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UTILIZATION

OTHER FUELS: Corn oil can also be used as a feedstock for renewable diesel, providing another outlet for the ethanol coproduct. PHOTO: MARQUIS ENERGY LLC

Main Markets

Corn oil’s role as a popular feedstock choice in the biodiesel arena is quite apparent and growing, which made 2013 a great year for corn oil-derived biodiesel. More than 1.04 billion pounds of corn oil were utilized for biodiesel production by the end

of 2013, an EIA biodiesel production report showed, making it the second most popular feedstock choice. During the second half of 2013, corn oil finally broke the 100 million pound mark not once, but on three separate occasions. Corn oil producers have options to sell within local markets, as well as destination

markets, says Riley. Locally, the oil can be transported via truck to nearby biodiesel plants or feed producers. In the case of Marquis Energy, the company is located relatively close to one of Renewable Energy Group’s biodiesel plants, says Tom Marquis, director of marketing at Marquis Energy LLC, which installed corn oil separation

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