Minnesota’s Agricultural Utilization Research Institute worked on over 220 projects in the past year. AURI Executive Director Shannon Schlecht says that has resulted in over $260 million in new annual sales for businesses and entrepreneurs. AURI focuses on two primary areas, food and bio-industrial categories. Looking to the future, Schlecht sees many opportunities to expand markets. That includes hydrogen and its applications within agriculture. “We worked with Minnesota Corn on a project looking at ethanol-to-hydrogen in terms of (determining if) ethanol be a hydrogen carrier and utilize that infrastructure as we think about that transition.” The full interview can be found online.
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