July 18, 2022

This week in the lab, Airable received an ultrasonic homogenizer from U.S Solid. Ultrasonic homogenizers, or sonicators, are instruments used to dissolve solutes into solvents. Sonicators apply sound energy to agitate particles in a sample. The tool can mix solutions, dissolve solids into liquids, and remove dissolved gas from liquids. The vibration helps speed chemical reactions and break intermolecular bonds, dissolving particles. Sonication can also boost the disruption of oil droplets, creating stable emulsions and… Read More

July 12, 2022

By Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director The sticker shock Americans are increasingly experiencing is not limited to grocery stores or gas stations. Inflation is also intruding on the cost of constructing roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects. According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the cost of highway and road construction materials has increased overall by 21 percent over the past year. A $1 million bridge replacement last year will… Read More

July 11, 2022

By Brandelyn Twellman What started as 300 samples o f soybean oil collected from origins around the world has improved the buying experience for crushers and refiners across the globe. Gone are the days of determining value by price and protein alone. The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Soybean Oil Value Calculator, funded by U.S. soybean farmers and their checkoff, is an innovative tool which enables customers to make decisions based on the nutrient value of… Read More

July 11, 2022

We’ve all seen the shift. Today’s consumer has a heightened interest about food — where it comes from, who’s producing it and how, and the impact on people, animals and the planet. We’ve also seen the proliferation of misinformation about how food is produced. Throw in a pandemic, supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine, inflation, soaring fuel prices and stores with bare shelves, and consumer curiosity and skepticism about food has quickly turned to… Read More

July 11, 2022

By Madi Layman, OSC Communication Coordinator Formed in 2019, Gear Head Lube set out to create an innovative and driver-friendly grease for tractor trailer fifth wheel lubrication. Gear Head Lube chose soy for its biodegradable and superior lubrication properties. With the support of the Ohio Soybean Council and Airable Research Lab, Gear Head Lube successfully marketed a product that is user friendly, environmentally friendly and soybean industry friendly. Gear Head Lube developed soy-based dry pads… Read More