GRAND FORKS, N.D. - June 27 marked the start of the 6 annual "Energizing North Dakota's Future." The event hosted at the EERC brought together experts from all energy sectors, along with legislators and state officials, to discuss critical energy topics. This year's event featured keynote addresses from U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer,… Continue reading Energizing North Dakota’s Future
Since its defederalization, the EERC has evolved to conduct research on all fossil fuels, as well as renewable and alternative fuels, and has become a progressive global leader in energy and environmental research.
On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the Williston Basin Carbon Ore, Rare Earths, and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) team shared its progress on the first phase of the CORE-CM Initiative.
"We're fortunate to have strong partnerships from around the state interested in collaboration and working toward a greater energy future in North Dakota," said Gorecki.
During this project, a total of 78 North Dakota shale samples from three different formations (Niobrara, Pierre, and Bakken) were evaluated for total REE and other critical mineral content.
“We’re less than a year and a half into the initial SERC program," said Erickson. "It’s exploratory and fundamental, so it takes time for things to move forward. But we’ve already seen six new invention disclosures as a result, and we will see more before the first biennium is up."
A recently completed research study at the EERC provides new evaluations of the potential to make high-value graphene-based solid carbon products from North Dakota lignite.
In situ leaching (ISL) shows potential in North Dakota coal seams, the result of one of three SERC projects completed Spring 2020.
Several EERC research projects were recently featured at the 2019 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference. Two of them received honorable mentions in the conference’s Best Paper and Poster Awards.