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November 10-14, 2003
Energy & Environmental Research Center
15 North 23rd Street
Grand Forks, ND 58203

Event Summary

Renewable energy such as alternative fuels, biomass, wind, and hydrogen fuel cells were the focus of a weeklong event at the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) November 10-14, 2003.

EERC Renewable Energy Week included a Governors' Ethanol Coalition (GEC) meeting, held at the EERC on Wednesday, November 12 - Thursday, November 13. The 29-member coalition, chaired by North Dakota Governor John Hoeven, developed long-term objectives for the GEC pertaining to proposed legislation for renewable fuel standards. In addition, members of the Department of Energy Science and Technology, the Minister of Agriculture, and the Minister of Energy for the Province of Manitoba and 60 guests toured the EERC on Wednesday.

On Thursday, November 13, the Biomass II Heat & Power Workshop, was held at the EERC. On Friday, November 14, an open house was held to showcase the EERC's new $8 million expansion and renovation project.

"The EERC is the leader in renewable energy for this region and, in certain topics, for the entire United States," said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. "We have set aside this week as an opportunity to help others understand the exceptional resources, programs, and partnerships we have at the EERC and how they provide opportunities to enhance our region's economy and guarantee our nation's energy security."

EERC University of North Dakota 15 N 23rd St Grand Forks North Dakota USA 58202-9018
Phone (701) 777-5000 Fax (701) 777-5181