Innovative Research. Minnesota Value. Global Relevance.
NRRI is working to create the economy of the future for Minnesota.
The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota-Duluth is a non-profit applied research organization with research facilities located in Duluth and Coleraine, Minnesota.
Employing over 140 scientists, engineers and technicians, NRRI performs applied research to develop and deliver the understanding and tools needed to utilize the state's resources in a balanced and responsible manner.
Our Research Teams:
NRRI provides research and development tools and data to stakeholders in the following areas:
- Minerals, Metallurgy and Mining
- Forest and Land
- Wood Products and Bioeconomy
- Renewable Energy
- Business and Entrepreneurial Support
In FY 2018 NRRI worked with more than 80 regional clients, ranging from small and mid-size businesses to government and nonprofit entities.
You know charcoal. (Summer picnic, anyone?) But do you know about the economic and environmental benefits of its close cousin, biochar...
The quiet, brown speckled woodcock is difficult for scientists to find in the forest for research. Enter the pointing dog.
Soil is so much more than dirt. NRRI is seeking out local waste resources to produce soils for specific uses.