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Ethanol byproducts feed rail shipments
Increased ethanol production means increased rail carloads of dried distillers grains


Railroads are essential to the transportation of ethanol and also to the movement of a major byproduct of ethanol production, dried distillers grains. Dried distillers grains are most commonly used for animal feed. As rail carloads of ethanol have increased, so have carloads of dried distillers grains, making for well-fed customers in barnyards across America and the world.

Source: AAR Freight Commodity Statistics