The biopower of soy

Here are some of the new industrial developments in the soybean arena brought to you by the United Soybean Board:

Soy is hip for skaters
Comet Skateboards has partnered with e2e Materials to develop a new skateboard made from soy-based products. The new skateboards are made entirely from plant fibers and a resin derived from soy protein.

Soy bioresin everywhere
UK-based Cambridge Biopolymers is developing different products made from soy bioresin. Some of the applications for the bioresin include timber boards, laminates, furniture, moldings, glass-fiber insulation, foundry sands and casting materials and non-wovens.

Soy: Good for you, bad for mosquitoes
A methyl soyate larvicide is currently being developed in partnership with Stepan Company and BVA oils to control West Nile Virus mosquitoes. The first aerial testing was done in July and further aerial testing is expected next year.

One Response to The biopower of soy

  1. Pradeep 9 October, 2008 at 6:24 am #

    Interesting; I would like to learn more about the environmental footprint of using soybean to produce these products.

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