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2008-10-03 12:00:22

The EERC is a research, development, demonstration, and commercialization facility recognized as one of the world's leading developers of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies as well as environmental technologies to protect and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC, a high-tech, nonprofit division of the University of North Dakota (UND), operates like a business and pursues an entrepreneurial, market-driven approach to research and development in order to successfully demonstrate...

2008-09-30 09:00:50

The Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota has created a 100% renewable domestic fuel that meets the JP-8 aviation fuel screening criteria, in a bid to address the US military's energy security. The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) fuel samples created from multiple renewable feedstocks were tested at a US government facility to evaluate key specification parameters for JP-8, a petroleum-based fuel widely used by the US military. JP-8...

2008-09-29 18:00:36

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota has achieved a major technical milestone in creating a 100% renewable domestic fuel that meets the JP-8 aviation fuel screening criteria, proving a pathway to providing energy security to the U.S. military and the entire nation. EERC fuel samples created from multiple renewable feedstocks were tested at a U.S. government facility to evaluate key specification parameters for JP-8, a petroleum-based...

2008-07-06 18:00:13

By Joseph Marks, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 6--EERC breaks contract record 5 years running UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center marked its fifth consecutive record year of contract awards recently, according to a news release. In the 12-month period ending June 30, the EERC received $95 million in new contract awards -- more than twice what the center took five years earlier, the release said. The EERC estimates those new contract awards will result in an annual...

2006-02-25 10:24:57

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - University of North Dakota researchers say a new jet fuel they have developed from crop oils is almost ready for testing by the Air Force. Ted Aulich, a senior researcher at the Energy and Environmental Research Center, said the new fuel is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the leading conventional jet fuel. He said the military is interested in the fuel because it could help reduce dependence on foreign oil. UND chemical engineering students and faculty...