–by Jonathan Eisenthal Minnesota farmers plant around seven million acres of soybeans each year, and a major part of the crop’s attraction is its value-added products like biodiesel and glycerin that increase the worth of the commodity and create additional revenue streams for processors Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) in Brewster recently worked with AURI to study whether refining glycerin would be a good fit for their company, which crushes soybeans… Read More »From the farm to a face near you
Idea to reality: A Minnesota family company wanted to use recycled vegetable oil and glycerin from their small biodiesel plant to make green cleaning products. They needed help with glycerin purification and product formulation and testing. AURI’s role: AURI scientists helped purify the crude glycerin and perfect the product recipes and manufacturing process for Klean Soap. Outcome: Klean Soap now makes five all-natural cleaning products, which are being tested at… Read More »Klean Soap
AURI scientist Dr. Doug Root has been selected as incoming chair of the American Oil Chemists Society’s Industrial Oil Products Division. Dr. Root takes the helm in May. The AOCS Industrial Products Division provides a forum for professionals involved in research, development, engineering, marketing, and testing of industrial products and co-products from fats and oils, including glycerin and its derivatives.