2020

AURI releases third-party validation of biobased road preservation product

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with the Minnesota Soy Research and Promotion Council (MSRPC), released third-party validation of the economic performance of a new more environmentally friendly USDA biobased certified road preservation product, called RePlay. Specifically, the results of the statistical analysis performed using data from Hutchinson, MN show that RePlay treatment has a deterioration rate that is four times lower than an untreated surface. “Soybean oil… Read More »AURI releases third-party validation of biobased road preservation product

AURI Temporarily Closes Facilities in Response to Covid-19

In order to comply with the Stay at Home order from @GovTimWalz, AURI is closing its offices and laboratories throughout Minnesota. All staff members are able to work remotely and continue the mission of AURI. We will continue to review the situation and provide regular updates about AURI’s efforts and when to expect the reopening of our facilities. AURI expects many of its projects and services to continue uninterrupted. However,… Read More »AURI Temporarily Closes Facilities in Response to Covid-19

CenterPoint Energy Proposes Bipartisan Clean Energy Legislation

By CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CenterPoint Energy, Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility serving more than 860,000 residential and business customers, is proposing state legislation promoting innovative clean energy resources and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance Minnesota’s clean energy future. The Natural Gas Innovation Act would establish a state regulatory policy allowing a natural gas utility to add alternative fuels, such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen gas, to… Read More »CenterPoint Energy Proposes Bipartisan Clean Energy Legislation

Hemp Has Potential Opportunities for Red River Valley

By Paige Rudick, Wahpeton Daily News The Economic Development Association of Rothsay, Minnesota, gathered at Big J’s Smokehouse on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 to share information about the hemp market and what that can provide for local opportunities. This meeting invited growers, entrepreneurs and experts to discuss the landscape of the growing hemp industry, the emerging opportunities for communities and for growers as well as challenges this industry poses. Read more here.

How Food Entrepreneurs Drive Package Innovation

By Claire Koelsch Sand and Jamie Valenti-Jordan, Food Technology Magazine Although the number of start-ups in the food industry is much smaller than the number of established food com-panies, the comparatively high growth of startups sparks inter-est. That interest manifests itself in established food companies purchasing successful startups and accelerators finding capital investment for new packaged food concepts while investment in new products developed in- house has decreased. For the safe… Read More »How Food Entrepreneurs Drive Package Innovation