Ag Innovation Update

March 2011

Anaerobic Digester Casebook for Food Processors

Posted on March 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Dairy producers have been using anaerobic digestion systems for years to turn manure into power. Now food manufacturers are seeing financial opportunity in turning food waste into energy. In February, the Energy Center of Wisconsin and AURI released an Anaerobic Digester Casebook for food processors. “The technology of anaerobic digestion isn’t new” says Joe Kramer, […]

AURI Scientist to Chair Industrial Oil Group

Posted on March 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

AURI scientist Doug Root has been selected as incoming chair of the American Oil Chemists Society’s Industrial Oil Products Division. Root is senior scientist of biomass & renewable products technologies and is located at the AURI office in Marshall. The AOCS Industrial Products Division provides a forum for professionals involved in research, development, engineering, marketing, […]

Meat, Sans Salt

Posted on March 24, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Minnesota’s meat processors are working to meet consumer desire for products made with more natural or even fewer ingredients—also known as having cleaner labels. Because excess sodium has been linked to such health concerns as hypertension, stroke and kidney disease, it is one of the ingredients health-conscious consumers target first. “The challenge with reducing sodium […]