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Biobased Products Facilities and Resources

AURI’s laboratories are available to clients for hands-on testing and development. Click on a facility below to get more information about each lab’s capabilities.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
The focus of the analytical laboratory is to provide quality analytical and compositional data to promote value-added products from Minnesota agriculture commodities and coproducts.


Biobased Products Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN
This facility is focused on one to 10 kilograms scale processing of agriculture commodities and coproducts. Processes are developed and demonstrated for producing increased value materials by fractionation, chemical conversion and purification.


Coproducts Utilization Laboratory

12298 350th Avenue, Waseca, MN
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.


Microbiology Laboratory

510 County Road 71, Suite 120, Crookston, MN
AURI’s microbiology lab is used for the research and analysis of industrial products and to support projects that have the potential to introduce agricultural commodities as ingredients for industrial products.