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AURI Hosts Free Webinar on On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) and its Agricultural Innovation Center (AIC) are hosting a webinar on the fundamentals of on-farm anaerobic digestion. The program is from Noon to 1:15 p.m. CT on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Anaerobic digestion is a process by which bacteria break down organic matter like manure in a digester to produce biogas – a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide – and digestate. Biogas can be used as an energy source for renewable natural gas, heat, electricity, and transportation.

For agriculture producers in Minnesota, anaerobic digestion has many benefits. It can create additional revenue, provide nutrients for crops, support the environment, and be used as an energy source. At this free online seminar, a panel of farmers, engineers, and business advisers will discuss some of the common questions farmers should ask before introducing the process on their land. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to get started and the opportunities created through on-farm anaerobic digestion in order to make more informed decisions.

The webinar speakers are:

  • Todd Taylor, Attorney, Avisen Business Law
  • Gary Freymiller, Carbon Consultant, EcoEngineers
  • Bob Peplin, Engineer, RJ Peplin LLC
  • Todd Malecha, Malecha Dairy Farm

Registration is now open, and media members are invited to attend.

About AURI
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute is a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the expansion of the agricultural economy by empowering expanded uses and markets of agriculturally derived products. It accomplishes this by using science and technology to help develop new uses for agricultural products. It collaborates globally, acts regionally, and is known as an economic catalyst for Minnesota with a focus on bio-industrial products and food. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance, and a targeted network across the value chain to foster collaboration. To learn more visit

About AIC

AURI’s Ag Innovation Center provides technical and business development assistance to value-added agriculture producers. The program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Business-Cooperative Service and is designed to aid in the development and marketing of value-added products. More information on the Ag Innovation Center is available here.