During the process of making ethanol in a dry mill operation, one of the co-products produced is a high-protein animal feed, known as dried distillers grains with sollubles (DDGS). DDGS sales have a positive impact on Wisconsinâ€™s economy. Here are some facts:
- Wisconsin agricultural exports rose 13% during the first six months of 2008, in part due to the production of ethanol and its co-products.
- Sales of dried distillers grains with sollubles (DDGS) increased 169% in the first six months of 2008 compared to the first six months of 2007.
- Over $17 million worth of DDGS has been sold in Wisconsin in 2008 already, compared with a total of $19.2 million sold in 2007 and only $6 million in 2006.