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Ag Innovation News

Apr–Jun, 2006

Vol. 15, No. 2

This edition of Ag Innovation News was originally published in approximately April of 2006.

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  The time is right. After more than eight years as AURI executive director, it’s time for me to turn over the reins of
  1. What is carding waste?   a. Something you discard in Texas Hold ‘Em b. Low-value wool processing fibers c. Paper scraps from
Morris, Minn. — Wool blankets have been keeping humans warm for centuries. Now they will help grow berries. The Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers
  The world can’t get enough cardboard. Even though it is reused more than almost any other product, there is a global shortage of
What is gasification? Gasification is a thermochemical reaction that occurs when organic materials are heated to high temperatures without much oxygen. Think of it
Every year, Planet Earth produces a deep well of untapped energy, but it’s not oil. It’s renewable biomass — plant and animal materials that
Morris, Minn. — Is it economical to power an industrial park in Morris with a) manure digested into methane, b) corn stover combusted into
Since 1989, when it became a nonprofit corporation, AURI has been governed by a board of directors representing commodity groups, farm organizations, the state
Waseca, Minn. — Minnesota may be sitting on an abundant, low-cost, high-nutrient fertilizer that’s easy to handle and available statewide. Better yet, it may