Post Tagged with: "Energy & Environmental Research Center"

There are 27,000 miles of pipeline in North Dakota, most of them “gathering pipelines” that bring oil to a central spot. iPIPE, the Intelligent Pipeline Integrity Program, a consortium of oil companies and the EERC, is a program that selects and tests new technology to detect and prevent pipeline links. Image courtesy of EERC.

iPIPE: Taking a bite out of leaks

June 25, 2018

UND’s EERC uses ‘Shark Tank’-like approach in search of emergent technologies to reduce pipeline spills

Jason Laumb and the EERC, are working with industry partners on a $6-million project to determining the cost of installing a carbon-capture system at a coal-powered utility plant, the Milton R. Young Station power plant near Center, N.D., northwest of Bismarck. The idea is to use such a facility to caputure carbon dioxide and use it to enhance oil recovery by injecting it deep into the ground, where it would be forever stored. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel of the EERC.

Drilling into a new economy?

April 12, 2018

EERC scientist, industry partners go big with $6M carbon-capture project that could lead to new jobs and enhance oil recovery

Kerryanne Leroux, an EERC senior chemical engineer and oilfield operations team lead, is heading up research on a  private-public research partnership involving carbon-capture techniques at a Richardton, N.D.-based ethanol plant.

Catch and decrease

March 22, 2018

EERC partners with private industry on energy sustainability research in southwestern North Dakota

EERC's Ted Aulich (center) and fellow UND scientists, such as Julia Zhao and John Hurley, are working on a three-year, $3.2-million research project to reducing the amount of energy needed to produce ammonia and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Image courtesy of a Kari Suedel,   EERC.

Harnessing value by keeping it local

March 13, 2018

New project, spearheaded by UND’s EERC, could produce ammonia locally while saving energy and decreasing emissions

Dan Laudal (left) holds Cerium Oxide and Steve Benson (right) hold a sample of Neodymium Oxide. Both samples are rare earth elements that are  extracting from Lignite Coal. Lignite coal can produce 14 rare earth elements that can be used for defense and other technology.  (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Technological gold

September 14, 2017

UND receives federal grant to extract rare earth elements from North Dakota lignite coal

Amanda LIvers, a research geophysisist at UND's EERC, said, as early as middle school, she detected subtle, non-blatant suggestions that certain science and computer related classes weren't meant for girls. Photo by Kari Suedel.

Overcoming barriers

September 5, 2017

Women scientists at the EERC open up about challenges growing up in pursuit of careers in STEM fields

Left to right: Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer, North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness, EERC Vice President for Strategic Partnerships John Harju, Senator Hoeven, UND President Mark Kennedy, and EERC CEO Tom Erickson.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Boundless energy

August 24, 2017

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven is latest recipient of the EERC’s Energy Champion Award

EERC programmer Saurabh Chimote was recently recognized as the UND, state and regional Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. Photo courtesy of EERC.

Superior supervisor

July 4, 2017

EERC programmer named UND, State and Midwest student employee supervisor of the year

Donations from the EERC employees are stacked in preparation for delivery to the Northlands Rescue Mission. The effort was spearheaded by the EERC’s Social Cause committee, which is a group of employees that volunteer within the community. The committee selects a charity each year and raises money, donates goods or volunteers their time at that organization.  Photo courtesy of EERC.

EERC on a mission for the Mission

May 16, 2017

Research center collects more than $10,000 in supplies for Northlands shelter

The UND Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge team plans to issue 12 awards of $2,500 each for new research concepts, and at least one award is anticipated in each of the following areas: law and regulation, policy issues, social impacts, health and well-being, public awareness and education, and environmental sustainability.

EERC secures $10M in grants

December 7, 2016

UND center to investigate feasibility of storing carbon dioxide capture and underground storage