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Wood working

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

–by Liz Morrison Southeastern Minnesota could use its abundant wood supply to generate biomass power. That’s one of the messages from a recent meeting of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable, held July 17 in Rochester. First convened in 2006 by AURI, the Roundtable brings people and ideas together to spur renewable energy development. “Every organization […]

Gunderson Health System’s wood biomass facility tour

Posted on September 3, 2015, in Partner Events

Are you interested in renewable energy with the potential to improve southeast Minnesota’s forest health? Did you know that woody biomass might be a good choice for renewable energy growth in Rochester and southeast Minnesota? If so, join this tour of Gundersen Health System’s Wood Biomass facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin. WHEN: September 11, 2015, prompt […]

Economic Contribution of the Agbioscience Industry: Northeast Minnesota

Posted on June 3, 2015, in Research

> Read the full report Economic Contribution of the Agbioscience Industry in Northeast Minnesota Agbioscience is a critical component of Northeast Minnesota’s past and future. A new research report shows that in 2013 agbioscience supported $2.1 billion in economic impact—seven percent of the region’s total economic output. And with the right steps and action, agbioscience could […]

Biomass options discussed at roundtable

Posted on April 17, 2014, in AURI News

“The Changing Landscape of Woody Biomass: Where Does Renewable Energy Fit?” was the theme of the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable held April 9, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Minn. The event was hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) in collaboration with UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI). The event featured nearly 20 experts from […]

Extension’s 2013 Bioenergy Webinar Series

Posted on August 6, 2013, in Partner Events

The University of Minnesota Extension will offer 7 web-based seminars, or “webinars” on bioenergy, in 2013.  While they do require access to an internet connection, webinars offer the convenience of learning at your home or office, avoiding the time and expense of traveling to a workshop. Continuing Education Credits are available for SAF Foresters, Stewardship […]