Dry Milling Process

This year, Commonwealth Agri-Energy will use 15,000,000 Bushels of Corn to produce:
  • 45,000,000 Gallons of Ethanol
  • 129,000 Tons of Distillers Dried Grains,
  • 110,000 Tons of CO2
  • 7,000 Tons of Animal Feed Grade Distillers Corn Oil

The Dry Milling Process is Diagrammed to the Right:

Commonwealth Agri-Energy, LLC

General Manager:  Mick Henderson 

Plant Manager:  Jonathan Stahl 


Board of Managers

Chairman: David Brame


Vice-Chairman: Phillip Garnett


Secretary:  Wayne Hunt


John Young

Seldon Dixon, Jr.

Laura Knoth

Randy Riley

                                                      John Martin

                                                      Jeff Davis 





What is Ethanol?

Ethanol is an alcohol made from corn that has been converted into simple sugars and then fermented and distilled. Because ethanol is a renewable fuel produced from corn, increased ethanol usage will boost Kentucky farm income while, at the same time, reducing U.S. reliance on imported oil and reducing carbon monoxide emissions.

Why Ethanol?
  • Ethanol is a value-added product of corn, which aids local and state economies and boosts profitability of corn growers.
  • Ethanol is an oxygenated octane enhancer added to motor fuel to reduce harmful vehicle emissions that are released into the air daily.
  • Ethanol is a biodegradable alternative additive that provides consumers with a high-octane fuel at a competitive price.
  • One bushel of corn produces 2.8 gallons of ethanol 17 lbs. distiller's dry grain 17 lbs. CO2
  • Ethanol lowers harmful carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 30 percent.
Facts About Ethanol
  • 1 bushel of corn = 2.8 gallons of ethanol, 17 pounds of livestock feed (distillers grains) and 18 pounds of carbon dioxide.
  • Ethanol has an octane rating of 113 and contains 77,000 BTU’s.
  • E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) is safe for use in any gasoline-powered engine, including motorcycles and lawnmowers.
  • 13 billion gallons of ethanol produced in 2010 reduced America’s need for imported oil for gasoline refining by 445 million barrels.
  • In 2010, the production of 13 billion gallons of ethanol helped support more than 400,000 jobs in all sectors of the economy.
  • All of the Big Three auto makers have recommended the use of gasoline containing oxygenates, such as ethanol, in their warranty statements since the 1993 model year. The reason?…..the lower and less harmful emissions produced by ethanol.
  • Flex-fuel Vehicles (FFV’s) can use E85, a blend of 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline, unleaded or any combination of the two.  There are more than 8.5 million FFV’s on America’s roads today.
  • 40% of the cars in Brazil run on 100% ethanol; the rest run on 22% ethanol and 78% gasoline.

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