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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 […]

Growing to Meet Clients’ Needs

Posted on April 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation 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 […]

RENEWABLE Energy Profile:

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News, Success Stories

By AURI Renewable energy is important to Minnesota and the world at large because it offers the ability to power society from a clean and diverse set of sources. AURI understands its importance and plays a meaningful role in the exciting opportunities it offers by developing renewable energy from agricultural products. Even though AURI does […]

AURI Labs Meeting Minnesota’s Needs

Posted on July 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

By Dan Lemke Great ideas might remain just a concept without the resources necessary to make them real. AURI has been a unique Minnesota resource for more than 25 years, delivering a combination of innovative laboratories, pilot facilities and scientific expertise. AURI’s facilities provide businesses and entrepreneurs working to develop agriculturally-based products with valuable technical […]

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Unlocking the nutrients in biomass

Posted on March 2, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, News

>Listen to a radio segment on biomass –by Liz Morrison AURI is testing a way to make corn stover and other biomass more nutritious for livestock. Lignocellulosic biomass contains plenty of nourishing carbohydrates, but they are locked up in complex chains of molecules, making them hard to get at. Although the technology isn’t new, researchers […]

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AURI’s 2014 Annual Report: Growing Minnesota’s economy

Posted on February 9, 2015, in AURI News, News

AURI’s 2014 Annual Report: Growing Minnesota’s economy includes a recap of the impact our work has had for the state of Minnesota and project highlights from the state’s 2014 fiscal year. >View AURI’s 2014 Annual Report

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Soil ‘pick-me-up’

Posted on December 2, 2014, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

>Listen to a radio segment on this story –by Liz Morrison Coffee is a good pick-me-up for you—and your garden, too. A Minnesota entrepreneur is turning the papery husk from green coffee beans into an all-natural soil amendment. JavaCycle’s Soil Builder is made from recycled coffee bean chaff, a byproduct of coffee roasting that’s usually […]

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Science over the years

Posted on September 26, 2014, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News

The changing face of microbiology Humanity has relied on microbial fermentation for thousands of years for the production of wine, beer, yogurt and bread. Today, the significance of microbiology has not diminished with microbes still being used for the production of food and increasingly fuels and chemicals. The reduction in cost for genetic tools and […]

Solving water quality problems with ag residues

Posted on September 23, 2014, in AURI News, Videos

Watch our video: Farmers find that residues in their farm field may be the answer to keeping nitrate out of quality water supplies.