Our Products



         
     

Distillers Grains

 

Ethanol

 

Corn Oil

The principal products we produce at our plant are fuel grade ethanol, distillers grains and crude oil.  Our revenues are derived from the sale and distribution of ethanol, distillers grains, and crude corn oil throughout the continential United States, Canada, and overseas.

 
 
 
Distillers Grains
A principal co-product of the ethanol production process is distillers grains, a high protein, high-energy animal feed supplement primarily marketed to the dairy, poultry and beef industries.  Distillers grains contain by-pass protein that is superior to other protein supplements such as cottonseed meal and soybean meal when used in rudiment diets.  By-pass proteins are more digestible to the animal, thus generating greater lactation in milk cows and greater weight gain in beef cattle. 
The dry mill ethanol processing used by the plant results in two forms of distiller grains:
  • Modified Wet Distillers Grains (MWDG)

    MWDG is processed corn mash that has been dried to approximately 50% moisture.  MWDG have a shelf life of approximately ten days and are sold to nearby markets.

  • Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)

    DDGS is pressed corn mash that has been dried to 10% to 12% moisture.  DDGS has an almost indefinite shelf life and may be sold and shipped to any market regardless of its vicinity to an ethanol plant.
  Champion Rate of Gain - Dairy Steer using UWGP's Distillers Grains - Congratulations!
 
 
   
Ethanol
Ethanol is ethyl alcohol, a fuel component made primarily from corn and various other grains, which can be used as: (i) an ocatane enhancer in fuels; (ii) an oxygenated fuel additive for the purpose of reducing ozone and carbon monoxide vehicle emissions; and (iii) a non-petroleum-based gasoline substitute.  More than 99% of all ethanol produced in the United States is used in its primary form for blending with unleaded gasoline and other fuel products.  The principal purchasers of ethanol are generally wholesale gasoline marketers or blenders.  The principal markets for our ethanol are petroleum terminals in the continential United States.
 
 
 
 
Corn Oil
Corn oil (maize oil) is oil extracted from the germ of corn (maize).  Corn oil is used as a feedstock for biodiesel.  Biodiesel is meant to be used in standard diesel engines and is thus distinct from the vegetable and waste oil used to fuel converted diesel engines.  Biodiesel can be used alone, or blended with petrodiesel.  Biodiesel can also be used as a low carbon alternative to heating oil.