NRRI Coleraine

NRRI Coleraine lab prepares for the future

Once a steel company’s train repair station and research facility, NRRI’s Coleraine Labs are a maze of buildings and industrial equipment. But upgrades to infrastructure are continually underway and modern equipment keeps coming in the door.

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nrriinfo@d.umn.edu

  • (800) 234-0054

NRRI Duluth: Labs and Admin
(218) 788-2694
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN 55811
NRRI Coleraine: Minerals, Metallurgy and Biomass Conversion Labs
(218) 667-4201
PO Box 188
One Gayley Avenue
Coleraine, MN 55722
NRRI delivers applied research solutions to balance our economy, resources, and environment for resilient communities.

About NRRI

The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota-Duluth is a non-profit applied research organization with research facilities located in Duluth and Coleraine, Minnesota.

Employing over 140 scientists, engineers and technicians, NRRI performs applied research to develop and deliver the understanding and tools needed to utilize the state's resources in a balanced and responsible manner.

Our Research Teams:
NRRI provides research and development tools and data to stakeholders in the following areas:

NRRI Impact:
In FY 2018 NRRI worked with more than 80 regional clients, ranging from small and mid-size businesses to government and nonprofit entities.

NRRI News

A male and female are kneeling next to wooden shelving in an industrial setting
September 3, 2019

College students take their skills out of the classroom and apply them to NRRI's 'real world' experiences.

Man in boat holds long tube of brown material and holds up right hand covered with mud
August 28, 2019

Diatom fossils in lake sediment can be used as early warning of environmental changes to come.

Bird with wings outstretched flying white stripes on underside of wings
August 27, 2019

Last year, in one three-hour sit on a Duluth rooftop, Steve Kolbe counted 14,000 soaring nighthawks on their annual migration south.

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