Research Reports

AURI conducts practical, applied research that identifies emerging opportunities to add value to agriculture products. This information is publicly available with the hope that it will spur ideas for new products and processes.

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This research can help direct cattle producers on design, construction and management of their feeding operations to effectively raise cattle along with gaining greater
This project researched the chemical conversion of bioethanol to produce a more valuable commodity chemical, ethylene carbonate, and determine if this conversion is viable
During this research, selective extraction of Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) produced several valuable materials.  Using a process developed at the Natural Resources
The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot”
An evaluation of glycerol, a biodiesel coproduct, in grow-finish pig diets to support growth and improve pork quality. Part of a large collaboration between
This report details results of the use of crude glycerol, a bio-diesel coproduct, in diets for lactating sows. Part of a large collaborative project
Microwave drying is an emerging technology that could be used as an alternative to the current method which most often uses heat from burning
By the end of 2008, the National Biodiesel Board estimates the nation’s biodiesel production capacity will exceed 1.3 billion gallons per year. Producing that
As the biodiesel industry grows, so does the nation’s supply of glycerin. Refined glycerin is used in thousands of products from food to toothpaste
With the fluctuating cost of soybean meal and synthetic lysine, many producers are faced with looking for cost effective alternatives for this limiting amino
Livestock producers in Minnesota and elsewhere are seeking ways to deal with manure from their operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable way. Among
Anaerobic digesters are not necessarily a fit for every operation. There are multiple considerations that should be addressed prior to installing these digesters. File
AURI Development and Utilization of Agricultural Co-Products Program seek utilization ideas for plant and animal by/co-products that present environmental and economic opportunities. The development