Posts by tag: Soybeans
By AURI Biobased products enable the transition from traditional petroleum-based materials to agricultural resources in the production of plastics, films, building materials and chemicals. AURI supports clients through hands on technical assistance in the form of sample analysis in the AURI analytical laboratory, byproduct development in its pilot facility, and by working directly on site […]
AURI is seeing much more activity in the alternative protein arena thanks to significant innovations in food products. This is a global trend recently explored by Lux Research who reported that “the demand for alternative proteins, beyond fish and meat…will grow at 14 percent annually by 2024.” Many food innovators are exploring new formulations to impact the existing protein supply chain. Total protein demand will double to 943.5 million metric tons in 2051, according the new report.
Research findings by the United Soybean Board, suggest that biobased road sealants have a positive impact on road quality, the environment and city budgets.
Protein. It’s a hot trend. But is it just a fad that marketers are using to drive sales? Facts show that there’s more to it than that—protein increases energy levels, helps with muscle maintenance and weight management, curbs cravings for carbs and generally promotes a healthy diet.
Midwest Ag Enterprises, one of AURI’s 2013 Ag Innovators of the Year, was selected as a recipient of the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s International Trade Awards. Midwest Ag Enterprises, which sells animal feed, was honored for developing and continuing to grow a significant part of its business in foreign markets, for increasing or maintaining jobs in […]
By Liz Morrison Clearbrook, Minn. — Times are tough for small country elevators. Big grain price swings, higher capital requirements and consolidation have eroded profits, forcing many rural elevators to close. But a struggling coop elevator in northwest Minnesota met these challenges by responding to a need for organic feed. With help from AURI, Clearbrook […]
— 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 […]
Crookston, Minn. — Robin Brekken grows his farm by concepts rather than acres. For now, a small retail package of roasted soy nuts is the most tangible manifestation of those concepts, but the package points to a larger vision — the world market for organic and identity-preserved grain. With his partners in Earthwise Foods and […]