Agricultural Utilization Research Institute


Research & Development

About Us

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) helps develop new uses for agricultural products through science and technology, partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to bring ideas to reality.

We generate economic impact in Minnesota communities by helping businesses take advantage of innovative opportunities in four focus areas: biobased products, renewable energy, coproducts and food.

We provide a broad range of services to expand markets, develop new uses and improve processes. AURI provides scientific technical assistance, technology transfer and a targeted network of resources to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts. We provide applied research services and product development assistance to create new ag-based products, process refinements and to help move them to market.

With unique facilities and professional staff, AURI is a one-of-a-kind resource that provides assistance to Minnesota businesses looking to create more value for the state?s agricultural products.

AURI takes a deliberate approach to developing agriculturally based innovations. These advancements don?t just happen, they are the result of focused research, strategic collaborations, and an emphasis on implementation.