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Posts by tag: glycerin

From the farm to a face near you

Posted on July 10, 2013, in Ag Innovation News

–by Jonathan Eisenthal Minnesota farmers plant around seven million acres of soybeans each year, and a major part of the crop’s attraction is its value-added products like biodiesel and glycerin that increase the worth of the commodity and create additional revenue streams for processors Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) in Brewster recently worked with AURI to […]

From the farm to a face near you

Posted on May 30, 2013, in AURI News

–by Jonathan Eisenthal Minnesota farmers plant around seven million acres of soybeans each year, and a major part of the crop’s attraction is its value-added products like biodiesel and glycerin that increase the worth of the commodity and create additional revenue streams for processors Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) in Brewster recently worked with AURI to […]

Klean & green

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Ag Innovation News, News

–by Liz Morrison photos by Rolf Hagberg In the early days of radio, “Klean Soap” was a fictitious product that helped advertisers understand how to use the new medium. Now, there’s a real Klean Soap. Last January, with help from AURI, a group of Twin Cities entrepreneurs launched a line of “green” cleaners made from […]

Still in our sights

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Ag Innovation News

— by Liz Morrison A little more than three years ago, AURI teamed up with the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council to vet some 200 emerging technologies and identify those with the greatest potential to add value to corn and soybeans. The goal was to give […]

Klean Soap

Posted on February 28, 2012, in Success Stories

Idea to reality: A Minnesota family company wanted to use recycled vegetable oil and glycerin from their small biodiesel plant to make green cleaning products. They needed help with glycerin purification and product formulation and testing. AURI’s role: AURI scientists helped purify the crude glycerin and perfect the product recipes and manufacturing process for Klean […]

Glycerin’s Glowing Results

Posted on July 1, 2011, in Ag Innovation News

It was worth a second look. A 2007 Kansas study found that adding distillers grains, an ethanol byproduct, to cattle feed could increase the prevalence of E.coli in beef. But updated research finds that’s not true, and adding a soy biodiesel byproduct actually improves the feed’s performance. AURI decided to retest the Kansas State Univeristy […]

Congratulations!

Posted on March 15, 2011, in News

AURI scientist Dr. Doug Root has been selected as incoming chair of the American Oil Chemists Society’s Industrial Oil Products Division. Dr. Root takes the helm in May. The AOCS Industrial Products Division provides a forum for professionals involved in research, development, engineering, marketing, and testing of industrial products and co-products from fats and oils, […]

Sweet Feeds

Posted on April 1, 2010, in Ag Innovation News

Waseca, Minn. — Glycerin, a thick, syrupy byproduct of biodiesel production, may sweeten dairy operations. AURI-sponsored feeding trials at the University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center show glycerin could potentially replace some of the corn in dairy calf diets. Fluctuating costs in livestock operations affect profits. When grain, protein or mineral costs rise, […]

AURI Staff Column

Posted on October 1, 2009, in Ag Innovation News

AURI scientist ponders the future of agriculture and ag processing Since a functioning crystal ball hasn’t been invented yet, the experience, intelligence and resourcefulness of the human mind is the most valuable resource for identifying new opportunities. Seeing around corners — looking into the near-term future of agriculture and ag processing — is AURI scientists’ […]

Up in smoke

Posted on July 1, 2007, in Ag Innovation News

Marshall, Minn. — A new product idea can only succeed if the research bears it out. Glycerin, as a renewable fuel, didn’t pass the test. Rose Patzer, a chemist who recently left AURI to be a renewable fuels instructor at Minnesota West Community College in Granite Falls, has been testing glycerin as a combustion fuel […]

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