Facilities

Learn more about AURI’s facilities and the resources we offer to our clients.

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Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258
The focus of the analytical laboratory is to provide quality analytical and compositional data to promote value-added products from Minnesota agriculture commodities and coproducts.

Biobased Products Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258
This facility is focused on one to 10 kilograms scale processing of agriculture commodities and coproducts. Processes are developed and demonstrated for producing increased value materials by fractionation, chemical conversion and purification.

Coproducts Utilization Laboratory

12298 350th Avenue, Waseca, MN 56093
This facility is the only value-added lab of its kind in the Midwest. The lab is used for the development of new uses for plant and animal coproducts that present environmental and economic opportunities.

Food Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258
AURI’s food lab is available to those seeking to introduce new foods to the marketplace. It is focused on smaller companies and entrepreneurs who are developing and commercializing new food products.

Food Product Evaluation and Sensory Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258
AURI offers food entrepreneurs a unique resource for product development. Our facilities on the Southwest Minnesota State University campus now include a Food Product Evaluation and Sensory Lab.

Meat Laboratory

1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258
The meat laboratory in Marshall is used for formulation and analytical assessment of meat products. This facility includes equipment for developing and testing new products.

Microbiology Laboratory

510 County Road 71, Suite 120, Crookston, MN 56716
AURI’s microbiology lab is used for the research and analysis of industrial products and to support projects that have the potential to introduce agricultural commodities as ingredients for industrial products.

St. Paul Facility

University of Minnesota
1985 Buford Avenue, McNeal Hall #64, St. Paul, MN 55108

AURI’s St. Paul facility is located on the campus of the University of Minnesota and includes an office and conference rooms for client consultations and meetings.

Waseca Facility

12298 350th Avenue, Waseca, MN 56093
AURI’s Waseca facility is located at the University of Minnesota’s Southern Research and Outreach Center. In addition to staff offices, the facility includes a coproduct utilization lab.