Become soya - friendly
Soya is one of the most ancient cultivated plants. The cultivation of soya was mentioned in the early Chinese literature (3000-4000 BC). Nowadays, different products, from dairy products to meat, are made from this plant. Such products are rich in amino acids, vitamins and microelements, which are essential for growth and strengthening of the body. Soya looks like pea and doesn't have intense flavour – it acquires the flavour of a product with which it has been prepared.
Damir Shafigulin, a post graduate student of an Agro-Technological Institute of RUDN University, decided to do innovative business. He wanted to produce soya-based organic high-protein dairy products without GMO, modified their composition and added only natural ingredients.
The student shared his idea with the university and got the support. RUDN University gave him premises and university’s professors took part in the development of Damir’s project. Japan specialists, who distribute natural food ingredients for healthy nutrition, also found this project very interesting. Their company gave him samples of soy for cultivation and further usage.
Now Damir is working on the technology of production of soy cocktails and soy cereals, he is going to receive a patent in the future. For the development of technology of getting products from soy beans, one must first study the biochemical composition of a soy bean. It is done in the laboratory by using appliances with the addition of various reagents.
Then there is a need to optimize the technology of desired product, using different methods. Afterwards Damir examines organoleptic characteristics of the finished products (taste, smell, colour). Subsequently the products are observed for a few days in order to examine their properties during storage.
«I decided to do this, because it’s very interesting for me and important for Russia. I want to increase the number of healthy products and people in the country».
There is a long list of lovely pets which make people happy every day – cats, dogs, hamsters, chinchillas, turtles, chameleons, fish and sometimes even crocodiles and tigers – and you can continue this list further. Unfortunately, sometimes our pet can get sick. If you are an owner of an animal or you were one some time ago, you definitely remember your anxiety when a little creature feels bad. And certainly you are ready to do anything so that your doggie wags its tail again and a kitten cheerfully chases a toy mouse!
It is possible to make fuel from peat and sawdust! Even environment-friendly. To make fuel yourself you’ll need an insulated vessel, a thermometer, a filter… But RUDN University’s student of the Faculty of Physical-Mathematical and Natural Sciences decided to study scientific methods of clean fuel generation which are applied in industry and improve this technology herself. The principal source of the generation of diesel fuel, petrol and hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane, is oil. Hydrocarbons are obtained by oil cracking – it is heated and then the vaporized hydrocarbons are condensed. Petrol and diesel fuel are obtained by mixing hydrocarbons containing different amount of carbon and hydrogen. Nevertheless, easily accessible oil reserves are getting exhausted and oil prices are high. For these reasons fuel producers often use poor-quality materials which contain sulfur in large quantities. It makes the product toxic and when it vaporizes it harms the environment. These oil resources are not suitable for clean diesel oil and hydrocarbons generation. That’s why the application of other resources containing carbon and hydrogen has become important. Such resources as natural gas, coal and biomass can replace oil.
One of the Wonders of the World, Hanging Gardens of Babylon – is it a myth or reality? We don’t know that for sure and, unfortunately, we won’t ever see them. But in Germany there is a small flower island where RUDN University students created their own unusual gardens and hundreds of tourists come to the island to look at them. RUDN University students were offered to take part in a competition in Landscape design at an annual exhibition “Seasonal gardens” on Mainau Island. The island is a surprising place – all the territory of 45 hectares is covered with parks and gardens. Every year Mainau receives more than a million guests.