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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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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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NRRI innovates Minnesota forest industries

October 30, 2017

The state of today's traditional forest industries are getting a long, hard look these days. Lack of innovation is a problem. But not here.
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Renewable Energy Lab delivers biofuels for the future

October 27, 2017

After 10 years of research, NRRI delivered solid results this fall. As in solid biofuels. By the ton. 
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Doubling down on invasives

September 29, 2017

UMD and NRRI seek better ways to keep fishing gear from spreading aquatic invasive species in Minnesota's popular fishing lakes.
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NRRI analyses give MnDOT project strong start

September 29, 2017

Ore resource model and geology analysis provides critical information that helped MnDOT reroute U.S. Highway 53 to make way for mining.
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Manager, scientist & future grad student: Adelle Schumann

September 1, 2017

Some students arrive at college knowing exactly what they want to do. For the rest of us.... Adelle Schumann is proof that a variety of...


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