Winter wheat fits well into ethanol production due to its high starch content. Starch is the source of sugars used to create ethanol. For this reason, purchasers are mainly interested in low protein and high starch content.

Some of the requirements for ethanol are:

  • Weight: 58 lbs/bu minimum
  • Moisture: dry, maximum 15 per cent
  • Sprouting: 10-15 per cent maximum

As with the feed market, producers should contact the buyer for more specifics.