Purdue Students Take Soy to a New Dimension

Lost a button on your favorite workshirt? You COULD drive to a local store and pick up a replacement, or order one online. Or you could make one on the farm with a 3-D printer. And, thanks to some innovative students at Purdue University and soy-checkoff support from the Indiana Soybean Alliance, that new button

Soft-Drink Makers to Remove Soybean-Oil-Based Ingredient

Global beverage producers, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have announced the removal of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in many popular soft drinks, which could put a significant dent in the food industry’s demand for soybean oil. BVO is especially popular to help citrus-flavored soft drinks stay mixed and eliminate the need to shake up a product

Play Ball! Soy-Backed AstroTurf® Takes the Field at University of Michigan

It’s opening day in Major League Baseball, but it’s the field at the University of Michigan that recently got a big-league upgrade, thanks to an innovation delivered by America’s farmers. The field at Michigan’s Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex contains AstroTurf. This isn’t just any playing surface, it’s a product made with BioCel™, a soy-based

Fuels Experience Similar Beginnings

The petroleum and biodiesel paths to success show parallels Biodiesel and petroleum diesel share many similarities. They can both be used in diesel engines without modification. They both fuel fleets and passenger vehicles throughout the country. They even heat homes. And, even though their beginnings were nearly a century apart – they both were given

Soy Paint Meets New LEED Standards

In an effort to grow demand for U.S. soybeans, the soy checkoff partnered with Sherwin-Williams to develop paints made from soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles. The paints won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 60 percent, making them safer to use. Recently, the

This St. Patrick’s Day, choose a truly “green” beer

Many breweries turn to biodiesel in sustainability strategies Before you lift that green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, why not select one that comes from a “green” brewery? Many breweries throughout the U.S. and Canada have robust sustainability initiatives that include using biodiesel. One example is a company whose flagship Pale Ale brew even has a green

Goodyear On Track to Sell Soy Tires

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spots. Fortunately Goodyear is managing to stay on track with its plan to replace petroleum-based oil with soybean oil in tires – a process driven by soy-checkoff-supported technology. Two years ago, researchers at Goodyear’s Innovation Center in Akron, Ohio discovered that using soybean oil in

Checkoff-Funded Research Yields 38 New Products That Add Demand for Soy

Everyone knows the stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones. Innovation happens when people look at their surroundings in new ways. The checkoff helps manufacturers innovate with U.S. soy by supporting research and development of new products with the best chance of increasing demand for U.S. soy. Last year, checkoff partnerships with

U.S. Soybean Oil Market in Mexico Grows

A recent soy-checkoff-funded promotional campaign showed Mexican shoppers the benefits of cooking with U.S. soybean oil, leading to a 15 percent jump in sales. Mexico is a major international destination for U.S. soy. In the most recent marketing year, Mexican customers imported more whole U.S. soybeans and soybean oil than any other country except for

Pumping Research into Biodiesel

State biodiesel research aims to find new opportunities, increase soybean oil demand As biodiesel production grows, so do soybean farmers’ profits. Biodiesel helps drive demand for U.S. soybean oil, which is why many state soybean boards invest in biodiesel research to see what the future holds for the renewable fuel. Thanks in part to the