Soyoil is finding its way into more products as a greener, renewable alternative to petroleum. Matt Amick, director of biofuels and new uses with Missouri Soybeans, says the state’s farmers helped to start exploring new uses with its support of biodiesel 30 years ago.
Amick says checkoff funds have provided key support by funding research.
Matt Amick of Missouri Soybeans notes the use of checkoff funds in Ohio to fund research into a soyoil-based treatment extending the life of roof shingles. That product, RoofMaxx, was recently applied to the roof of the clubhouse at the AL Gustin Golf Course on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.