Identify and reduce variation in your corn DDGS quality and consistency.

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YOUR CHALLENGE

Distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) made from corn is a byproduct from ethanol production. As the term indicates, DDGS undergoes a drying process to improve storage stability and logistics. If too much heat is released during the drying process, the total amount of valuable amino acids like arginine, cystine and lysine decreases. Mainly due to the Maillard reaction, digestibility of all amino acids may be negatively affected. This can result in decreased nutritional quality.

Production processes have a tremendous
impact on the digestibility of DDGS. ▸

Our solution

Use AMINONIR® to determine the impact of heat treatment on the quality of your produced corn DDGS. Finetune the treatment to get the best possible product. Once you have scanned the corn DDGS samples and uploaded the spectra to Evonik, you will receive a complete evaluation within minutes.

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Get an estimation of the degree of processing based on the near infrared (NIR) calibrations for the following well established parameters:

 

• Protein solubility in potassium hydroxide (KOH)
• Reactive lysine
• Ratio of reactive lysine to total lysine

 

You also get the corrected amino acid values based on the measured degree of processing so you can maximize digestibility.

YOUR BENEFITS AT A GLANCE

Quick spot checks of corn and corn DDGS

Nutritional data to optimize the quality of corn DDGS products

High sample throughput at low cost

Comprehensive and clear report

Ideal conditions for price negotiations (quality-based sale)

Implementation and maintenance support

Ongoing online expert support

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SEE THE OTHER FIELDS OF APPLICATION THAT THE SERVICE IS PERFECTLY SUITED FOR:

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Feed millers

Feed mills receive and release thousands of shipments, which requires fast but nevertheless accurate and precise solutions for quality control. Carry out precise nutrient evaluations of more than 60 different ingredients.

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Soybean processors

Finetune the heat treatment at your soybean processing plant to get the best possible product with optimum nutritional value. Eliminate trypsin inhibitors and lectins. Protect amino acids like lysine, cystine and arginine.

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Producers of mustard meals or rapeseed meals

Mustard and rapeseed meals vary greatly in their content of antinutritional factors like glucosinolates and erucic acid. In addition, processing has a huge impact on heat labile nutrients. Optimize the production and marketing of your mustard and rapeseed meals.

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Producers of fish meals

Lysine and sulfur-containing amino acids are especially valuable components for fish meal, as they complement plant-based proteins like soy. Yet, the amount of amino acids contained in fish meal varies widely.

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Producers of animal byproduct meals

Animal byproduct meals are valuable due to their high amino acid content but are processed in many different ways. That’s why their quality can vary drastically. Use quick spot checks to demonstrate the quality of your products and to differentiate in the market.