State Energy Research Center
Exploratory, innovative, and transformational research that advances future energy opportunities
Think about some of the things you probably do every day: take a shower, drive to work, use your phone. Each of these things and many others require energy. Our scientists and engineers are dedicated to advancing technologies to create abundant clean energy and improve the way we use it in our modern world.
We’re doing more.
The State Energy Research Center of North Dakota (SERC) provides a platform for developing impactful technologies right here at home and is driven by the state’s future needs, challenges, and opportunities. We focus on emerging topics and pioneering technologies that support North Dakota’s energy industry and benefit the environment.
Through SERC, we’re ensuring the state’s energy resources and products remain accessible, affordable, environmentally responsible, and clearly understood through education and outreach. This is being done through early-stage research that could ultimately lead to commercial application with public and private sector partners. Commercial deployments and demonstrations of mercury control at North Dakota power plants, enhanced oil recovery in the Bakken, and carbon capture from lignite coal-fired facilities were all made possible because of this type of fundamental research.
This research puts North Dakota on the forefront of innovation.
The world is changing quickly, and with those changes come challenges. North Dakota has the opportunity to pioneer energy research that addresses those challenges.Tom EricksonDirector, State Energy Research Center