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AURI STAFF COLUMN: SEEING AROUND CORNERS: Looking to the future of Biofuels      

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, Sidebars

By AURI Australian researchers are studying the possibility of turning crops like agave, hemp, or the native saltbush and wild-growing sorghum into biofuels of the future. Studies show that it’s possible to extract non-traditional plant oils and turn them into biodiesel for vehicles, machinery and even aviation fuel. Currently oils extracted from palm and soy […]

AURI Facility Profile: Biobased Focus Area

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, News, Success Stories

 By AURI Biobased products enable the transition from traditional petroleum-based materials to agricultural resources in the production of plastics, films, building materials and chemicals. AURI supports clients through hands on technical assistance in the form of sample analysis in the AURI analytical laboratory, byproduct development in its pilot facility, and by working directly on site […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with board member, Jerry Hasnedl

Posted on January 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

This quarter the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI board member, Jerry Hasnedl. Jerry has served with distinction for the last three years, representing Minnesota Farmers Union. In doing so, Jerry brings the necessary talents of critical thinking and problem solving to board meetings and offers unique insight in the area of […]

Board Spotlight: Q&A with board member, Ron Obermoller

Posted on October 11, 2017, in Ag Innovation News

This edition of the Ag Innovation News brings you an interview with AURI’s Board Chair, Ron Obermoller. Ron is a dedicated leader for the organization and brings a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the board, thanks to his many years as a farmer and leader in other commodity groups. As you will see, his insight into value-added […]

New Agricultural Uses Innovation Forum

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

With record 2016/17 U.S. crop yields projected for several Minnesota grown commodities, the support and expansion of value-added agricultural products within Minnesota and the greater Midwest is of the utmost importance to spur new demand opportunities. To that end, I am working with AURI staff and key partners to build an informational and educational event for Minnesota’s agricultural industry about the latest ideas and opportunities for developing new uses for Minnesota grown crops and agricultural processing byproducts.

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Biobased Sealant Paves Way to the Future

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

Research findings by the United Soybean Board, suggest that biobased road sealants have a positive impact on road quality, the environment and city budgets.

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 […]

Connecting the Biobased Dots

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

Numerous surveys show that when given the choice, consumers would rather purchase products made from renewable, biobased ingredients than those from non-renewable products like petroleum. AURI collaborates with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help give consumers access to information on biobased products while helping Minnesota businesses take advantage of market opportunities.

AURI announces research initiatives

Posted on January 4, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

AURI recently announced thirteen research initiatives for 2016. The projects in the organization’s core four focus areas-renewable energy, biobased products, coproducts and food- all aim to create new and improved products and processes in order to utilize its commodities, grow the economy and create new jobs.

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Agbioscience industry poised to create long-term prosperity for both urban and rural Minnesotans

Posted on March 31, 2015, in AURI News, News

>Read the full report “Economic Contribution of Agbioscience in Greater Minnesota” (PDF download) Agbiosicence presents the unique opportunity to bridge the future of rural and urban Minnesota. A new research report just released shows that in one year alone the industry supported $23.4 billion in economic impact in Greater Minnesota and $12.5 billion in the […]