There is a growing opportunity for Minnesota businesses to use agricultural products to replace traditionally petroleum-based ingredients in materials such as plastics, films, building materials, lubricants, sealants and much more.
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By AURI Biobased products enable the transition from traditional petroleum-based materials to agricultural resources in the production of plastics, films, building materials and chemicals. AURI supports clients through hands on technical assistance in the form of sample analysis in the AURI analytical laboratory, byproduct development in its pilot facility, and by working directly on site […]
Research findings by the United Soybean Board, suggest that biobased road sealants have a positive impact on road quality, the environment and city budgets.
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Camelina Open House Field Day: June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an […]
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>Read the full report “Economic Contribution of Agbioscience in Greater Minnesota” (PDF download) Agbiosicence presents the unique opportunity to bridge the future of rural and urban Minnesota. A new research report just released shows that in one year alone the industry supported $23.4 billion in economic impact in Greater Minnesota and $12.5 billion in the […]
Read the full report:Marketplace Opportunities for Integration of Biobased and Conventional Plastics About this report: The bioplastics industry is continuing to grow and expand. This report looks at the biobased materials industry in Minnesota. Conclusions: (1) The bioplastics industry is a small but rapidly growing section of the overall 270 million tonnes plastics industry. Growth […]
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For more information on the Field Day click here June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 35838 120th Street Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the […]
Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British […]
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