December 3, 2021

This week in the lab, Airable has been working on a simple but effective technology, blown soybean oil (BSBO). BSBO is soybean oil that was heated above 212℉ by dry air being “blown” into the oil with intense stirring, oxidizing the soybean oil and effectively decreasing the amount of double bonds. With a decrease in the unsaturation of the oil, the viscosity will in turn increase. Viscosity in the measurement of how thick or sticky… Read More

November 19, 2021

This week in the lab, Airable received the OHAUS® FC5718R 120V centrifuge that had been ordered prior. A centrifuge is an instrument that uses centrifugal force to separate various components of a fluid. This is achieved by rotating at high speeds where fluids will separate by different densities, or liquids from solids. The intended use for the centrifuge is to further purify samples that the lab produces, separate unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, and to… Read More

November 9, 2021

The Infrastructure & Jobs Investment Act was approved Friday in a bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives, after being passed by the Senate in August, and now goes to the President’s desk for signature. The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) was pleased to see investments in several soy-related areas contained in key parts of the bill, including $110 billion in funding for roads and bridges and $17 billion for ports and waterways. These investments will… Read More

November 8, 2021

By Madison Layman In 2019, Coshocton Grain Company opened a new extension to their elevator in Coshocton, Ohio, which offers new opportunities for local soybean farmers. How? With the chemical-free crush process they call Coshocton Soy Processing ExPress Meal and Oil. The soybean meal and oil produced from this mechanical process increases the profit for soybean farmers and benefits livestock farmers as well. ExPress Meal and Oil came from a trademarked process by Insta-Pro International… Read More

November 5, 2021

Adam Keil is the Managing Director of the Soil and Water Outcomes Fund (SWOF) and has over 20 years of experience in his field. How did the SWOF begin and what were the initial goals? The Soil and Water Outcomes Fund (SWOF) began in 2019 with a small pilot scale project in Iowa. Two years of study and partnership building laid the groundwork for the pilot. The SWOF initially started with a focus on linking… Read More