Ag Innovation Update

March 2009

Comfort Food

Posted on March 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

Marshall, Minn. – When it comes to food, familiar is usually better. While many consumers are willing to try something new or different, in general consumers eat what is familiar, not only because they like it, but because they know what to expect. But for some consumers, what they grew up eating isn’t always available. […]

Ash Study Update

Posted on March 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

In the previous issue of this newsletter, we told you about a promising study that evaluated the effectiveness of ash as a fertilizer for corn. The study, conducted at the University of Minnesota in conjunction with AURI, is complete, and results will be posted on the AURI website in early April.

Cellulosic Ethanol

Posted on March 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation Update

Little Falls, Minn. – A feasibility study could open the door to the nation’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant. In May, Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative expects to complete an evaluation of building a cellulosic plant by its corn ethanol plant near Little Falls. AURI and Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Board are also supporting the study. […]