Corn oil is a lipid of plant origin that is obtained through the process of extracting the wet grinding of corn. The percentage of oil by weight in a corn grain ranges between 3.1% and 5.7%, locating 83% of that fatty content in the grain germ.
Corn oil is generally made using a combination of natural and chemical processes to separate the corn oil from the rest of the plant materials. Corn oil is a coproduct that develops through the process of separation from the wet DGS.
Corn oil can be used as a nutritional component for animal feed. In addition, is very successfully in the production of biofuel. Global biofuel production shows that it has has emerged as a real alternative and complementary to petroleum diesel.