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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… Continue Reading AURI Hosts Free Webinar on On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion

    New Uses for Dairy By-Products

          About Land O’Lakes: Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 216 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 97 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some… Continue Reading New Uses for Dairy By-Products


        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 product. Continue Reading NutriVance

        Char Energy, LLC

          Idea to reality: Build a mobile gasifer that can turn agriculture fibers into a charcoal-like residue, called biochar, that can be used for absorbing liquids, improving water quality and soil characteristcs, and creating energy. AURI’s role: AURI gathered data to find out what chemicals and nutrients were in the biochar and tested its absorbency. Further work on this high-potential project is ongoing. Outcomes: Char Energy was awarded a patent for… Continue Reading Char Energy, LLC