Ag Innovation Update

May 2011

Used Water Still Percolating

Posted on May 25, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Water is essential for life and important for many types of agricultural processing. In some cases, the most available source of water could be water that’s already been used. A joint effort by AURI and Metropolitan Council Environmental Services has resulted in reports examining the potential for using treated wastewater in nonpotable ag processing applications. […]

In the Interest of Energy

Posted on May 25, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Ag-based renewable energy in Minnesota has taken on many forms. From anaerobic digestion of dairy manure to wind power and biofuels production, the industry is broad and impacts many people and communities. The focus of Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Roundtable is to make the state the leader in renewable energy knowledge, application and utilization. The next […]

Feedstock Findings

Posted on May 25, 2011, in Ag Innovation Update

Anaerobic digesters perform best when fed the right diet. An AURI initiative is giving northwest Minnesota processors a better idea of what’s on the menu. An AURI-sponsored study inventoried northwest Minnesota feedstocks. Animal waste, food processing leftovers, yard waste and other feedstocks could potentially feed the region’s anaerobic digesters, which produce methane to generate energy. […]