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Research Project: Cotton Coproducts Processing to Increase Value and Improve Sustainability

Location: Cotton Production and Processing Research

Project Number: 3096-21410-008-53-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 1, 2019
End Date: Dec 31, 2019

Objective:
To develop and/or evaluate value-added processes that will enhance the utilization and economic value of cottonseed and cotton byproducts to improve cotton's sustainability and contribute to grower profitability.

Approach:
The processing equipment at the Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit (CPPRU) will be utilized to evaluate various processing techniques to either add-value to cottonseed and cotton byproducts or reduce processing costs. Prototype equipment will be designed and built at CPPRU and tested for efficacy. The facility will produce test quantities of product for research, as directed by Cotton Inc, in the areas of food, feed, oil field or fuel. These products will be evaluated in conjunction with other researchers who will assess the end use effects of these products. In addition to utilizing the facility for research, assistance will be provided to individuals and/or companies looking to implement innovations. Facilitating and coordinating the scale-up and commercialization of the brush delinter will be a primary focus of this project. Anticipated Accomplishments: Develop and/or refine processing techniques that will either produce value-added products or reduce the cost of production. Results from this research will be published in various Conference and Journal publications.