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Filling up with E85

Posted on April 11, 2014, in Ag Innovation News

–by Liz Morrison A Benson, Minn., ethanol maker hopes a customer loyalty program will encourage owners of flex fuel vehicles to choose the yellow pump. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) is exploring ways to increase local sales of E85, the high-ethanol-blend fuel. The cooperative produces about 46 million gallons of ethanol a year. CVEC also […]

CVEC, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Cooperative

Filling up with E85

Posted on February 4, 2014, in AURI News

Listen to a radio segement –by Liz Morrison A Benson ethanol maker hopes a customer loyalty program will encourage owners of flex fuel vehicles to choose the yellow pump. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) is exploring ways to increase local sales of E85, the high-ethanol-blend fuel. The cooperative produces about 46 million gallons of ethanol […]

Higher Value Product from Corn Ethanol

Posted on January 17, 2014, in Uncategorized

Read the report: Higher Value Product from Corn Ethanol About this report: This project researched the chemical conversion of bioethanol to produce a more valuable commodity chemical, ethylene carbonate, and determine if this conversion is viable on an industrial scale.  Ethylene carbonate is used as a solvent, as an electrolyte in advanced batteries, and the […]

Ethanol industry coproducts in swine liquid feeding: Aspects on nutritional value, welfare and carcass characteristics of wean-to-finish pigs

Posted on September 17, 2013, in Research

Read the complete report: Ethanol industry coproducts in swine liquid feeding: Aspects on nutritional value, welfare and carcass characteristics of wean-to-finish pigs About this report: A major ingredient in pig’s feed is corn. The use of corn in ethanol production also results in the generation of byproducts that have the potential to be used for […]

Effect of finishing cattle on low fat distillers grains on animal performance and carcass and meat characteristics

Posted on May 3, 2013, in Research

Read the complete report: Effect of finishing cattle on low fat distillers grains on animal performance and carcass and meat characteristics About this report: High fat and high sulfur concentrations in traditional distillers grains plus solubles limit inclusion rates in feedlot cattle diets. High dietary sulfur concentrations are known to affect intake, potentially impacting health […]

Interaction of distillers grains on sulfur concentration and dietary roughage on microbial fermentation

Posted on April 25, 2013, in Research

Read the complete report: Interaction of distillers grains on sulfur concentration and dietary roughage on microbial fermentation About this report: The increase in ethanol production has provided Minnesota feedlot operators a great opportunity to utilize ethanol coproducts such as distillers grains in feedlot rations. Despite the known advantages of including high levels of distillers grains […]

Determination of potential human health benefits from diets containing corn distillers coproducts

Posted on March 25, 2013, in Research

Read the complete report: Determination of potential human health benefits from diets containing corn distillers coproducts About this report: The goal of this project was to identify whether there were potential health benefits for humans from corn-based distillers coproducts created during the production of ethanol. Potential health impacting components of DDGS were determined from samples […]

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Still in our sights

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Ag Innovation News

– by Liz Morrison A little more than three years ago, AURI teamed up with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council to vet some 200 emerging technologies and identify those with the greatest potential to add value to corn and soybeans. The goal was to give […]

How Alternative Feed Ingredients Affect Poultry Dietary Electrolyte Balance

Posted on November 13, 2012, in Research

Read the complete report: How Alternative Feed Ingredients Affect Poultry Dietary Electrolyte Balance About This Report Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), derived primarily from corn in the Midwest, are a byproduct of the ethanol industry that can be used as a source of protein in poultry diets.  Turkey producers are concerned that the use […]

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AURI Staff Column: Seeing Around Corners

Posted on September 26, 2012, in News

– by Doug Root, Ph.D AURI Senior Scientist of Biomass & Renewable Products Technologies While ground-breaking scientific technology is rarely predictable, we do know that there will always be change and innovation. In the area of transportation fuels, there are many developments that will likely have an impact on Minnesota’s agriculture economy. This column gives […]