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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIO-INDUSTRIAL USES OF SORGHUM PROTEINS

Location: Grain Quality and Structure Research

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.


3. Progress Report:
No additional transfer of funds has occurred. No new work has been conducted. Project is to be terminated.


4. Accomplishments

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