Coproducts

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Nearly every agricultural processor generates waste or coproducts. Creating new uses for these by products can create significant new revenue streams.

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Facilities that work with Coproducts

Featured Coproducts success stories

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 […]

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 […]

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Research about Coproducts

Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics

Posted on September 1, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics Partners: Minnesota Corn  Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota

Evaluation of growth performance, nutrient utilization, metabolic profile and onset of puberty in dairy heifers fed reduced-fat distillers grains in replacement of forage in limit-fed rations

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Evaluation of growth performance, nutrient utilization, metabolic profile and onset of puberty in dairy heifers fed reduced-fat distillers grains in replacement of forage in limit-fed rations About: Can dairy producers feed reduced-fat distillers grains to dairy heifers and still get the type of replacement heifer they want? Outcomes: This research found […]

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Tools relating to Coproducts

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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News about Coproducts

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 […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with board member, Ron Obermoller.

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

This edition of the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI’s Board Chair, Ron Obermoller. Ron is a dedicated leader for the organization and brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the board, thanks to his many years as a farmer and leader in other commodity groups. As you will see, his insight into value-added […]

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