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Date: 08/04/19 17:00
South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: pedrop

Hi, I took this pic in  Spokane, WA in 2011. Now am reviewing my pics and I am wonderig what these hoppers carry. Do you know?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG





Date: 08/04/19 17:06
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: DKay

Fair chance it would be corn Pedro.
Regards,DK



Date: 08/04/19 17:10
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: 1976steve

Typically ethanol plants could have grain coming inbound,their raw material,and DDG (dried distillers grain) outbound their byproduct.



Date: 08/04/19 17:11
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: PHall

DKay Wrote:
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> Fair chance it would be corn Pedro.
> Regards,DK

More likely Dried Distillers Grain. The remains of the corn after the ethanol process is through. Good for animal feed.



Date: 08/04/19 17:14
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: DKay

PHall Wrote:
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> DKay Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Fair chance it would be corn Pedro.
> > Regards,DK
>
> More likely Dried Distillers Grain. The remains of
> the corn after the ethanol process is through.
> Good for animal feed.



Thanks,I see those DDG's on LaPlata cam regularly.
A ? regarding DDG.Anyone know what the protien level is after the Ethanol process has been completed.
Regards,dK



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/19 17:16 by DKay.



Date: 08/04/19 17:20
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: callum_out

We had quite a group as customers and most them quoted corn DDG at about 30% protein.

Out



Date: 08/04/19 17:44
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: Fiftyfooter

Cool hopper! Interesting back story!



Date: 08/04/19 20:12
Re: South Point Ethanol covered hopper
Author: farmer

Ironically South Point Ethanol went out of business in 1995 before the MBTE ban was placed by the government causing the ethanol boom of the early 2000.
Car is now owned by the Andersons of Maumee Ohio. A large agricultural company with a good sized railroad car repair and leasing business.

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