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Agricultural Utilization Research Institute announces 2013 research initiatives

Sixteen projects will identify new and improved uses for Minnesota’s agriculture commodities

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) recently announced its research initiatives for 2013. The 16 projects in the organization’s core four focus areas—renewable energy, biobased products, coproducts and food—aim to create new and improved products and processes in Minnesota’s agriculture industry.

“Agriculture is critical to the strength of Minnesota’s economy. It is the second largest employer in the state. Ensuring a stable, growing agriculture industry means a stronger economic future for Minnesota,” says AURI Executive Director Teresa Spaeth. “All of these research projects aim to create economic growth and jobs for the state by bringing new products and improved processes to market.”

AURI will partner with commodity groups, economic development organizations, foundations and others across the state to ensure that the information available through these research initiatives is put in the hands of the businesses, entrepreneurs and producers who can bring these ideas to commercialization.

Renewable Energy Initiatives

Biobased Products Initiatives

Coproducts Initiatives

Food Initiatives