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NutriVance

NutriVance

Posted on January 25, 2017, in Success Stories

Idea to Reality: With the increasing demand for fishmeal in fish feeds causing increases in prices AURI client NutriVance wanted to explore alternative feed ingredients for use in aquaculture feeds to replace fishmeal and reduce the cost of fish production. AURI’s Role: AURI assisted NutriVance in planning and executing feeding trials for this new, innovative […]

EarthClean

Posted on July 22, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: EarthClean needed certification by the USDA Forest Service in order to use their corn-based firefighting product TetraKO to fight forest fires. The company also wanted to develop a liquid version. AURI’s role: AURI scientists are working with EarthClean on product development and testing. Outcomes: With testing and product development help from several of AURI’s […]

Kay’s Naturals/Kay’s Processing

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Create healthy snack foods that meet the nutrition needs of diabetics, those trying to lose weight and a general population that needs healthier food. AURI’s role: AURI scientists provided the business with product development and nutritional labeling assistance. Outcome: Today, Kay’s Naturals and Kay’s Processing do annual sales in the seven-figure range, […]

Fergus Foods/Nots snacks

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Create a non-nut snack that appeals to those with nut allergies and build an allergen-free kitchen for the production of these and other foods. AURI’s role: AURI assisted in product and process development, trouble-shooting, shelf-life guidance, nutritional labeling, test market research and scale-up. In addition, AURI provided cost-share assistance for UPC labeling […]

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Suntava

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Suntava, a Minnesota food ingredients company, has come up with a natural alternative to Red Dye No. 40. Its proprietary hybrids of purple corn are a treasure trove of healthful food ingredients, from a natural red colorant, to milled components for everything from snack bars to cereals. AURI’s role: AURI has assisted […]

Redhead Creamery cheese

Redhead Creamery

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Alise Sjostrom had dreamed of owning a creamery since high school. In the spring of 2014, she and husband Lucas began production at their artisan cheese making plant in Brooten, Minnesota. AURI’s role: AURI provided cost-share assistance for scale-up and product development, pre-engineering related costs, and product analysis and nutritional fact labels. […]

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Ferndale Market

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Develop gourmet, fresh turkey sausages to expand Ferndale Market’s line of turkey products. AURI’s role: AURI provided formulations, nutritional paneling and labeling. AURI staff also helped identify appropriate processors and worked with the processors to develop specifications for each new product. Outcomes: Three different turkey sausage formulations were successfully developed and are […]

Char Energy, LLC

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Build a mobile gasifer that can turn agriculture fibers into a charcoal-like residue, called biochar, that can be used for absorbing liquids, improving water quality and soil characteristcs, and creating energy. AURI’s role: AURI gathered data to find out what chemicals and nutrients were in the biochar and tested its absorbency. Further […]

Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: As alfalfa prices soared over the last two years, Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers (MnVAP) saw a need for a lower-priced substitute for alfalfa feed pellets. AURI’s role: AURI helped the co-op develop, formulate, and test a lower-cost, blended-fiber feed pellet. Outcomes: MnVAP will manufacture 5,000 tons of the new feed pellets in […]

CompostAMat

USA Solutions

Posted on March 31, 2015, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: Develop a comfortable yet biodegradable mat, as an alternative to rubber, for use in hog farrowing and nursery barns. The mat is made from cornstalks and provides a comfortable bed that improves growing conditions and decreases mortality rates for baby and weaned pigs. AURI’s role: AURI provided connections to a manufacturer and […]