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Industrial Uses of Soybean Oil Award Winner!
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Phil Sarnacke, United Soybean Board (Left) and Mike Haas, ERRC (Right)


At the 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society held in early May in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Michael Haas received the United Soybean Board's Industrial Uses of Soybean Oil Award for the conduct of research promoting new or novel industrial applications of soybean oil.  A Lead Scientist at the Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, PA, Dr. Haas has conducted lipid utilization research and led research teams in that subject matter area for nearly 30 years.  His research interests have ranged from the biochemical and molecular biological characterization of enzymes that can be used in the industrial processing of fats and oils to the development of new technologies for the production of biodiesel. This research as resulted in more than 100 scientific publications that advanced the state of knowledge and technology for the utilization of all lipids, including soybean oil. Congratulations to Mike!