Alan Doering

Alan Doering

Alan Doering began his tenure as a senior scientist for the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) over 15 years ago. In this position, he is in charge of managing client projects and the coproducts pilot plant, collecting and reporting on data related to applied research and product development, and presenting AURI’s project initiatives at industry conferences and tours.

Doering’s extensive experience consists of testing and cultivating products utilizing crop residues, food processing waste, biomass and more. His testing at AURI has led to the awarding of several client patents, as well as to collecting leading‐edge information on energy values of Minnesota‐grown agricultural projects.

Prior to joining AURI, Doering was affiliated with the Dekalb Genetics Corporation and Farmland Industries Inc., working as a research technician on activities that included genetic crossing and field plot research. In the latter, he served as a livestock production specialist working on dairy and beef ration balancing, and as a dairy and swine expansion facilitator.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural extension from South Dakota State University. He has also studied at the Livestock Production Specialist Academy, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the Northern Crops Institute at North Dakota State University.

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DDGS and E.Coli in Cattle Diets: A Two-Part Study

Posted on December 10, 2012, in Research

Read the complete report: DDGS and E.Coli in Cattle Diets: A Two-Part Study About This Report Ethanol plants and cattle producers create a symbiotic relationship:  The use of wet and dry distillers grains from ethanol processing in beef cattle rations is a widely accepted practice in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. This market provides a significant source […]

Mechanical Dewatering Technologies for Wet Biomass Feedstocks

Posted on August 1, 2012, in Research

Read the complete report: Mechanical Dewatering Technolgies for Wet Biomass View the presentation: Dewatering Technologies for Wet Biomass About This Report Many wet biomass feedstocks generally have low value due to the high cost of thermally removing water to make use of the lignocellulosic material contained therein. There are mechanical technologies that can potentially remove […]

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Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

Minnesota Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Tools

In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels, such as propane and fuel oil, with biomass combustion heating systems.” The contract, awarded to DLF Consulting, resulted in this report, which will assist turkey producers and greenhouse operators in rural […]

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SEEING AROUND CORNERS: Rebuilding an Industry

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

By Dan Lemke After an absence of more than half a century, industrial hemp is making a limited return to Minnesota farm fields. In 2015, the Minnesota Industrial Hemp Development Act was passed allowing the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to create an industrial hemp research pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of […]

Popcorn Pair: Smude’s introduces microwave popcorn made with heart-healthy sunflower oil

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

By Liz Morrison Business is popping at Smude’s Sunflower Oil in Pierz. Seven years ago, Tom and his wife, Jenni, central Minnesota cattle farmers, began working with AURI to develop Minnesota’s first cold-press sunflower oil manufacturing company. Now, Smude’s Sunflower Oil is expanding into microwave popcorn. The fast-growing company’s newest product is made with Smude’s […]

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