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Inside green plastics

Posted on December 12, 2014, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

— by Liz Morrison  Plastics made from plants are growing fast. A new AURI report takes an in-depth look at the rapidly expanding “bioplastics” industry. The study, sponsored by the Minnesota Corn and Soybean Research & Promotion Councils, explores emerging technologies and markets for plant-derived polymers.  “Marketplace opportunities for integration of biobased and conventional plastics” […]

Marketplace Opportunities: Integration of Biobased and Conventional Plastics

Posted on October 30, 2014, in AURI News

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014: Learn about opportunities to advance biobased materials in Minnesota, network with experts and connect with others in the industry.

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Marketplace Opportunities: Integration of Biobased and Conventional Plastics

Posted on October 15, 2014, in AURI Events

Learn about opportunities to advance biobased materials in Minnesota, network with experts and connect with others in the industry–all with the goal of growing the bioplastics industry. Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Maple Grove Community Center Meeting Room 133 12951 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369 Keynote speaker: Jim Lunt This forum will […]

Marketplace opportunities for integration of biobased and conventional plastics

Posted on September 15, 2014, in Research

Read the full report:Marketplace Opportunities for Integration of Biobased and Conventional Plastics About this report: The bioplastics industry is continuing to grow and expand. This report looks at the biobased materials industry in Minnesota. Conclusions: (1) The bioplastics industry is a small but rapidly growing section of the overall 270 million tonnes plastics industry. Growth […]

BioPlastic Solutions CEO Gary Noble and AURI Chairman Ron Obermoller

Ag Innovator of the Year makes news

Posted on June 28, 2012, in AURI News

Ag Innovator of the Year makes news AURI’s Ag Innovator of the Year, Bio-Plastic Solutions of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, was recently featured in the AgriNews and the Owatonna People’s Press. Bio-Plastic Solutions, led by CEO Gary Noble, produces a “green” alternative to petrochemical-based plastics.   > Read the Owatonna People’s Press article “Blooming Prairie company […]

AURI’s 2012 Ag Innovator of the Year: BioPlastic Solutions

Posted on June 27, 2012, in Ag Innovation News

Bio-Plastic Solutions was named AURI’s 2012 Ag Innovator of the Year. This recognition, which has been awarded annually since 2002, recognizes an innovator who has contributed to Minnesota’s economy by creating a unique product or process using agriculture commodities.

Biobased Materials: Minnesota’s Opportunity & Challenge, A Focus on Bioplastics

Posted on August 1, 2011, in Research

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as […]

Biobased Materials: Minnesota’s Opportunity & Challenge, A Focus on Bioplastics

Posted on August 1, 2011, in Research

As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as […]

Ag Innovation News, Vol. 20 No. 2

Posted on April 8, 2011, in News

The April issue of Ag Innovation News is now posted. Find out about biobased plastics, dairy digester solids, green chemistry and much more! If you would like to receive a copy in the mail, just let us know!

A Cautious Embrace

Posted on April 1, 2011, in Ag Innovation News

Consumers are demanding more environmentally-friendly products; Minnesota plastics manufacturers are paying attention. The recently-released Renewable Materials Report for AURI, conducted by the Russell Herder research and public relations firm in Minneapolis, found that more than half of Minnesota plastics manufacturers surveyed say consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products is going to impact their business. More than […]