The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is recognized as one of the world`s leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy and environmental technologies to protect and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC is a high-tech, nonprofit branch of the University of North Dakota (UND). The EERC operates like a business; conducts research, development, demonstration, and commercialization activities; and is dedicated to moving promising technologies out of the laboratory and into the commercial marketplace.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Energy Utilities
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
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The EERC is addressing today’s most critical energy and environmental challenges through innovative science, engineering, and technologies.
Its research portfolio consists of a wide array of expertise, including oil and gas, clean coal technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, energy and water sustainability, hydrogen technologies, air toxics and fine particulate control, mercury measurement and control, alternative fuels, biomass technologies, water management strategies, flood prevention, global climate change, waste utilization, energy-efficient technologies, and contaminant cleanup.
Centers of Excellence
The EERC's Centers of Excellence are the cornerstone for the development of innovative, practical, and cost-effective energy and environmental solutions to ensure America’s security and prosperity.
Highly interrelated, the centers are critical to maintaining vibrant economic prosperity in the Midwest region, delivering more opportunities for research, manufacturing, and the evolution of new high-quality jobs.
The EERC conducts applied research and development on behalf of its clients in order to provide real-world solutions to energy and environmental issues worldwide.
Since its inception in 1951, the EERC has focused on moving technologies from the research and development stage through demonstration and on to commercialization. Demonstration can often be the most trying component of any new technology and is sometimes referred to as the valley of death. The EERC has significant expertise in moving technologies into, and through, the demonstration phase with great success.
The EERC's success in developing and conducting demonstrations is due to its extensive experience, capabilities, facilities, and industrial partnerships. The EERC understands that demonstration projects require coordination among all stakeholders if they are going to be successful.
To conduct meaningful and productive research, the EERC provides its scientists and engineers with state-of-the art research laboratories. The EERC strives to provide the best possible combination of equipment, talent, leadership, and laboratory space (over 47,000 square feet).