Location: Grain Quality and Structure Research
Project Number: 5430-44000-023-02-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2008
End Date: Sep 14, 2013
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.
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.