT yeast

BY Holly JessenFollowing a scientific review of Mascoma Corp’s yeast for corn ethanol plants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has come out in support of establishing a new feed ingredient definition for the product. READ MORE

February 27, 2012

Removing fiber from DDGS results in superior product for swine

BY Holly JessenRemoving fiber from dried distillers grains with solubles using the elusieve process results in an enhanced product with greater nutritional value for growing and finishing pigs, according to researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana. READ MORE

February 17, 2012

Year-end DDGS export figures down from 2010, as expected

BY Holly JessenRecord-breaking 2010 exports of DDGS were a hard act to follow in 2011, particularly considering the impact of the Chinese anti-dumping investigation. A total of 7.65 million metric tons of U.S. DDGS were exported in 2011. READ MORE

February 07, 2012

Poet targets dairy market with low-fat DDGS

BY Poet LLC Poet LLC is upping its stake in the dairy feed market with the introduction of Dakota Gold Low Fat dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), which research is showing can be fed to dairy cattle at a higher inclusion rate than traditional DDGS. READ MORE

February 02, 2012

Construction of five-acre algae farm begins at ethanol plant

BY Kris BevillBioProcess Algae and Green Plains Renewable Energy formally broke ground Feb. 1 on a five-acre algae production facility in southwest Iowa at the site of Green Plains’ 65 MMgy ethanol plant near Shenandoah, and should be complete in the fall. READ MORE

January 26, 2012

Low-oil DDGS become increasingly available

BY U.S. Grains Council 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 DDGS produced today is low-oil, and 58 percent will be soon. READ MORE

January 26, 2012

Ethanol, DDGS shipments add up to record year for port

BY Holly JessenThe Ports of Indiana is pointing to ethanol and distillers grains shipments as the biggest reason for an increase in cargo. Together, the three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan handled 8.1 million tons of cargo in 2011. READ MORE

January 20, 2012

Researcher sees DDGS as potential savior of U.S. shrimp industry

BY Holly JessenA Texas A&M University System researcher has identified distillers grains and the domestic shrimp industry as excellent bedfellows. Studies show DDGS can replace 20 percent of shrimp feed, which is very expensive. READ MORE

January 18, 2012

DDGS exports drop overall, exports to China cut in half

BY Holly JessenExports of DDGS are expected to reach 7.72 million metric tons by the end 2011, down from the record 9.03 million metric tons exported in 2010, although up from the 2009 total, which was 5.65 million metric tons. READ MORE

January 17, 2012

MGP, KABB, Kan. universities forge biorefining R&D collaboration

BY Bryan SimsThe Kansas Alliance for Biorefining and Bioenergy has teamed up with Atchison, Kan.-based MGP Ingredients Inc. and four Kansas universities to develop innovative technologies and bioproducts using biobased raw materials. READ MORE

January 11, 2012

Gevo signs iDGs offtake with nation's largest feed producer

BY Kris BevillGevo has signed an offtake and marketing agreement with Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC for isobutanol coproducts, dried and modified wet distillers grains, produced at a former corn ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn. READ MORE

January 10, 2012

Feeders explore implications of low-fat distillers grains

BY Kris BevillAs ethanol producers look to corn oil extraction as a new revenue stream, more of the distillers grains sold to feeders will have reduced levels of fat, a consequence that could be good or bad for animal producers, depending on the animal type. READ MORE

December 30, 2011

China announces extension to DDGS anti-dumping investigation

BY Holly JessenChina's Commerce Ministry has announced it will extend an anti-dumping investigation of U.S. distillers grains. The new deadline has been set for June 28. READ MORE

December 30, 2011

Market analyst: Corn prices back up, DDGS prices likely to follow

BY Holly JessenCorn prices have rallied from a holiday slump and distillers grains prices should soon follow, according to Darin Newsom, senior analyst for Telvent DTN. READ MORE

December 29, 2011

DDGS replaces 7.6 million acres corn, 5.86 million acres soy

BY Susanne Retka SchillProjected DDGS production for the current marketing year will come in slightly lower than the 2010-’11 marketing year just closed, according to a distillers grain balance sheet regularly updated by the AgMRC at Iowa State University. READ MORE

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