Method and systems for enhancing oil recovery from ethanol production byproducts

  • US 8,168,037 B2
  • Filed: 09/17/2007
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing thin stillage concentrate created during a dry milling process used for producing ethanol from corn, comprising:

  • recovering oil from the thin stillage concentrateand subsequently evaporating the thin stillage concentrate in an evaporator to further reduce a moisture content and form an evaporated thin stillage concentrate, wherein the evaporated thin stillage concentrate has a lower moisture content than the thin stillage concentrate; and

    mixing the evaporated thin stillage concentrate with distillers wet grains.

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