BIO-INDUSTRIAL USES OF SORGHUM PROTEINS
Grain Quality and Structure Research Unit
2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
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.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
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.
No additional transfer of funds has occurred. No new work has been conducted. Project is to be terminated.