Industrial Uses of Agricultural Materials Situation and Outlook Report (7)
by Lewrene Glaser
Industrial Uses of Agricultural Materials Situation and Outlook Report No. (IUS -7) 56 pp, July 1997
An estimated $110 billion worth of agricultural and forestry products were used as raw materials in the manufacture of industrial (nonfood, nonfeed) products in 1992. Wood and paper products accounted for $96 billion, more than 87 percent of the total. Other fibrous materials, animal products, natural rubber, and vegetable oils were among the other agricultural materials used in the manufacture of nonfood items. Markets are growing for citric and lactic acids, two organic chemicals usually derived from starch and sugar feedstocks. Soybean meal is being used to make adhesives and composites. Soybean oil is finding its way into plastics, inks, and solvents. Special articles examine two specialty oilseeds—crambe production and processing in North Dakota and lesquerella production in the Southwestern United States.
Keywords: industrial uses, agricultural materials, ethanol, citric acid, lactic acid, corn, soybean oil, soybean meal, straw, kenaf, crambe, lesquerella
In this publication...
- Contents, Acknowledgements, and Summary, 243 kb
- Introduction, 299 kb
- Macroeconomic and Industrial Outlook, 310 kb
- Starches and Sugars, 277 kb
- Fats and Oils, 364 kb
- Natural Fibers, 843 kb
- Crambe Production and Processing: A Case Study of the Effects on Rural Areas in North Dakota, 486 kb
- Comparative Economics of Producing Lesquerella in Various Areas of the Southwestern United States, 355 kb
- Appendix Tables, 1,202 kb
- Entire Document, 4,346 kb
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