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NRRI prepares Minnesota for the 'Iron of the Future'

June 10, 2021

Changing ore bodies and expanding ore products require research and development.
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NRRI receives $2.1M to research Minnesota’s iron of the future

March 1, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy awards NRRI $2.1M to research Minnesota’s iron products for expanded steelmaking markets.
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NRRI tests alternative binders for next-gen pellets

February 8, 2021

NRRI Coleraine has unique niche for small batch testing of alternative binders for iron of the future.
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Meet the Researcher: Rodney Johnson

November 4, 2020

Meet the Researcher: Rodney Johnson brings decades of experience to focus on the future of Minnesota's Iron Range.
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More efficient grinding for Iron Range industries

June 3, 2020

NRRI helps Iron Range modernize with new, more efficient rock crushing technology