In Illinois, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has announced the successful installation of a $2.4 million Valicor® corn-oil separation system at its Nebraska Energy LLC plant in Aurora, Nebraska.
The system began operations in early January. Since corn oil has a higher market value, removing the oil improves dried distillers grain processing properties.
The grind reduction affects the two plants in Aurora, Nebraska, including a 30 percent reduction at the NELLC facility and a 50 percent reduction at the Aurora West facility. No change is in effect at Aventine’s two ethanol plants in Pekin, Illinois.