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Growing strong industries

Taconite pellets on a flat moving bed coming out of a red hot furnace.
NRRI has 30+ years of expertise in the mining, forestry and wood products industries.

For Industries Large and Small

  • Testing/analytical/simulation/technical services
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamic Modeling
  • Mineral Process Modeling
  • Lean Manufacturing and Total Productive Maintenance
  • Rapid Prototyping Services
  • Environmental Characterization and Permitting
  • Technology Transfer and Development
  • Recycled Materials Sourcing
  • Biomass Characterization and Processing
  • Wood and Composites Testing
  • Renewable Energy Development
  • Wood Supply Expertise
  • Tree Plantation Technology
  • Silviculture and Tree Harvesting
  • Poplar Genetics and Tree Breeding

For more information contact: Neil Nelson, nnelson2@d.umn.edu, (218) 788-2602 or Don Fosnacht, dfosnach@d.umn.edu, (218) 788-2682.