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Fuel burning in historic train engine's firebox

Historic Train Stays on Track

October 3, 2019

NRRI is developing a biomass clean fuel that will help keep the historic relics chugging along for train historians and tourists.

Looking up into tree tops

Forest Carbon Capture Opportunities

September 25, 2019

There's growing interest in monetizing the natural process of carbon capture in forests. NRRI is hosting a workshop to start... more

UMD students Evan Myers and Kamryn Kalal at NRRI

Summer Workers at NRRI Get Real

September 16, 2019

College students take their skills out of the classroom and apply them to NRRI's 'real world' experiences.

NRRI senior research associate Euan Reavie

Lake Mud Holds Clues to Future

September 9, 2019

Diatom fossils in lake sediment can be used as early warning of environmental changes to come.

Nighthawk in flight

Nighthawks Fill Duluth Skies

August 30, 2019

Last year, in one three-hour sit on a Duluth rooftop, Steve Kolbe counted 14,000 soaring nighthawks on their annual migration south.

Fast-growing Tree Research Expands Across Midwest

August 20, 2019

Anticipating growth in markets for biomass resources, NRRI ramps up hybrid poplar research.

Man spraying boat

Researchers Work with Business to Decontaminate Boats

August 5, 2019

Leading by example, researchers work with local business to power up boat decontamination of aquatic invasive species.

Man in lab coat syringing a liquid into a test tube.

Collaborations Bring Global Innovations to Minnesota

July 23, 2019

Even though Minnesota has ambitious renewable energy goals – and is well on its way to achieving them – there’s always more to learn.... more

Drone shot of Coleraine Lab buildings.

Coleraine Lab Prepares For the Future

July 11, 2019

Train tracks running through NRRI’s busy Coleraine labs are a daily reminder of a busy 100-year history. But the past is long gone.

Biochar: The Hot Material You Don't Know About

June 18, 2019

You know charcoal. (Summer picnic, anyone?) But do you know about the economic and environmental benefits of its close cousin, biochar... more

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