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Research In The College Of Agriculture

USU College Of Agriculture


Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Drs. Conly Hansen and Carl Hansen lead the Center for Profitable Uses of Agricultural Byproducts. Research being conducted at the CPUAB involves finding profitable uses for food production and processing byproducts and also to further increase value of salable food products. The CPUAB invented an anaerobic digester system based on the induced blanket reactor or IBR that can produce electricity, heat, and soil amendment from manure and food processing waste. Recent research is to use the IBR, other types of bioreactors, and
some unique biotechnology to selectively maintain the mix of bacterial cultures in the bioreactors to produce large quantities of hydrogen from agricultural byproducts. A high pressure injector was invented that can be used to increase value of meat, fish, poultry, and other
food products. The CPUAB is also doing research to produce nutricuticals from food processing waste.

Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

Utah Climate Center

Other Research:
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) - SARE is a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that functions through
competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch
systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.