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Economic Contribution of Projects Leveraged with AURI Assistance

Posted on January 8, 2019, in Research

PROJECT OVERVIEW AURI was interested in quantifying the contribution of its programs in Minnesota. Thus, you hired University of Minnesota Extension to conduct an economic contribution study. The economic contribution study measured the direct effect of AURI’s business assistance (operating revenues, capital expenditures, and jobs). AURI provided all required data to Extension. Extension then used […]

The Quest to Optimize Denitrifying Bioreactor Performance with Agricultural Residue-Based Filter Media

Posted on October 5, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

By AURI One of the most important issues faced by farmers and ag producers is that of nitrogen runoff from their fields into the surface water supply via tile drainage systems. This runoff of nitrogen has a negative effect on water quality, and contributes to a hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico. However, a […]

Plant Protein

AURI Report Explores Opportunities for Minnesota Plant Proteins

Posted on July 17, 2018, in AURI News, News

Consumer demand for protein products expected to double by 2025. Can the Minnesota ag community benefit? In response to an ongoing rise in consumer demand for foods with increased protein content, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) released a new study exploring ways Minnesota’s agriculture sector could benefit from this trend. The 47-page report, available […]

AURI client Clean Plus, Inc.

Minnesota Biobased Company Competes on World Stage

Posted on July 10, 2018, in Ag Innovation News

AURI client Clean Plus, Inc. (CPI), a West Concord, Minnesota, company that has been in operation since 1982 and boasts about a dozen employees competes for 2018 World Bio Markets Biobased Product of the Year. CPI has several divisions that produce and distribute a variety of products, including Drip Trap® Granules, which are made from corn stalks and are used to contain and clean up spills such as chemicals, oil and fuel.

Winter Camelina Open House Field Day

Posted on May 22, 2018, in Partner Events

Camelina Open House Field Day: June 27, 2018 Southern Research and Outreach Center 12298 350th Avenue Waseca, MN Transforming Food, Fuel and Feed in Minnesota Waseca, MN. — The University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative and the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) invite processors, food entrepreneurs, culinary professionals, growers, and the curious public to an […]

New Study Shows Promise for Biomass Cooling

Posted on October 6, 2016, in Ag Innovation News

Earlier this year a new feasibility study, conducted in part by AURI, showed biomass cooling can be a viable option for small-to-medium sized commercial, industrial and residential units. The research results, which are part of the Biomass for Cooling System Technologies: A Feasibility Guide, also identifies innovations that utilize biomass as the essential wellspring of energy for cooling systems.

Mn Cup Announces Finalists

Posted on August 23, 2016, in News

MN Cup Finalists Announced More than 20 teams of Minnesota based entrepreneurs are advancing into the finalist round of the 2016 MN Cup competition. The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute sends sincere congratulation to all three finalists in this year’s Food/Ag/Beverage Division. Bolton Bees—A family-owned, first-generation business, established in 2014, and Beekeeping since 2008. Founded by […]

Alternative crops could offer overlapping opportunity

Posted on April 5, 2016, in Ag Innovation News, News

Introducing a new crop to Minnesota isn’t easy. A wide range of plants can grow in the state’s fertile soils, but crops also need to deliver value before farmers will plant them. AURI researchers and scientists at the University of Minnesota are taking a closer look at two crops that show promise to produce both added revenue and environmental benefits.

Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two

Posted on March 17, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Adding value to corn and agricultural byproducts through production of biochar and bio-oil: Step Two About: Build upon previous research to continue to increase the value of agricultural by-products by demonstrating how  biomass feedstocks can be used to produce renewable energy and recycled through land application as biochar. Specifically, this reseach […]


Spurring green energy innovation

Posted on October 5, 2015, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News

–by Liz Morrison The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable aims to make Minnesota a national and global leader in green energy. First convened in 2006 by AURI, the Roundtable brings people and ideas together to spur renewable energy development. Today, participants represent more than 200 Minnesota businesses, government agencies, universities, economic development groups, and non-profits from […]