TWB 02/15 Gießfolien aus Jatropha-Protein

Forum Wissenschaft
Quelle: TWB Forum Wissenschaft

Neue Einsatzmöglichkeit für Nebenprodukte aus der Biodieselherstellung

The oil of Jatropha curcas seeds is used for biodiesel production. However, the residue from oil extraction (the Jatropha meal) is not adequately usable. It cannot be directly used for food or feed production, due to some toxic constituents, but it is rich in protein. In this study, the potential of cast films from Jatropha protein for packaging applications was investigated. Jatropha protein films show promising characteristics for use as a packaging material especially when it comes to mechanical and barrier properties. Thus, packaging films of Jatropha protein could contribute to a sustainable and economic use of the byproduct Jatropha meal.

Keywords: Jatropha curcas, protein extraction, cast film, barrier properties, mechanical properties

Schlagworte: Jatropha curcas, Proteinextraktion, Gießfolie, Barriereeigenschaften, mechanische Eigenschaften

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