How is produced?
Is produced from the non-edible corn oil from the thin stillage evaporation process immediately prior to production of distillers grains. Corn oil is primarily marketed as a feedstock for biodiesel as well as a supplement to livestock feed. Other industrial uses for corn oil include feedstock for rubber substitutes, rust preventatives, inks, textiles, soaps and insecticides.
The biodiesel and feed industries view crude corn oil as a commodity and will always pay the lowest possible price for it. But refined corn oil is a better feedstock for biodiesel plants looking to maximize their production and for industrial users looking for an effective alternative to soybean oil.
By eliminating free fatty acids, moisture and waxes from crude corn oil, our process transforms a mere commodity into a highly sought‑after refined corn oil. As a result, you’ll have a coproduct that is more valuable to a broader range of buyers, including industrial-based users of soybean oil.
Markets and Applications
Corn oil market has been segmented on the basis of Edible and non-edible corn oil. Among both of these segment non edible segment is expected to show robust growth the following years. This is supported by the reason that corn oil is highly environmental friendly product as it has lowest rating for carbon intensity as compared to other biodiesel feed stocks which is driving the segment growth. Edible segment is expected to show substantial growth in terms of volume.
Edible segment is further sub segmented as food service restaurants, food processor, and retail (end consumers). Among all these segment retail segment is expected to occupy the major market share. Rising cardiovascular diseases has shifted the consumer focus towards consumption of food containing low cholesterol which is expected to drive the segment growth in the near future. Moreover, food processor segment is expected to account for substantial growth. Consumers are now focusing on healthy lifestyle, due to this they carefully choose the products they buy and use. In addition, easy access to information has made them aware about the availability of different types of oils and fats in the market. Thus, now food processors are trying to respond to consumer demand by offering stable and healthy products.