Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Corn Wet Milling Industry

Corn wet milling is the most energy intensive industry within the food and kindred products group, using 15 percent of the energy in the entire food industry. This report shows energy efficiency opportunities available for wet corn millers. It begins with descriptions of the trends, structure and production of the corn wet milling industry and the energy used in the milling and refining process. Specific energy savings are provided for each energy efficiency measure. If available, typical payback periods are also listed. The report draws upon the experiences of corn, wheat, and other starch processing plants worldwide for energy efficiency measures.

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