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Ethanol plants using hops to eliminate bacteria

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An increasing number of ethanol companies are using hops to fight off nasty bacteria that can harm ethanol plant operations, according to Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Minn. Though antibiotics work well they have become a public relations problem as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was finding antibiotic residue in dried distillers grains. Hops have been a long-time ingredient for the beer industry, and are known for anti-bacteria qualities.
 
 

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