Nearly every agricultural processor generates waste or coproducts. Creating new uses for these by products can create significant new revenue streams.

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The DNA of Innovation: AURI Award Winner Has Long Value-Added History

Posted on January 6, 2018, in Ag Innovation News, AURI News, News, Success Stories

BY DAN LEMKE Founders of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) in Benson were among the first to ride Minnesota’s growing ethanol wave. CVEC formed in 1995 and began processing corn into ethanol in 1996, becoming just the fifth enterprise in a state that now boasts 21 corn ethanol plants. CVEC’s Benson facility has the […]



Posted on January 25, 2017, in Success Stories

Idea to Reality: With the increasing demand for fishmeal in fish feeds causing increases in prices AURI client NutriVance wanted to explore alternative feed ingredients for use in aquaculture feeds to replace fishmeal and reduce the cost of fish production. AURI’s Role: AURI assisted NutriVance in planning and executing feeding trials for this new, innovative […]

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Research about Coproducts

Building an Industrial Hemp Industry In Minnesota

Posted on August 8, 2019, in Research

AURI is pleased to present this preview of an upcoming Minnesota Hemp Value Chain Analysis report to the growers, governments, supply chain sectors and end users who are engaged in the emerging hemp industry in Minnesota. With the interest in industrial hemp growing both nationally and internationally, and the passage of the 2018 farm bill […]

Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics

Posted on September 1, 2016, in Research

Read the full report: Effects of Feeding Reduced-Fat Modified Distillers Grains with Solubles on Dietary Energy Values, Finishing Cattle Performance and Beef Quality Characteristics Partners: Minnesota Corn  Research & Promotion Council University of Minnesota

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Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Research, Tools

The objective of this study was to determine potential biomass resources within the Midwest for thermal heating applications in order to provide a “snapshot” of the Midwest Biomass Inventory Assessment for presentation at the 2012 Heating the Midwest Conference & Expo and for furthering the vision of the Heating the Midwest Initiative.  This was done, […]

Minnesota Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide

Posted on April 24, 2012, in Tools

In 2011, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) solicited proposals to develop a Biomass Heating Feasibility Guide “for the replacement of high-cost heating fuels, such as propane and fuel oil, with biomass combustion heating systems.” The contract, awarded to DLF Consulting, resulted in this report, which will assist turkey producers and greenhouse operators in rural […]

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News about Coproducts

Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota Forum

Posted on November 15, 2019, in AURI News

On November 6th AURI and its partner, Agrigrowth, hosted a forum on the topic of Building an Industrial Hemp Industry in Minnesota. We are pleased to make the videos of all the panel discussions and presentation slides available for those unable to attend. Introductions The State of Industrial Hemp Beyond the Hype: Value Added Opportunities […]

AURI Upgrading Facilities

Posted on October 18, 2019, in Ag Innovation News

In an effort to meet current client needs and expected growth in the food and agriculture sectors, AURI is implementing a number of upgrades to its laboratories and facilities. Specifically, the centers in Waseca and Marshall, Minnesota will undergo significant additions and extensions to increase both capacity and capabilities. Waseca AURI’s Coproducts Pilot facility is […]

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