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UMD and NRRI Researcher Matt Aro on Thermally-Modified Wood

Jan 12, 2021
https://www.nrri.umn.edu/research-groups/materials-and-bioeconomy/market-oriented-wood-technology/thermally-modified-wood

The Star Tribune recently reported on new uses for dead ash, fir and tamarack trees.  Larch beetles, caterpillars and other invasive insects have killed more than 200,000 acres of balsam fir in Minnesota and half of the state’s tamarack trees.

The dead trees left behind don’t currently have a use – and could be a fire hazard. 

https://www.nrri.umn.edu/strategic-research/minerals-metallurgy-mining

Scott Hall had a chance to talk with Shima Hosseinpour - she's the Strategic Project Manager for the NRRI Business Assistance Fund Program.  They recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.   

Beth Bily Scenic Range News

Wednesday, October 4 the University of MN’s Natural Resources Research Institute hosted an open house for the media at its research lab in Coleraine.  The purpose of the event was to showcase a new bio-fuels project that is the result of ten years of research into producing renewable fuels from wood chips and other plants.