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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Utilization of Proteins from Agricultural Co-Products in Nonfood Applications

Authors
item Willett, Julious
item Hojilla-Evangelista, Milagros
item Lawton Jr, John
item Sessa, David

Submitted to: World Conference on Oilseed and Edible Oil Processing
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: December 20, 2001
Publication Date: August 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.

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