CHS ethanol plants manufacture the alcohol-based renewable fuel via an advanced fermenting and distilling process that efficiently converts corn into simple sugars. The resulting ethanol product is primarily used as a fuel that is commonly blended with gasoline to increase octane and improve emissions quality. Other ethanol benefits include:
Reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Promoting North American energy independence.
Creating an alternative market for growers to sell their corn.
Providing consumers with a more economical fuel; on average more than $0.50/gallon cheaper than conventional gasoline.
A major byproduct of ethanol production is distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). DDGS are a high-protein animal feed that is in demand worldwide to supplement livestock diets.