Industrial Uses of Agricultural Materials Situation and Outlook Report (5)
by Lewrene Glaser
Industrial Uses of Agricultural Materials Situation and Outlook Report No. (IUS -5) 56 pp, September 1995
Research and market demand are opening new opportunities for agriculturally based industrial materials. If biodiesel is approved as a certified technology for the Urban Bus Retrofit Rebuild Program, U.S. transit operations would be able to use it to meet air-quality regulations without any change in operability and maintenance. Ethanol sales in the reformulated gasoline market have been strong, despite the court-ordered elimination of the renewable oxygenate requirement. Cornstarch is used to make xanthan gum, a popular ingredient in food, pharmaceuticals, and industrial products. In 1994, an estimated supply of 10.8 billion pounds of cotton lint, linters, motes, and textile wastes were available for industrial purposes. Essential oils and their derivatives are widely used as flavors and fragrances, a market estimated to be worth $9 billion. A special article examines the expected costs of operating a bus fleet on three different alternative fuels—biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and methanol—with petroleum diesel as the base fuel.
Keywords: industrial uses, agricultural materials, ethanol, corn, xanthan gum, surfactants, crambe, cotton, dairy products, forest products, essential oils, biodiesel
In this publication...
- Contents, Acknowledgements, and Summary, 440 kb
- Introduction, 444 kb
- Current Macroeconomic and Industrial Outlook, 181 kb
- Starches and Sugars, 524 kb
- Fats and Oils, 643 kb
- Natural Fibers, 285 kb
- Animal Products, 237 kb
- Forest Products, 237 kb
- Specialty Plant Products, 489 kb
- Life-Cycle Costs of Alternative Fuels:Is Biodiesel Cost Competitive for Urban Buses?, 635 kb
- Appendix Tables, 866 kb
- Entire Document, 4,898 kb
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