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Antioxidant-based industrial products from oats (ABIPO) - LK0812

The aim of this project is to improve the utilisation and value of the unique phenolic antioxidants and oil found in UK oats. Oats are perceived very favourably by the consumer and have an established history of use and known safety in food applications. Recently the value of oats has been highlighted at the ACTIN Personal Care Seminar (Plant Products for Skin and Hair Formulations). The oat crop is well suited to UK agriculture, and systems for identity-preserved production are established.

It is therefore timely to consider strategies for:
· Producing existing oat varieties in a way that maximises the
biosynthesis of phenolic compounds and minimises the amount of post
harvest modification required
· Studying conventional and novel extraction technologies to provide
fractions containing specific active compounds
· Assessing the potential of these fractions for use in a range of
personal care products
· Delivering commercially viable products through a novel combination
of chemistry, biotechnology and process engineering

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2005

Cost: £277,544
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, ADAS UK Ltd., Semundo Ltd, Boots Company PLC, The, University - Nottingham, Superioat Company Ltd, Oat Services
Arable Farming              
Fields of Study
Non-Food Crops