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NRRI seeks funds to seed bioeconomy innovations

May 3, 2018

All new technologies travel a trajectory to refinement and acceptance. New materials of the bioeconomy are no different. NRRI seeks funding... more
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Persistent algae problem puzzles scientists

May 3, 2018

Toxic algal blooms on Lake of the Woods should have cleared up. But the blooms persist. Why?
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Small business gains lean efficiencies

May 3, 2018

Can a printing company go paperless? For work orders, yes. NRRI's lean efficiencies helped company save money, time and space.
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Taking wood to the extreme

April 2, 2018

NRRI sends samples of thermally modified wood to the hot, wet environment of Hilo, Hawaii. Here's what we're learning.
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Every day is Earth Day at NRRI

April 2, 2018

Staff involvement in Sustainability@NRRI program keeps waste in check.
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NRRI's Mining and Water Innovation Initiative: A progress report

March 9, 2018

NRRI received $2.6M to fund five projects demonstrating promising technologies to enhance Minnesota's minerals industry. Here's a quick... more
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Prototype Lab helps student help children

March 9, 2018

Sometimes “off-the-shelf” just won’t do. NRRI’s Rapid Prototype Lab helped a UMD senior undergraduate student make very special toys for a... more
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NRRI turns up the heat on renewable energy

March 7, 2018

NRRI researches more biomass options for energy with new hydrothermal carbonization process at the Coleraine facility.
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UMD student gets peek at future career

February 21, 2018

It's often hard for college students to figure out their majors. But NRRI helped this graduate student with the right connections.
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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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