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Flames burning a hillside forest

NRRI lab moves solid biofuel toward commercialization

December 4, 2018

Forest management strategies in the Northwest results in excess biomass. NRRI is helping to turn it into a valuable fuel source.
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Seeing rocks beneath the surface

December 3, 2018

NRRI developed a tool to help MnDOT understand potential for sulfide-bearing rocks where road building is planned.
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NRRI FY18 Annual Report Highlights

November 27, 2018

NRRI's Annual Report Highlights for July 2017 - June 2018 is now available to view online.
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Bog hopping for birds

October 29, 2018

Researchers tromped through the soft mounds of green in the boreal forest to hang bird houses to learn more about an elusive species.
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Mining and Water Innovation Update

October 24, 2018

What did NRRI do with $2.6 million in state funding? Started Minnesota on an exciting trajectory.
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NRRI demonstration fills city potholes

September 24, 2018

What happens when you mix innovation with waste rock and potholes? Hopefully, a new road repair that lasts.
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NRRI receives $1M to expand hybrid poplar research

September 20, 2018

NRRI prepares for future demand of biomass by expanding hybrid poplar research.
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Getting to the root of wild rice

August 28, 2018

Why do some wild rice restoration sites thrive while others don't? NRRI research is searching for answers.
Two men in waders walk through a shallow, wooded stream with fish nets and a pole.

Beavers: Good or bad for stream ecosystems?

August 21, 2018

Beavers are busy on North Shore streams. Do their dams impact stream hydrology and fish populations?
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NRRI celebrates 35 years of collaboration

August 13, 2018

NRRI highlights collaborative research spanning 35 years and gets excited for the future!

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