Dr. S. M. Mahfuzul Islam bags Biotechnology Division Award

S. M. Mahfuzul Islam was recently awarded Biotechnology Division Student Award at 109th AOCS Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. Dr. Islam gave a talk on “Better Understanding of Enzymatic Soy Processing through Modeling Monomeric Sugar Release”. The award aims to encourage cutting-edge research related to biotechnological sciences and development of fats and oils.  …

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Engineering professor wins Archer Daniels Midland Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lu-Kwang Ju and Dr. Abdullah Loman for receiving the Archer Daniels Midland Award from the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). They are recognized for their article in the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society with the title “Optimization of Enzymatic Process Condition for Protein Enrichment, Sugar Recovery and …

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Soy Bean Harvest

Soybeans

In doing research with soybeans, we need to periodically re-culture the seeds.  We are using a special cultivar that is not naturally resistant to fungal attack.  This serves as a positive control in testing.  Not too many people would want to grow this for normal crop production, therefore it is …

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NEW PUBLICATION – Soybean carbohydrate as fermentation feedstock

Soybeans are commonly used for their oil and proteins.  However, the carbohydrate rich fibers can be converted into fermentation feedstock.  This carbohydrate liquid can then be fermented into many different products, including ethanol, butanol, enzymes, succinic acid, etc.  Dr. Al Loman and Dr. Ju have written a nice summary of the different technologies in Process …

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