Waseca Facility

Waseca Facility

  • 12298 350th Avenue
  • PO Box 251
  • Waseca, MN 56093-0251
  • p 218.281.7600   |   f 507.835.8373

AURI’s Waseca facility is located at the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center. In addition to staff offices, the facility includes a coproduct utilization lab.

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Coproducts Utilization Laboratory

Coproducts Utilization Laboratory

This facility is the only value-added lab of its kind in the Midwest. The lab is used for the development of new uses for plant and animal coproducts that present environmental and economic opportunities. Capabilities include: grinding milling size reduction blending pelleting drying product characterization particle size analysis

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Mechanical Dewatering Technologies for Wet Biomass Feedstocks

Posted on August 1, 2012, in Research

Read the complete report: Mechanical Dewatering Technolgies for Wet Biomass View the presentation: Dewatering Technologies for Wet Biomass About This Report Many wet biomass feedstocks generally have low value due to the high cost of thermally removing water to make use of the lignocellulosic material contained therein. There are mechanical technologies that can potentially remove […]

Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

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Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

Minnesota Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Tools

In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels, such as propane and fuel oil, with biomass combustion heating systems.” The contract, awarded to DLF Consulting, resulted in this report, which will assist turkey producers and greenhouse operators in rural […]

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AURI STAFF COLUMN: SEEING AROUND CORNERS

Posted on July 10, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

Moisture content is an ongoing issue in agriculture. Many wet biomass feedstocks generally have low value due to the high cost of thermally removing water to utilize the biomass. AURI works with a variety of these biomass feedstocks that contain high moisture contents such as digester solids, food processing waste, and even a variety of crop residues.

AURI Growing to meet Clients’ Needs

Posted on April 23, 2018, in AURI News, News

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 […]

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