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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(218) 788-2694
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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 man with face guard, gloves and rain coat operates car wash wand on boat
August 1, 2019

Leading by example, researchers work with local business to power up boat decontamination of aquatic invasive species.

Tree leaves in foreground with trees in background
July 31, 2019

Anticipating growth in markets for biomass resources, NRRI ramps up hybrid poplar research.

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July 9, 2019

Train tracks running through NRRI’s busy Coleraine labs are a daily reminder of a busy 100-year history. But the past is long gone.

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