Method of processing ethanol byproducts and related subsystems

  • US 7,601,858 B2
  • Filed: 05/05/2005
  • Issued: 10/13/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of recovering oil from thin stillage, the method comprising, in sequence:

  • evaporating the thin stillage to remove water and form a concentrated byproduct; and

    recovering oil from the concentrated byproduct by heating and mechanically processing the concentrated byproduct to separate the oil from the concentrated byproduct, wherein the concentrated byproduct has a moisture content of greater than 30% and less than 90% by weight.

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