Research and Development Services

Partnering with CCUR

CCUR offers a variety of ways faculty and companies can collaborate depending on their research needs.

  • Cooperative Research Projects
    Companies can work jointly with CCUR faculty and staff on research and development projects.
  • Fee for service:
    Develop new products or conduct research using CCUR facilities, equipment and expertise. This includes equipment and space rental and assistance with equipment usage.
  • Industry Assistance Programs

Lab and Pilot Plant Services Fee Schedule

Staff Assistance:

Professional and Scientific Staff: $135 (per hour)
Student Equipment Operator: $40 (per hour)

Analytical Services:

Crude Free Fat (Oil) Content (Goldfisch extraction method, includes duplicate replications): $40
Total Nitrogen and Protein Content (Dumas method using the Vario-Max CN Analyzer, includes duplicate replications): $20
Moisture and Solids Content (AACC Standards Methods using convection oven, includes duplicae replications): $20

Corn Milling:

Dry Corn Milling (1 kg product only): Call for Quote
Dry Corn Milling (1 kg product and mass balance): Call for Quote
Wet Corn Milling (100 g product only): $500
Wet Corn Milling (100 g product and mass balance): $750
Wet Corn Milling (1 kg product only): $1,000
Wet Corn Milling (1 kg product and mass balance): $1,300
Wet Corn Milling (10 kg product only): $2,500
Wet Corn Milling (10 kg product and mass balance): $3,000

Sensory Evaluations:

Descriptive Analysis (10 panelists, 2-5 samples, 3-5 attributes, 6 training sessions, 3 test sessions): $3,800
Consumer Preference/Acceptability (8-10 panelists, 3-5 samples): $4,200
Difference Test (50 panelists, 2 samples): $1,800

Soy Processing:

Feed-grade Soybean Extraction (1 bu soybeans): $2,310
Food-grade soybean Extraction (1 bu soybeans): $2,640
Soy Protein Concentration (Acid washed, 15 kg soy meal): $3,000
Soy Protein Isolation (15 kg soy meal): $5,000