Posts archive

Posts in category: News

Seeing Around Corners

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

North Bound: Ag Innovation Showcase moves to Minnesota for 2019 event Conferences and events focusing on innovation and bleeding edge thinking are all the rage these days. Just look online and you will find every major business or investment group is leading a forum that brings together the greatest minds of the world to address […]

Shannon Schlecht

Happy Anniversary to AURI

Posted on July 22, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This edition of the Ag Innovation News marks a milestone for AURI and time to celebrate! Thirty years ago, the Minnesota Legislature showed a great deal of wisdom and foresight in creating an organization to support the state’s economy by developing new uses and added value for commodities. Simply put, they created the Agricultural Utilization […]

Analytical Processing Chemistry Services Request for Proposal

Posted on July 19, 2019, in AURI News

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is soliciting proposals to supply process development expertise and services for deliverables on multiple priority projects. The common theme of these project is to produce value-added chemicals from agricultural commodities in partnership with AURI scientists. Project deliverables include, but are not limited to, demonstration of production of biofuels (such as […]

Soybean Oil Innovation Session

Posted on July 18, 2019, in News

Photography Disclaimer By attending this event I understand that my picture may be taken and give permission to the host organizations to use my recorded image in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications.   By participating in the Open House event or by failing to notify AURI of your desire to not have your […]

Next Generation Nutrition

Posted on April 29, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Big ideas can come from very small beginnings. In the case of one Minnesota company, fermentation of a low value agriculture byproduct is the foundation for an innovative process that yields high-protein feed ingredients. Minneapolis-based startup Sanos Nutrition plans to produce amino acid-balancing single-cell protein ingredients for animal feed. The ingredients would be sustainable sources […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with Board Member Jerry Hasnedl

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

This quarter, Ag Innovation News highlights board member and vice chair Jerry Hasnedl. Jerry represents Minnesota Farmers Union and as AURI’s Vice Chair he brings critical thinking and problem solving to board meetings, offering unique insight in the area of value-added agriculture. AIN: You’ve now been a board member for a number of years—what are some […]

Open Innovation and the Reverse Pitch: The future of problem solving

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

As you may have heard, AURI partnered with some of the world’s largest and most influential food and ag companies last month to host a unique event dedicated to novel problem solving. The event was so unique, in fact, it turned the traditional model of pitching novel ideas 180 degrees by utilizing a “reverse pitch” […]

High Hopes for High Oleic

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

Soybean oil was once the gold standard for cooking oil, garnering a large share of the domestic market. It was in abundant supply and the strong oil markets helped support the price of soybeans. More than a decade ago, an issue with trans-fats changed the equation and started a chain reaction that devastated the soybean […]

Food Packaging Guide

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

As part of fulfilling our mission to foster longterm economic benefit for Minnesota through support of value-added agriculture, AURI often assists entrepreneurs in commercializing their innovative new products or businesses. One of the core challenges most entrepreneurs face is the transition from self-manufacturing and distribution to manufacturing and distribution through a professional supply chain. In […]

Seeing Around Corners

Posted on April 3, 2019, in Ag Innovation News, News

In today’s consumer market, where customers are just as concerned with production practices as they are with ingredients, cold pressed foods are seeing a surge in popularity. This is due, in large part, to the positive perception of cold pressed juices, oils and other consumables compared to other common extraction processes. The prominence of cold […]