Next Generation High Oleic Polymers
AsphaltConstruction materialsHigh oleicIndustrial Uses
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Eric Cochran, Iowa State University
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Brief Project Summary:
BioMAG is a platform technology that will be extended beyond the initial focus of hot mix asphalt. We will develop and commercialize: (1) Both non-marking and pigmented fog seal surface treatments for both asphalt and concrete maintenance and preservation. These water-based BioMAG-enabled coatings are wicked deep into asphalt/concrete surfaces, carrying optional pigmentation with them. A soy-powered seal protects our infrastructure from water damage and keeps it looking and performing at its best. (30,000,000 bushel total market opportunity) (2) Treatments that enable 100% recycled asphalt millings to be compacted without heat to create sustainable and low-cost pavements. These pavements are 5-10 cheaper than new asphalt or concrete and are suitable for gravel roads, county roads, driveways, residential roads, parking lots, and recreational paths. (30,000,000 bushels) (3) New HOSO polymer formulations that leverage the 1-pot 0-VOC BioMAG manufacturing process for surfactants, dispersants, binders, and impact modifiers. (5,000,000 bushels)
Information And Results
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Final Project Results

This project accelerated the commercialization of BioMAG, a one-of-a-kind thermoplastic elastomer made from 93% soybeans. BioMAG is currently used for making asphalt products last longer even while using more recycled content. The project facilitated the development of a new polymer additive for asphalt that can be used by asphalt terminals and contractors without the need for specialized milling equipment or high temperature. The additive was demonstrated in an accelerated testing facility managed by the Federal Highway Administration.

Benefit To Soybean Farmers

Increase the demand for US Soy.

The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.