Submitted to: Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi
Publication Type: Review article
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/22/2008
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
Citation: Erhan, S.Z., Sharma, B.K., Doll, K.M. 2009. Opportunities for Industrial Uses of Agricultural Products. Chemistry Today/Chimica Oggi. 27(1):38-41. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The search for and development of non-fuel industrial uses of agricultural commodities is an ongoing endeavor. New technologies which can involve chemically, enzymatically, or genetically modifying agricultural products will be required in order to meet the requirements of the products of the future, and to continue the eventual switch to an economy based on renewable resources. Adhesives, lubricants, polymers, and inks are some of the industries where we may see even more petrochemical replacement in the near future.