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1 Vegetable Oils Forum AFOA 2013

2 Brian Engel Tenaska Commodities, LLC Omaha, NE

3 Distillers (DDG’s) Corn Oil update
Rail car situation Renewable documentation Mineral Oil

4 Distillers (DDG’s) Corn Oil Recovery Process
Grind corn Cook corn Fermentation Separate solids (centrifuge), liquids, alcohol (distillation) Concentrate liquids (syrup) 30 to 35% solids through evaporators Centrifuge corn oil from concentrated liquids

5 Distillers Corn Oil Specifications
AFOA Rule 6.e Online at

6 Distillers Corn Oil Production
80% to 85% of ethanol plants extracting 2.0 to 2.2 billion lbs of annual distillers corn oil production Yields improving Anti emulsion process aids Higher process temperatures Management focus Fine grind Enzymes

7 Distillers Corn Oil next steps
Increase yields to 1.0 lb/bu approximately 5.0 billion lbs / year Potential 1.8 to 2.0 lbs of corn oil / bu Higher protein values relative to energy value in feed Continued challenges with changes in processing characteristics Partial refining / bleaching at ethanol plants

8 Rail Car Situation Petroleum companies bidding $1200 to $1500 per month = 1/2 this time last year Petroleum companies taking delivery of new builds – returning short term leased cars Increased safety concerns / costs Increased traffic flows Crude producers like flexibility to markets that rail cars provide vs pipeline LNG competing to replace diesel

9 Renewable Documentation
Contracts specifying additional feedstock source documentation RINS CARB / CI index ISCC certification RED certification Auditing

10 Mineral Oil Specifications
European driven – being adopted elsewhere Likely added to existing specifications Not able to detect food grade mineral oil vs non food grade mineral oil Sources Rail car / metal wipes Pumps / hydraulics

11 Volunteers for Vegetable Oil Committee
Questions ??? Volunteers for Vegetable Oil Committee Contact information Brian Engel Mobile (402) Time for Biofuels FORUM

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