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Bio-Oils Research Unit

The focus of the Bio-oils research unit is to develop new technologies for using vegetable oils as renewable sources for value-added industrial products. 

 

Researchers in this unit use various chemical, chemical engineering, and environmentally friendly extraction processes to modify the chemical properties of vegetable oils and fatty acids obtained from traditional and new crops.

 

The impact of this research is recognizable in modified materials that are useful as additives, lubricants, major components of fuels and other industrial materials, and as new products.


Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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