Corn Oil

Producing a versatile, low-carbon ingredient.

Sustainable feedstock for a greener future.

Green Plains was an early adopter of renewable corn oil technology at each of our biorefineries, as we continuously look to unlock more sustainable resources from each bushel of corn we process. The majority of our corn oil is used as a low-carbon feedstock to produce biodiesel and renewable diesel. As the renewable diesel market continues to expand, corn oil will be a key feedstock for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. On average, corn oil’s carbon intensity (CI) score is 20 points lower than soybean oil, which ultimately reduces the overall CI value of finished renewable liquid fuels

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Supporting livestock and poultry diets.

Corn oil can also be supplemented as a valued ingredient in livestock and poultry diets. Its high energy content can be used in place of animal fats or other vegetable-based oils.

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We’re on a mission to produce more renewable corn oil.

Green Plains generally transports corn oil by truck, rail or barge to locations near our biorefineries, primarily in the southeastern and midwestern regions of the United States. With continuous yield improvements and new technology being installed at each location, our corn oil recovery could increase by as much as 50%, growing our total capacity to approximately 400 million pounds upon completion of our protein expansion projects. A recent month-long trial of our Maximized Stillage Co-Products™ system boosted corn oil output at just one plant by up to 75%.

Green Plains is a global leader in leveraging innovative technologies to make essential ingredients the world needs.

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