Friday, July 20, 2012

Biodiesel/Industrial Lipids Group Seeks Partners for Testing -Short Turnaround

Seeking collaborator, short turn-around:

The Biodiesel/Industrial Lipids group at the Eastern Regional Research Center, USDA, in Philadelphia seeks partners interested in testing, in their applications, (a) domestically produced pennycress oil (33% erucic acid,  56% total monounsaturates, 94 % total unsaturates), and (b) acyl chain methyl-branched fatty acids and esters derived from pennycress oil and lipids. 
Possible applications range from a domestic source of erucic acid to improved low temp lubricants.  The materials will be produced during a proposed research program conducted over the next three years.

At this time, expressions of interest in partnering for the testing of these materials are being sought. Responses are preferred before July 25, 2012. 

For Further information please contact Mike Haas:  tel: (215) 233-6459;  email:

Michael J. Haas, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist
Eastern Regional Research Center
Agricultural Research Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
600 E. Mermaid Lane
Wyndmoor, PA 19038


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    1. All questions should be directed to Mike Haas:
      (215) 233-6459 (phone);

      Thank you!