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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>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 the second year in a row, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) will host a New Uses Forum to highlight current and potential innovative uses for the agricultural commodities produced in the state and region. Scheduled for April 12, 2018, with a networking reception on the preceding evening. The theme, “Adding Value at the […]
By AURI Australian researchers are studying the possibility of turning crops like agave, hemp, or the native saltbush and wild-growing sorghum into biofuels of the future. Studies show that it’s possible to extract non-traditional plant oils and turn them into biodiesel for vehicles, machinery and even aviation fuel. Currently oils extracted from palm and soy […]
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