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Paving the Way for Ag-based Asphalt Preservation Solutions (Webinar)

Date: March 1o, 2021

Time: 12 – 1 pm, CT


Transportation budgets are a persistent and growing challenge– from the maintenance of asphalt infrastructure to funding new roads. To extend the service life of existing and new asphalt roads, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) engaged in a multi-year effort to understand the impact of using agriculturally derived materials in asphalt preservation.

Starting in 2016 with a partnership between the City of Hutchinson and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, AURI researchers began a multi-year research project for an environmentally friendly product for communities across Minnesota to consider.

On March 10th, Dr. Jimmy Gosse will take participants on a five-year road trip through the case study on the use of RePlay Agricultural Oil and Preservation Agent® by the City of Hutchinson. A preview of the soon to be released independent Life Cycle Cost Analysis by SRF Consulting Group will be provided.

Sign up now to learn about an agriculturally derived and innovative option to reduce transportation maintenance costs while preserving roads and growing markets for Minnesota farmers.

This research was funded by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Read more on how rural growers are contributing to preserving Minnesota’s roads by visiting AURI’s partnership page with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

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AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy.

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