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Innovative Research

Minnesotans want good jobs, a healthy environment and a stable economy. NRRI research works to achieve all three. One way? We develop innovative, environmentally friendly materials from waste biomass resources, like a new plastic-like material from tree lignon.

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5013 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN 55811
Duluth Labs and Administration
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811
Coleraine Labs
PO Box 188
One Gayley Avenue
Coleraine, MN 55722
Partner Organization: Center for Economic Development
11 E Superior St #210
Duluth, MN 55802

NRRI researchers focus on the future!

NRRI Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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February 20, 2019

Our Climate Futures conference, March 19 & 20, to address climate change scenarios and adaptation strategies.

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January 29, 2019

A passion for rocks leads woman to UMD and NRRI to become a multi-faceted geologist.

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January 29, 2019

Understanding what's best for wildlife after tree harvesting is not straightforward. NRRI scientists are unraveling the research.