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Unprofitable lignin to become valuable plastic

February 5, 2018

NRRI collaborates to move innovative technologies to commercialization.
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NRRI prepares state for changes to mammal populations

February 5, 2018

NRRI documents changes to the environment that are impacting Minnesota's mammal species to understand and prepare.
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2017 Annual Report is available online

January 30, 2018

Research highlights, portfolio of projects, student workers experiences, staff accomplishments and more in our FY 2017 annual report.
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Iceland takes NRRI geologist back in time

December 20, 2017

Trip to Iceland takes NRRI geologist back in time to understand how Minnesota was formed.
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Keeping it cool for north shore trout

December 20, 2017

The need to better understand North Shore streams and which have the best chance of staying cool for trout elicited funding from the...
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NRRI gets onboard to blast invasives on ships

December 20, 2017

Research to stem the transport of aquatic invasive species led NRRI researchers on globetrotting adventures in 2017.
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NRRI partners with railroad group to test biofuel in zoo train

November 28, 2017

Two steam locomotives at the Milwaukee County Zoo were fueled with NRRI’s renewable, solid fuel in November to reduce fossil coal emissions...
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New position moves NRRI, UMD research from lab to market

November 28, 2017

Industry needs more early investment in research to drive innovation, according to Tim White. And he saw right away that innovative...
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Minnesota launches first breeding bird atlas online

November 8, 2017

NRRI scientists work with Audubon Minnesota to launch state's first breeding bird atlas in online and interactive format.
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Lonza, Inc. turns nuisance dust into fuel source

November 1, 2017

NRRI helps Minnesota manufacturer turn waste wood particles to a biofuel to power their plant.

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