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2023 marks 40 Years of the EERC

February 28 marks the 40th anniversary of the EERC. In 1983, the Grand Forks Energy Technology Center (GFETC) was transferred from the DOE Office of Fossil Energy to UND. The 28th of February 1983 also happened to be the University’s 100th anniversary: a momentous shift befitting such an occasion. 


EERC and Climeworks announce collaboration to explore direct air capture (DAC) and storage technology

EERC and leading DAC company Climeworks today announced their collaboration to explore the potential to develop and deploy commercial-scale direct air capture and storage (DAC+S) technology. This collaboration unites one of the world’s most advanced DAC technology providers with a global leader in carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Alternative Fuels, Research

Midwest AgEnergy holds open house for CCS project

Midwest AgEnergy Group (MAG) held an open house on November 3 near its Blue Flint location in Underwood, N.D. Approximately 40 community members attended the event to learn about a carbon capture and storage project that is underway at the ethanol facility. The Blue Flint CO2 storage project involves injecting CO2 deep underground for permanent… Continue reading Midwest AgEnergy holds open house for CCS project

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Governor’s Award Presented to Kevin Connors

On September 15, Assistant Director for Regulatory Compliance and Energy Policy at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), Kevin C. Connors, was presented with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service. The Governor’s Awards recognize state team members who go above and beyond to serve North Dakotans and deliver on our shared purpose… Continue reading Governor’s Award Presented to Kevin Connors