Producing Corn Ethanol: Wet Milling
In wet milling, corn is soaked in water and acid to separate the various grain components. Grinders then separate the corn germ from the fiber, gluten and starches. The starch and water from the mash are converted into ethanol. Other components of the corn can be used to produce corn gluten meal, corn gluten feed, cornstarch, corn syrup and corn oil.
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Source: Renewable Fuels Association.