AURI unveiling Ag Innovation Hub at MN Ag Expo

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is opening the new decade by inviting attendees of the MN AG EXPO to explore its Ag Innovation Hub on Jan. 22-23. The Hub will showcase a number of recent innovations and opportunities for Minnesota’s agricultural industry. Attendees to the MN AG EXPO can visit AURI’s Ag Innovation Hub to learn more about AURI’s value-added efforts as well as a variety of innovators, including:

• The University of Minnesota’s Plant Protein Innovation Center brings together interdisciplinary researchers and industry members to produce and study nutritious and functional plant protein ingredients for food applications.

• Calyxt makes the food you love healthier, sustainable and completely traceable from concept to fork. Its team is comprised of some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, who together are working to make food healthier, not only for this generation, but for generations to come.

• PURIS is the engine behind the plant-based food industry, providing clean-tasting non-GMO and Certified Organic pea protein, pea starch, and pea fiber. Through this system, PURIS helps you make the sustainable choice the easy choice.

• Soyko International, Inc. specializes in non-GMO products, the organic industry, and international marketing. Soyko aims to serve the best-quality grain products for the world.

• Epitome Energy, LLC is a developer of value-added agricultural processing opportunities focusing on renewable energy and soybean processing opportunities in Minnesota.

• trū Shrimp is the first company to test and validate a true commercial-scale, shallow-water indoor shrimp farming technology in the United States. It developed and employs patented, land-based shrimp aquaculture technology to produce superior-quality shrimp that are traceable, sustainable, and antibiotic-free.

• Cortec Corporation is committed to providing world class corrosion solutions for industries across the globe. As the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies, Cortec® seeks to deliver cost-effective, user-friendly integrated solutions for corrosion problems in packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, oil and gas, and many other industries.
The Hub will be open to attendees from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 23 at the Mankato Civic Center, Mankato, MN. Pre-registration for MN AG EXPO is encouraged for this free event, as a badge is required for entrance and meals.

To learn more about the MN AG EXPO, visit mnagexpo.com.

About AURI
The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s mission is to foster long-term economic benefit through value-added agricultural products. It accomplishes this by using science and technology to help develop new uses for agricultural products. It partners with businesses and entrepreneurs to 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. AURI provides a broad range of services, including applied research and development, scientific assistance and a targeted network of resources to develop value-added uses for crops and coproducts.

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