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rently under development, Bleyer says. “It could be an important coproduct for an ethanol plant in the future.� Valicor is continuing R&D in separating different components of the corn kernel and different applications for the coproducts. On the corn oil side, currently, the two big demand drivers for the coproduct are the animal feed industry, specifically poultry, and biodiesel plants. “If we can make products that are better for either one of those customers, that’s a great value add,� Aurandt says. Corey considers VFrac part of the next evolution of the ethanol industry. “I think you are going to see that the dry mill ethanol market, the longer it exists, the more it matures, will move the coproduct stream much closer to what you find in a wet mill ethanol market,� he says. “It’s only the natural progression.� Author: Holly Jessen Managing Editor, Ethanol Producer Magazine 701-738-4946 hjessen@bbiinternational.com

HOT COPRODUCT: Technician Olivia Hayden analyzes corn oil quality in Valicor’s analytical lab. PHOTO: BOB FORAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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