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Research Leads to New Information About Bats and Insects

September 16, 2020

NRRI's five-year bat study leads to master's candidate unexpected new knowledge about bat guts and insects using eDNA.

NRRI Engineering and Maintenance Lead Jeff Kinkel backpacking at Yellowstone Canyon.

Meet the Researcher: Jeff Kinkel

September 10, 2020

Eighteen months ago, Jeff Kinkel took on a challenging role at NRRI that makes him grateful for the team approach.

A wooden bridge over a creek

NRRI, USFS Collaborate to Show Efficiencies in Timber Bridges

September 8, 2020

Research shows bridge builders that building with wood can save time and money while sequestering carbon.

A grove of birch with sunlight streaming through it.

NRRI Recent Funding Awards

September 1, 2020

Natural Resource Research Institute funding awarded between January 1 and August 28, 2020.

UMD NRRI Chemistry and Materials Science Program Leader (Materials and Bioeconomy) Brian Barry in the  Chemical Extractives Lab.

Minnesota Leading in Biochar Research and Demonstration

August 24, 2020

Biochar is gaining interest around the globe. NRRI is working to understand all of its potential.

Meet the Researcher: Cally Hunt

August 11, 2020

Pandemic doesn’t slow down new NRRIer in new product development.

From left Doug Green, American Peat Technology CEO and UMD NRRI Scientist Igor Kolomitsyn

Patent Moves Business Toward Green, Low-cost Sulfate Treatment.

August 4, 2020

NRRI and industry partner receive patent on a first step invention that can lead to sulfate remediation in water systems. 

UMD NRRI’s Chemistry and Materials Science Program Leader Brian Barry

Meet the Researcher: Brian Barry

August 3, 2020

Meet the Researcher: Brian Barry enjoys transforming biomass into high value products.

UMD NRRI photo of Fisher on top of fisher box

What's In Your Woods? MN Mammals Site Makes Search Easier

July 15, 2020

Picking up interesting critters on your trail camera? Want to know who's in your woods? MN Mammals website can help.

Close up of taconite rock

NRRI Identifies Valuable Aggregate Resources in Taconite Pit

July 8, 2020

NRRI paves the way for 'waste rock' to become high value aggregate resource for local roads.

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