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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DISCOVERY AND UTILIZATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS FROM NEW CROPS AND AGRICULTURAL CO-PRODUCTS

Location: Functional Foods Research Unit

Title: Biobased products research at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research

Authors
item Vaughn, Steven
item Price, Neil
item Peterson, Steven
item Behle, Robert
item Eller, Fred
item Moser, Jill
item Bakota, Erica
item Berhow, Mark

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2013
Publication Date: August 7, 2013
Citation: Vaughn, S.F., Price, N.P., Peterson, S.C., Behle, R.W., Eller, F.J., Moser, J.K., Bakota, E.L., Berhow, M.A. 2013. Biobased products research at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, August 3-7, 2013, Corvallis, Oregon. p. 19.

Technical Abstract: Recent research by our group at the NCAUR has concerned the research and development of biobased products, most of which are derived from the residues produced during agricultural processing. These include: novel sophorolipids from yeast as natural emulsifiers and surfactants for certified organic pesticides; biochars produced from various agricultural residues as replacements for peat moss in greenhouse substrates; seedmeals from biofuel processing as organic fertilizers; novel bioabsorbents from modified dried distillers grains; and plant extracts enriched in phytochemicals as nutraceuticals in processed foods.

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