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Content tagged bioproducts

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Andrea Harpen

Andrea Harpen

Why do you focus on real-world problems in your classroom? I love finding new ways to connect my core science content with what is happening in Ohio and the world. …

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Dennis Hall

Dennis Hall

My job has two main objectives: to expedite commercialization of biobased products through a cluster/supply chain development strategy; and to foster knowledge gained among the general public of biobased …

Industry leader
Keith Masavage

Keith Masavage

As the founder of a rapidly-growing bioplastics startup company everyone here wears a lot of hats. As founder I handle all corporate governance issues, legal matters, personnel and accounting. The …

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Soy beautiful

Soy beautiful

What STEM equipment is used to make soy-based beauty products? Students act as lab technicians working for a cosmetic company and learn the names, functions and units of common lab and measuring equipment by generating soy-based beauty products. Students will …

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Meet the bean: soybeans are everywhere!

Meet the bean: soybeans are everywhere!

What is a soybean? Why are soybeans such a valuable crop? Here are some activities that are perfect for agriculture days, county fairs, after-school programming or summer camps! Recipes for soy plastic and soy …

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Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

Soybeans as a chemical feedstock

Can agriculture provide greener, more sustainable products? Soybeans contain several components which innovators and entrepreneurs find valuable when creating greener products. What are the chemical building blocks in a soybean?

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Green at home: soy bioproducts

Green at home: soy bioproducts

What does agriculture have to do with cleaning things up? If every U.S. household replaced one 48 oz box of powdered laundry detergent with a bioproduct alternative, we’d save 96,000 barrels of oil per year—enough to heat and cool over…

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Agriculture in print: soy ink

Agriculture in print: soy ink

How do we replace non-renewable resources with renewable resources in high use products like inks? Create ink recipes and test the formulas. Ink is basically pigment mixed in a liquid that will not blur when put on paper. Inks made with soybean oil are made f…

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Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

Henry Ford and George Washington Carver team up to make bio-based products

How do scientists and engineers work together to solve problems? Scientists and engineers work together to “industrialize” the use of agriculture products. Oil and protein from plants can be turned into many products. Design some new products using items from aroun…

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Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

Plant oils matter: agricultural soap

What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap—is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants…