Australia Allows Import of Ethanol Co-Product

DDGS will be used in feeding trials.

Australia's first imported sample of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles, a co-product of U.S. ethanol production, successfully cleared inspections this week after arriving at the Port of Melbourne on Nov. 25, according to the U.S. Grains Council. The shipment will be used in feeding trials which will be overseen by Australian feed supplier CopRice, a major supplier of feed ingredients, manufactured livestock and companion animal feeds.

"This is a major accomplishment for the Council and an exciting first step for CopRice," said Mike Callahan, USGC senior director of international operations for Asia. "This has also shown that DDGS can meet the stringent regiments of Australia's Quarantine and Inspection Service."

Adel Yusupov, USGC regional director of Southeast Asia said that the Council looks forward to hearing about CopRice's progress in using DDGS during the trial period. "Our staff is ready and available to assist them at any time upon their request."

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