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Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Nov 19, 2012 02:01 PM CST

With the increasing number of ethanol plants removing a portion of oil from their dried distillers grains with solubles, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Ames, Iowa have developed energy prediction equations to calculate the energy content of reduced-oil DDGS.

Currently, between 60 and 70% of all U.S. ethanol plants are removing a portion of the oil from thin stillage prior to producing DDGS, according to Dr. Gerald Shurson, professor of swine nutrition and management at the University of Minnesota. By the end of this year, an estimated 80% will be doing so.

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