Furfural From Distiller’s Grain

Distiller's Grain
“Additional revenue from Distiller’s Grain”

The distiller’s grain from an ethanol plant that consumes 15 million bu of corn per year has a furfural potential in the order of 8,000 tons  (7,300 metric tonnes) per year. This translates into US$8 – $12 million revenue or ±US$80 per tonne of DDSG..

Furfural is produced from the hemicellulose fraction (of the distillers grain), which has no/low nutritional or energy value.

The balance of the distiller’s grain is still usable e.g. for animal feed (with an enriched protein and fat content!), biopolymers (example), etc.

References:

GreenEnergyPark™: Turning corncobs into chemicals and energy is the core of the GreenEnergyPark™, which provides the infrastructure for other enterprises (most likely, but not exclusively) in the agri-processing sector.

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