Environmental and nutritonal benefits of bioethanol co-products (ENBBIO)

Aims & Objectives
To quantify sources of variability in Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS), identify opportunities to enhance their value and to quantify the contribution of co-products to the overall GHG balance of UK crop, livestock and ethanol production.

Expected Outcomes
The principal benefits to the livestock industry will be a more consistent Wheat DDGS product with the availability of a cheaper home grown protein material, better able to compete against soya, which is now an expensive source of protein.

An improved understanding of livestock performance and diet inclusion rates.

A better understanding of the potential implications of UK bioethanol production to reduce net GHG emissions and more confidence that growth of UK biofuels based on wheat biorefining will not cause harmful  indirect land use change.

Start Date             
April 2010        

Completion Date
September 2014

Lead Contractor

Other Delivery Partners
AB Agri, AB Vista Feed Ingredients, AHDB, Aunir, Brewing Food & Beverage Industry Suppliers Association (BFBi),  Deans Food, Defra, Ensus, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Glencore Grain UK, Hook2Sisters, Marks & Spencers, Premier Nutrition Products, Quality Meat Scotland, Sciantec Analytical Services, SRUC, Syngenta Seeds UK, The Scotch Whisky Research Insitute, Tulip, University of Mancester, University of Nottingham

Defra Sustainable Arable LINK Programme

For further information please contact: stephen.whelan@ahdb.org.uk or call 024 7647 8632