Third session of the 2020 DGTC Online Symposium on July 8th

Date of publication : 7/2/2020
Source : Distillers Grains Technology Council

The Distillers Grains Technology Council has taken the annual symposium virtual and with a new format: as an on-line webinar held in three occurrences. The first session was completed on May 13th, the second on June 10th, and this third part will take place on July 8th.

Because sponsors agreed to offset the costs of the technology, the promotion of these seminars are at no cost to attendees, with each webinar lasting 90 minutes and featuring many of the speakers that were scheduled to appear in Omaha.

This third session is at 9:00 AM (Central Time) and will be sponsored by ST Equipment & Technology and BetaTec.


July 8 Session details

  • Opening remarks, DGTC Education and Outreach
    • Dr. Kurt Rosentrater, Executive Director DGTC.
  • Novel Post-Drying Fraction Technology for High Protein DDGS
    • Mr. Kyle Flynn, Director of Business Development, ST Equipment & Technology.
    • Abstract: Electrostatic separation is a completely dry process requiring no water or chemicals. Dry electrostatic separation methods offer an opportunity to generate high protein DDGS co-products for use as a high value animal feed ingredient. The protein concentration takes place after the DDGS dryer and is completely independent of the ethanol process.
  • Results from a 3-year Inter-Laboratory Study of Deoxynivalenol in Cereal Grains
    • Mr. Ron Sarver, Director of Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, NEOGEN CORP.
    • Abstract: Ground corn and wheat samples contaminated with known amounts of deoxynivalenol (DON) along with standard solutions were analyzed by several analytical laboratories including NEOGEN over a three-year period. Accuracy, precision and long-term consistency of results from each laboratory will be discussed.
  • DDGS: International Market Drivers and Price Risk Management
    • Mr. Sergio Alvarado, S&P Global Platts.
    • Abstract: As the leading publisher of commodity information S&P Global Platts is experienced providing essential market information including prices. Join Sergio Alvarado as he presents on the impact of COVID-19 on the DDGS market. He will also focus on what a price assessment is, how we publish DDGS information and how this can be used to reduce risk.
  • Q&A Session
2020 DGTC Participants Bios

Mr. Kyle Flynn
ST Equipment & Technology

Kyle Flynn joined ST Equipment & Technology (STET) in 2008 as a process engineer. Since then, Kyle has collaborated with STET customers to validate and deploy the innovative water-free processing technology across multiple new applications in industrial minerals processing. As a member of the process engineering group, Kyle led the commissioning of multiple STET separators, as well as application development, process design and process optimization. In 2018, Kyle was made responsible for business development for the Americas region. Kyle holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and an MS in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

 Mr. Ron Sarver

 Ron Sarver is the Director of Biochemistry and Analytical Chemistry at NEOGEN CORP, leading a team that develops diagnostic assays and instrumental methods for detection and quantitation of mycotoxins and other analytes. Prior to joining NEOGEN, Ron was a Senior Research Scientist at Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn for 23 years where he was a member of a Structural Biology team and managed a Biophysics Laboratory.

 Mr. Sergio Alvarado
S&P Global Platts

 Sergio Alvarado has 25-plus years' experience trading and hedging agricultural commodities world-wide. He has bought this deep understanding of the drivers of agriculture markets to his current role of pricing specialist of US corn and DDGS at S&P Global Platts. Sergio has a BS in Agricultural Administrator Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.


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