Jul–Sep 2016, Vol. 25, No. 3
Ag Innovation News
Numerous surveys show that when given the choice, consumers would rather purchase products made from renewable, biobased ingredients than those from non-renewable products like petroleum. AURI collaborates with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help give consumers access to information on biobased products while helping Minnesota businesses take advantage of market opportunities.
By Dan Lemke Great ideas might remain just a concept without the resources necessary to make them real. AURI has been a unique Minnesota resource for more than 25 years, delivering a combination of innovative laboratories, pilot facilities and scientific expertise. AURI’s facilities provide businesses and entrepreneurs working to develop agriculturally-based products with valuable technical […]
First came craft beer, then craft spirits and now craft soft drinks will be quenching thirsty people on their patios, after their workouts and giving them a nice lift after work. They can be sipped or gulped, enjoyed on their own or blended into a cocktail to create a unique taste.
By Liz Morrison Beer lovers Adam Wagner of Fisher and his father, Tim Wagner, a fourth-generation Red River Valley farmer, have launched an independent craft malting company. Last December, Vertical Malt opened a “micro” malt house in Crookston to malt small batches of barley grown on the Wagner Family’s 2,100-acre farm in Polk County. The […]
Research findings by the United Soybean Board, suggest that biobased road sealants have a positive impact on road quality, the environment and city budgets.
Can landlocked states enjoy fresh, sustainable seafood like the coasts? Minnesota has been exploring options for aquaculture shrimp farms, located within the state, to meet this growing demand. Thanks to improvements in the efficiency of raising shrimp, landlocked production could become a commercial reality.
Erik Evans Director of Communications Erik is a Twin Cities native with a B.S. from St Cloud State University in Mass Communications and a Masters of Business Communication from the University of St Thomas. As the Director of Communications, he is responsible for developing and overseeing AURI’s communications strategy as well as creating compelling messages […]
By Shannon Schlecht AURI Executive Director AURI takes a long-term view of Minnesota’s agriculture industry and its entrepreneurs in each activity. We strive every day to achieve the economic impact intended by the state’s leaders over 25 years ago when they created this unique institute. I never cease to be amazed by the caliber of […]
Fueling up with bananas Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have assessed the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas produced in the province of El Oro (Ecuador) for bioenergy applications. Results show that the use of this waste could satisfy 55 percent of the electrical demand of the […]