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  • Zein --A Corn Compound With Diverse Valuable Uses
    "), the chief protein in corn, has been commercially available for more than 60 years. In fact, until petroleum nudged it aside, zein was a chief ingredient for making adhesives, varnishes, binders, and films. Today, zein is mainly used in specialty coatings. But now, thanks to renewed interest in biobased
  • Biobased Industrial Products--Not a New Idea for ARS
    Research Center remarkably improved synthetic rubber's quality when they devised a biobased substitute for the compound that initiates the reaction process. In place of a petroleum-based chemical, the researchers came up with an initiator from citrus peels and pine tar. Industry adopted the new process
  • Green Processing
    a zero-discharge facility because all its waste is recycled in local agriculture. We ve fertilized quite a bit of hay down here, Pearce notes. A green approach related to enzymes is the generation of intermediates, usually chiral compounds, from fermentation sources instead of petroleum feedstock

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