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New Study Shows Promise for Biomass Cooling

Posted on October 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

Earlier this year a new feasibility study, conducted in part by AURI, showed biomass cooling can be a viable option for small-to-medium sized commercial, industrial and residential units. The research results, which are part of the Biomass for Cooling System Technologies: A Feasibility Guide, also identifies innovations that utilize biomass as the essential wellspring of energy for cooling systems.

Mn Cup Announces Finalists

Posted on August 23, 2016, in News

MN Cup Finalists Announced More than 20 teams of Minnesota based entrepreneurs are advancing into the finalist round of the 2016 MN Cup competition. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute sends sincere congratulation to all three finalists in this year’s Food/Ag/Beverage Division. Bolton Bees—A family-owned, first-generation business, established in 2014, and Beekeeping since 2008. Founded by […]

Alternative crops could offer overlapping opportunity

Posted on April 5, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

Introducing a new crop to Minnesota isn’t easy. A wide range of plants can grow in the state’s fertile soils, but crops also need to deliver value before farmers will plant them. AURI researchers and scientists at the University of Minnesota are taking a closer look at two crops that show promise to produce both added revenue and environmental benefits.

Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two About: Build upon previous research to continue to increase the value of agricultural by-products by demonstrating how  biomass feedstocks can be used to produce renewable energy and recycled through land application as biochar. Specifically, this reseach […]

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Spurring green energy innovation

Posted on October 5, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

–by Liz Morrison The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable aims to make Minnesota a national and global leader in green energy. First convened in 2006 by AURI, the Roundtable brings people and ideas together to spur renewable energy development. Today, participants represent more than 200 Minnesota businesses, government agencies, universities, economic development groups, and non-profits from […]

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Minnesota: The land of 10,000 shrimp?

Posted on September 22, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, News

–by Luke O’Neill Minnesotans love seafood. While the state is home to the popular walleye, that’s not always what’s on the menu. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 90 percent of the U.S. seafood consumption is imported and most of that is shrimp. Per capita, Americans consume about 4.9 pounds of shrimp […]

Emerging Opportunities for Fish and Shrimp Production in Minnesota

Posted on August 12, 2015, in AURI Events, Events

Please join the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council for the forum “Emerging Opportunities for Fish and Shrimp Production in Minnesota”. In support of the rapidly growing aquaculture industry, we are bringing interested parties together to interact with Minnesota leaders through this targeted networking event.  Topics being presented at the […]

More DDGS, please

Posted on May 27, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, News

> Listen to a radio segment on this article –By Liz Morrison Hog farmers around the globe are benefiting from AURI-funded research on feeding distillers grains, an important ethanol coproduct. Feed trials at the University of Minnesota, supported by AURI, the Minnesota Pork Board, and the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council, are generating “powerful […]

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Unlocking the nutrients in biomass

Posted on March 2, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, News

>Listen to a radio segment on biomass –by Liz Morrison AURI is testing a way to make corn stover and other biomass more nutritious for livestock. Lignocellulosic biomass contains plenty of nourishing carbohydrates, but they are locked up in complex chains of molecules, making them hard to get at. Although the technology isn’t new, researchers […]

Polylactose – a new “whey” to boost health

Posted on January 15, 2015, in Videos

Watch our video: Most Americans don’t get enough fiber in their diets. If research into an innovative new technology bears out, an underutilized dairy ingredient could soon provide a hidden, healthy fiber boost.