NRRI Receives Recurring Funding

Coffee Conversation: Natural Resources Research Institute

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s big news and big funding for the Natural Resources Research Institute.

The institute was granted an additional $2 million in recurring funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

This almost doubles the previous state funding they were receiving and was the first funding increase since the 1980s.

According to June Breneman, External Affairs Manager for the NRRI, one issue on the Institute’s priority list is ensuring that the state has appropriate biomass resources – wood, energy crops, agricultural waste – to support an emerging Minnesota bio economy.

The institute is hosting an open house for the public to celebrate the new funding.

The event is being held Saturday, July 14 from 4-6 p.m. at NRRI, located at 5013 Miller Trunk Highway.

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