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October 2013
AURI has three jobs open on its science team: microbiologist, nutritionist and pilot lab assistant. If you know anyone who would be a good fit, please share the job postings with them.

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The fall 2013 issue of Ag Innovation News features stories on new uses for flax and miscanthus, a teenager selling banana bread to raise money for an orphanage, and much more.   

Several valuable materials can be made from Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) using a selective extraction process, which may provide another revenue stream for dry-grind ethanol plants.

During this research, the following materials were produced from DDGS: corn oil, biodiesel by esterification of extracted corn oil, simple sugars suitable as feed ingredients and more.  


Attendees at the October Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable heard from and discussed workforce and educatoin opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy sector. Powerpoints and other information from the event will be available on AURI's website in the coming days.

Minnesota Cup to kick off Food, Agriculture and Beverage Division 

Minnesota Cup will kick off their Food, Agriculture and Beverage Division at a special celebration on November 14. The event is an opportunity for the entire food community to support and foster the industry's entrepreneurs and their bright ideas. The event will include AURI clients Zula Juice, Nots! Snacks, Smude's Oil, Redhead Creamery and Far North Spirits.

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