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Corn fiber hulls as a food additive or animal feed

United States Patent

December 21, 2010
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The present invention provides a novel animal feed or food additive that may be made from thermochemically hydrolyzed, solvent-extracted corn fiber hulls. The animal feed or food additive may be made, for instance, by thermochemically treating corn fiber hulls to hydrolyze and solubilize the hemicellulose and starch present in the corn fiber hulls to oligosaccharides. The residue may be extracted with a solvent to separate the oil from the corn fiber, leaving a solid residue that may be prepared, for instance by aggolmerating, and sold as a food additive or an animal feed.
Abbas; Charles (Champaign, IL), Beery; Kyle E. (Decatur, IN), Cecava; Michael J. (Decatur, IN), Doane; Perry H. (Decatur, IN)
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Decatur, IL)
11/ 384,762
March 20, 2006
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Award Number 04-03-CA-7060 awarded by U.S. DOE (Department of Energy).