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DEVELOPMENT OF COSMETIC GRADE OIL AND DERIVATIVES FROM LESOQUERELLA FENDLERI…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14782
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14782
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
International Flora Inc.
2267 S Coconino Dr Apache Junction, AZ 85220
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF COSMETIC GRADE OIL AND DERIVATIVES FROM LESOQUERELLA FENDLERI SEED
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $220,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE TRIGLYCERIDE SEED OIL OF LESQUERELLA FENDLERI CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 55% LESQUEROLLIC (14-HYDROXY, CIS-11-EICOSENOIC) ACID, WHICH RESEMBLES RICINOLEIC ACID FOUND IN CASTOR OIL. L. FENDLERI HAS SHOWN PROMISE AS A NEWINDUSTRIAL CROP FOR ARID LANDS WITH THE POTENTIAL OF REPLACING CASTOR OIL, A STRATEGIC MATERIAL WHICH IS 100% IMPORTED. THE UNIQUE COMPOSITION OF LESQUERELLA OIL SUGGESTS ITS USE IN A VARIETY OF INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. THIS PROJECT SEEKS TO DEVELOP A HIGHLY REFINED OIL FROM LESQUERELLA WHICH WILL QUALIFY AS AN INGREDIENT IN THE VALUEADDED SPECIALTY RAW MATERIAL MARKET AND LIKEWISE SERVE AS A FEEDSTOCK FOR CHEMICAL CONVERSION TO OTHER HIGH VALUE ADDED INDUSTRIAL INGREDIENTS. COLD PRESS SOLVENT FREE EXTRACTION PROCEDURES WILL BE EMPLOYED TO OBTAIN THE QUALITY OF OIL FORCOSMETIC APPLICATIONS. RESEARCH TO VERIFY OPTIMUM TECHNIQUES FOR NEUTRALIZATION, DEGUMMING, BLEACHING, AND DEODORIZING THE OIL WILL BE DETERMINED AND A COSMETICALLY ACCEPTABLE STABILIZING SYSTEM DEVELOPED. TOXICOLOGICAL TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO VERIFY THE SAFE USE OF OIL IN COSMETIC FORMULAS CONTACTING HUMAN SKIN AND EYE AREAS.

Principal Investigator:

James D Arquette
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Jojoba Growers & Processors In
2267 South Coconino Dr Apache Junction, AZ 85220

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