Ag Innovation Update

December 2010

Mark Your Calendar

Posted on December 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Roundtable’s next event is scheduled for February 11 at Base Camp at historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul. The day’s sessions include a plenary session in the morning followed by afternoon action team planning in the areas of economics and finance, talent development, public policy and awareness, research and infrastructure. These teams […]

Boosting Biodiesel

Posted on December 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Actions out of the nation’s capitol should heat up biodiesel activity across the country. Lawmakers recently reinstated the $1-a-gallon tax credit for biodiesel and also continue it through 2011. The biodiesel credit expired at the end of 2009. Biodiesel is a commercially viable, renewable, low carbon diesel replacement fuel that is widely accepted in the […]

Barley Fresh

Posted on December 22, 2010, in Ag Innovation Update

Research confirms that a natural enzyme in barley straw inhibits odor. But transporting barley straw bales to markets on the East Coast and southern states, where demand is highest, is prohibitively expensive. So AURI is undertaking an initiative to connect supply with demand. After articles appeared about barley’s odor and algae control benefits, Minnesota Barley […]