2017

AURI Names Chippewa Valley Ethanol Coop Ag Innovator of the Year

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), named The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) of Benson, Minn., its 2017 Ag Innovator of the Year. The award, which has been given annually for the past 15 years, will be accepted by CVEC Board Chair, David Thompson and General Manager Chad Friese at the company’s Board meeting on Monday, November 20, in Benson. Each year, the AURI Board of Directors bestows the Ag… Read More »AURI Names Chippewa Valley Ethanol Coop Ag Innovator of the Year

AURI Releases 2016 Annual Report

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute released its 2016 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s efforts in furthering value-added agriculture within its four focus areas. “The past year saw AURI work on more than 200 projects, with 114 of them newly initiated during the fiscal year,” said AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht. “A significant driver of this activity was steady-to-increasing demand for the organization’s services in the areas of food and coproducts.”… Read More »AURI Releases 2016 Annual Report

AURI Releases Biomass for Cooling System Technologies Feasibility Guide

New technologies are developing every day; nevertheless, the need for efficient and green energy is ubiquitous in our daily life. Biomass energy resources to operate an air unit are implementable through cooling technologies. These developments can result in an electricity free system to foster green energy worldwide by reducing the carbon footprint. The concept of biomass energy stemmed from the growing concern and evidence carbon’s adverse effects on the environment… Read More »AURI Releases Biomass for Cooling System Technologies Feasibility Guide

AURI Announces its 2017 Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute welcomed two new members at its regularly scheduled March meeting. The new directors are: Larry Johnson, representing Minnesota agribusiness Sen. Rich Draheim, representing the Minnesota Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee The Agriculture Utilization Research Institute’s additional directors are: Ron Obermoller, Chair, representing Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council John Gilbertson, Vice Chair, representing Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation Art… Read More »AURI Announces its 2017 Board of Directors

NutriVance

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 product.