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MEMBRANE-BASED PROCESS FOR DEBITTERING CITRUS JUICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
9321
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9321
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MEMBRANE-BASED PROCESS FOR DEBITTERING CITRUS JUICE
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $215,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MAJOR PROBLEM IN THE CITRUS INDUSTRY WORLD-WIDE IS THE FORMATION OF BITTERNESS IN CITRUS JUICES WITHIN HOUR AFTER EXTRACTION FROM THE FRUIT. THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF THE "DELAYED BITTERNESS" IS THE FORMATION OF AN INTENSELY BITTERGROUP OF COMPOUNDS CALLED LIMONOIDS, PRINCIPALLY LIMONIN ANDNOMILIN. MUCH RESEARCH HAD BEEN DIRECTED TOWARD FINDING MEANS TO PRE-VENT THE FORMATION OF LIMONIN PRECURSORS PRIOR TO HARVEST ASWELL AS FINDING MEANS TO REMOVE LIMONIN AFTER HARVESTING ANDPROCESSING. HOWEVER, EXISTING APPROACHES HAVE SEVERE ECONOM-TECHNICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL DRAWBACKS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DIRECTED AT DEMONSTRATING THE FEASI-BILITY OF USING A NOVEL MEMBRANE-BASED PROCESS FOR REMOVAL AND CONCENTRATION OF LIMONIN AND NOMILIN FROM BITTER NAVEL ORANGE JUICE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Paul Van Eikeren
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc.
64550 Research Road Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No