April 2018

AURI Releases New Reports

Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British thermal unit) wood chip furnace in a live commercial poultry operation. The wood furnace demonstrated… Read More »AURI Releases New Reports

AURI Launches Second Ag Innovation Partnership

The Agricultural Innovation Partnership (AIP) program catalyzes innovation, generates new ideas and supports collaborative partnerships while directing research and technology transfer opportunities that add value to Minnesota’s agricultural products or improve efficiencies in their processing. Work and research done as part of the AIP program will focus its energy in four areas, including: Biobased Products: Exploring the development and use of renewable materials in plastics, films, building materials, lubricants, sealants… Read More »AURI Launches Second Ag Innovation Partnership

AURI Growing to meet Clients’ Needs

It has taken a lot of work, dedicated hours and collaborations to advance AURI’s programs and resources from its creation in 1989 to where it is today, but the investment of time, effort and resources is paying off. AURI is experiencing an explosion of innovative agricultural opportunities, especially in the focus areas of food, coproducts and biobased products. This has made for a steady and significant increase in AURI’s workload… Read More »AURI Growing to meet Clients’ Needs

Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance

Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council (MCRPC) and the University of Minnesota (U of M) are pleased to announce the release of a new study, titled “Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media.” The study examined the performance of agriculturally‐derived residue materials in denitrifying… Read More »Optimization of Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance

Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production

Viking Company of Albany, MN, along with partners Clean Energy Resource Teams and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, are pleased to announce the release of their findings report on the Advantages of Wood Heat for Poultry field study. The demonstration project field-tested a 1.65 million Btu (British thermal unit) wood chip furnace in a live commercial poultry operation. The wood furnace demonstrated considerable fuel cost savings against historically low liquid… Read More »Advantages of Wood Heat for Commercial Poultry Production