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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Emerging Industrial Uses for Soybeans

Author
item Johnsen, Peter

Submitted to: World Conference on Oilseed and Edible Oil Processing
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 10, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR) has played a major part in developing soybeans from a minor forage crop 50 years ago to the Nations's second biggest row crop, second most valuable cash crop and America's number one source of vegetable oil. Significant research and development advances made by NCAUR scientists have led to improvements in oil quality and processing as well as developing uses for other components of the soybean. Discovering new uses for soybeans remains a major priority of the Center. Industrial products currently under development at NCAUR include: inks and paints, bio-diesel fuels and additives, lubricants, ion-exchange resins, adhesives and foams. A brief summary of these research projects is presented.

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