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A man and a woman are holding white plastic parts with interlocking design

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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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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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... more
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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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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... more


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