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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIO-INDUSTRIAL USES OF SORGHUM PROTEINS Project Number: 5430-44000-023-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2008
End Date: Sep 14, 2013

Objective:
1) Determine the adhesive properties of sorghum proteins isolated from DDGS, bran and flour, 2) Determine the chemical properties of sorghum proteins related to adhesive and bio-plastic quality, and 3) Improve the quality of sorghum protein based adhesives and bio-plastics.

Approach:
Optimize the isolation of sorghum proteins from DDGS, bran, and/or sorghum flour and characterize the chemical properties of the isolated proteins and their functional properties in adhesives and bio-plastic production. Isolate proteins from sorghum grains with known attributes (e.g. hardness) to determine the factors that influence the quality of sorghum based adhesives and bio-plastics.

Last Modified: 10/20/2014
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