Platts launches price assessments for ethanol by-product dried distillers grain

Plantations International News Platts, a global provider of energy and commodities information, has begun publishing price assessments for a key ethanol by-product increasingly used as animal feed in the US and globally. The new references are for dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) and reflect values for the Midwest, the key corn, wheat, and grains producing region in the US, and exportable values at the US Gulf Coast. DDGS is a by-product from the making of ethanol using a dry-mill method, which grinds into flour the whole grain kernel rather than separating it into its germ, fiber, protein, and starch parts [...]