Submitted to: International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 20, 2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: United States agriculture produces over 12 billion pounds of soybean oil annually, and frequently carry-over exceeds 1 billion pounds. Only 300 million pounds of soybean oil are used in industrial applications. Non-food uses of soybean oil and other vegetable oils have grown very little during the past 40 years. Development of new industrial products or commercial processes are objectives of continued research in both public and private interests. The following selected examples illustrate progress in identifying and developing new technologies based mainly on soybean oil.