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–by Jonathan Eisenthal photos by Rolf Hagberg For more than a decade, AURI has recognized those businesses and small entrepreneurs who have excelled in innovation with its Ag Innovator of the Year Award. To look down the roll of honorees is to see inspiration and invention. Often these businesses take something that’s waste, or a […]
–by Amanda Wanke For 25 years, AURI has been an essential resource for businesses and entrepreneurs in Minnesota, helping with the development of new and improved products and processes. From research and development to market development and networking resources, AURI staff have helped numerous Minnesota businesses so that those businesses can grow Minnesota’s economy, […]
AURI’s pilot lab in Waseca includes a state-of-the-art CPM11124 commercial pellet mill and many other essential milling tools. Entrepreneurs who come to AURI to test their ideas can be confident that lab results will be similar to those in commercial settings.
“We have assisted hundreds of Minnesota companies and individuals with pellet development,” says AURI scientist Al Doering who heads the pilot lab. “We’re also working on ways to turn a wide variety of potential energy crops into solid fuel pellets.”
Morris, Minn. — First cow beds, now garden beds. A leading Minnesota milk producer is expanding the uses for anaerobically-digested dairy manure solids. Riverview LLP, which milks 30,000 cows in Stevens and Swift counties, hopes to market its digested manure solids as a garden soil amendment and peat alternative. AURI is helping Riverview characterize the […]
For 20 years, working in the realm of innovation, AURI has seen an endless supply of unique and interesting ideas for agricultural products. Economic times have changed and social influences have varied, but there have always been new markets and valueadded opportunities for Minnesota’s farm goods. AURI has helped develop food products, industrial materials, biofuels […]
Altura, Minn. — The Kreidermacher family has a history of innovation — from producing and marketing their own flowers, vegetables and pork to making their own energy. Family members’ newest business, Alternative Energy Solutions, has been named AURI’s 2009 Ag Innovator of the Year. In 1985, after years of growing vegetables and flowers for family […]