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Research Project: Industrial Monomers and Polymers from Plant Oils

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Fatty acid profile of 25 alternative lipid feedstocks

item Moser, Bryan

Submitted to: Inform
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/1/2016
Publication Date: 6/1/2016
Citation: Moser, B.R. 2016. Fatty acid profile of 25 alternative lipid feedstocks. Inform. 27(6):28-29.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This study reports the fatty acid profiles of 25 alternative lipid feedstocks for the production of bio-based fuels and chemicals. Lipids were extracted using hexane from oil-bearing seeds using a standard Soxhlet apparatus. Fatty acid profiles were measured using gas chromatography-flame ionization detection (GC-FID). Total oil content is also reported. These results will be used to determine appropriate applications for the feedstock, as fatty acid profile influences properties and performance of value-added products. These results will be beneficial to oleochemical producers and users and other more traditional chemical companies as they explore bio-based alternatives to existing petrochemically-derived commercial products.