The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) is clarifying the purpose of a recently announced project to develop a standard on distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS).

Reaction to an earlier press release indicates some confusion about the scope of the standard.

The document in development, X606 Properties and Relationships for Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS), will summarize the known properties of DDGS. This will include values for key properties – angle of repose, bulk density, thermal characteristics, etc. – and their known ranges. This information is needed by agricultural and other engineers and scientists who design and build storage structures and material handling and processing equipment for DDGS, both commercially and at farm scale.

Most of the DDGS, a coproduct of the fuel ethanol and distillery industries, comes from manufacturing plants that convert corn into ethanol for oxygenated motor fuels.

For more information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at ASABE, (269) 429-0300 or cedarq@asabe.org. View a current list of all ASABE projects.