Submitted to: World Conference on Oilseed and Edible Oil Processing
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/20/2001
Publication Date: 8/12/2002
Citation: WILLETT, J.L., HOJILLAEVANGELIST, M.P., LAWTON JR, J.W., SESSA, D.J. UTILIZATION OF PROTEINS FROM AGRICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTS IN NONFOOD APPLICATIONS. WORLD CONFERENCE ON OILSEED AND EDIBLE OIL PROCESSING. 2002. Abstract p. 4.
Technical Abstract: The U.S. annually produces millions of tons of co-products from the processing of corn and soybeans. These co-products contain significant amounts of proteins, and provide a low cost raw materials for development of new products. Potential applications for soy proteins include foamed plywood adhesives and anti-carcinogenic compounds. Zein is a protein found in corn which has many useful applications, such as films and coatings. Challenges and opportunities in developing new uses for proteins from agricultural co-products will be discussed.