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Beyond lithium-ion batteries for energy storage

July 14, 2021

The intermittent nature of solar and wind energy options means large-scale energy storage is necessary. A new NRRI report outlines... more
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Tiff's Tips for Eco-living #2 - Five tips for road trip snacks

July 14, 2021

It's road trip season! NRRI Sustainability Guru Tiffany Sprague helps us reduce landfill waste and single-use plastics as we snack on the... more
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From the Executive Director - Legislative Funding Update

July 14, 2021

From the Executive Director Rolf Weberg: Despite all the uncertainties as we entered 2021, NRRI continues to push forward in fulfilling our... more
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Meet the Researcher - Will Bartsch

July 9, 2021

Delivering easy-access, data-driven information for informed resource decision-making.
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Advisory Board Spotlight - Tom Lambrecht

July 9, 2021

With a 22-year career working in economic development, Tom Lambrecht has an astute sense of what it takes for businesses to thrive in... more
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NRRI prepares Minnesota for the 'Iron of the Future'

June 10, 2021

Changing ore bodies and expanding ore products require research and development.
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Meet the Researcher: Sergiy Yemets

June 9, 2021

NRRI chemist enjoys the challenges of turning waste materials into valuable products.
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Well-loved, Well-studied: Decades of NRRI research spans all five Great Lakes

June 9, 2021

From its formation in the early 1980s to today, NRRI has collaborated across the institute, the University and the globe to contribute to... more
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Sustainability at NRRI: Eco-friendly BBQ

June 1, 2021

Introducing a new monthly series by NRRI’s Tiffany Sprague, Sustainability Program Coordinator. She has long entertained NRRI staff with... more
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Online Atlas launches to cover Minnesota

May 12, 2021

State funds development of a GIS tool that puts 400 layers of information at finger tips for better planning, management

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