Ag Innovation Update

July 2010

Innovation focus at Farmfest 2010

Posted on July 23, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Amid the corn and soybean seed plots, tractors, combines and other farm implements, Farmfest visitors can also get a glimpse into the future. AURI’s display at Farmfest 2010 will feature examples of agricultural innovations in the areas of bio-based products, food, bio-based energy and coproduct utilization. Located on lot 612 of the Farmfest grounds, the […]

Biodiesel Preservative

Posted on July 23, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Utility poles and biodiesel may sound like an odd combination, but the blend could mean an exciting new market for soybeans. A year-long research project will examine the use of biodiesel as a carrier for wood preservatives used in the manufacturing of wooden utility poles. In most cases, the wood treatment known as DT-40 is […]