Submitted to: Oilseed Processing and Utilization World Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 6, 1996
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, Illinois, has a long history in developing process technologies improving soybean oil quality to overcome off flavors and odors, short shelf life, dark color and many other processing difficulties. In addition, methods to isolate high quality food grade protein were developed and adopted by industry. The result is that soybean constituents, oil and protein, have become the most versatile and ubiquitous component of processed foods today. Current work of the Center emphasizes industrial applications including adhesives, ion exchange resins, structural materials and coatings, hydraulic fluids and lubricants, biofuels and printing inks. An update on research programs and an evaluation of technical and commercial barriers to success will be presented.