News tagged with vegetable oil

New adhesive for tape, label industry discovered

An incidental discovery in a wood products lab at Oregon State University has produced a new pressure-sensitive adhesive that may revolutionize the tape industry - an environmentally benign product that works very well and ...

Jul 06, 2010
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Brown University chemists simplify biodiesel conversion

As the United States seeks to lessen its reliance on foreign oil, biodiesel is expected to play a role. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a branch of the Department of Energy, biodiesel ...

Oct 07, 2010
4.5 / 5 (13) 2 | with audio podcast

Butter leads to lower blood fats than olive oil

High blood fat levels normally raise the cholesterol values in the blood, which in turn elevates the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Now a new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that butter leads to considerably ...

Feb 09, 2010
4.2 / 5 (13) 1 | with audio podcast

Seeding a new kind of concrete

Sunflower seed husks, a huge waste product of the vegetable oil and food industry, could be used as an environmentally friendly filler, or aggregate, for concrete according to Turkish researchers writing in the International Jo ...

Apr 26, 2013
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CCNY-led team develops non-toxic oil recovery agent

A team of chemists led by Dr. George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the ...

Jul 14, 2010
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