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NRRI's innovative research drives solutions at the intersection of economy and environment.

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NRRI investigates real problems facing Minnesota’s resources, collaborating widely to find solutions.

When NRRI innovates, waste taconite rock becomes valuable aggregate, regional wood species make higher value products, and biomass becomes a clean energy source.

These advances say something about our mission to deliver research solutions to balance economy, resources and environment for resilient communities. For more than three decades, we’ve helped create new uses for our natural resources, putting our research to work by creating businesses and jobs across the entire state of Minnesota.

Minnesota’s economy has made impressive gains through the prudent fiscal use of our talented pool of researchers. We work hand-in-hand with businesses and entrepreneurs to give them assistance and help them succeed.

NRRI doesn’t do research for the sake of research. Instead, we investigate real problems facing Minnesota’s resources, collaborating widely to find solutions. We’re a unique hybrid of professionals with skills ranging from business and industry acumen to environmental scientists.

With the state's additional support this year, NRRI can pay forward many times over in the continued use and protection of Minnesota's natural resources.