Value-Added Bioprocessing 

Designing processing systems for biological materials in value-added applications. Milling of new rice varieties and nutrient (i.e. vitamin E, protein, oil) recovery processing are performed by a pilot-scale mill with individual units for cleaning, shelling, milling and grading rice and equipment for rice bran extrusion, stabilization and oil extraction. Extraction of vitamin E from rice bran and isoflavones from soybeans by batch and continuous microwave extraction is also explored.

Principal Investigators:

Dorin Boldor, Ph.D.

Marybeth Lima, Ph.D., P.E.