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About Us
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Our Mission is to provide practical, pioneering solutions to the world’s energy and environmental challenges.

At our core are our people—our greatest asset. Our team of more than 200 scientists, engineers, and finance, operations, and other support professionals work together to develop practical solutions to critical global issues. Our comprehensive research portfolio comprises a wide array of services tailored to meet each client’s needs.

Pivotal to our success are our partners—the clients we serve. We have worked with more than 1300 clients in 53 countries worldwide from Fortune 500s to small start-ups. Trusted, dynamic working relationships with industry, government, and research organizations provide the foundation for bringing cutting-edge science and engineering technologies together to resolve critical global challenges.

Our vision to lead the world in developing solutions to energy and environmental challenges drives us to provide unparalleled responsiveness to our partners. As a progressive global leader in energy and environmental research, our priority is to make the world a better place in which to live.

Who We Are

Our Vision

The leadership team defines our vision and goals and keeps us on the path to innovation and success.


Since 1951, we’ve grown from a federal lignite research facility to a total-systems team with extensive experience, multidisciplinary staff, global partnerships, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

EERC Aerial View

Cutting-edge research requires state-of-the-art resources. We have seven different laboratory spaces, three city blocks of demonstration facilities, event spaces, meeting rooms, and four floors of offices. 

Student Employees

A Division of UND


The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) is a global leader in researching and developing technologies that make the energy we use and produce more efficient and environmentally friendly. We work in partnership with the University of North Dakota to commercialize marketable products, train students of all disciplines, and employ postdoctoral graduates. Utilizing decades of academic research, we are a driving force for innovation and new opportunities in the energy industry.

Student Employees

Featured Projects

Moving technologies out of the laboratory and into the commercial marketplace.

State Energy Research CenterState Energy Research Center

SERC focuses on emerging topics critical to the state’s energy industry and environmental challenges.

Plains CO2 Reduction PartnershipPCOR Partnership

PCOR is addressing regional capture, transport, use, and storage challenges facing commercial CCUS deployment.

Red Trail EnergyCO2 Storage from Ethanol

This research project is assessing the technical and economic feasibility of integrating CCS with ethanol production processes to reduce net CO2 emissions.

placeholderProject Tundra

Project Tundra is a bold initiative to build the world's largest carbon capture facility in North Dakota.