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The EERC sponsors, organizes, conducts, and collaborates on energy and environmental conferences worldwide. At the request of companies in the United States and around the world, the EERC also conducts workshops and short courses tailored to meet specific needs. Click below to view past events.

2011-2015

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2006-2010

2010

  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2010 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19–21, 2010
  • 2010 Gasification Short Course, The Woodlands, Texas, September 29, 2010
  • Advancing the Hydrogen Economy Action Summit III, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 13–15, 2010
  • Biomass '10: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, July 20–21, 2010
  • 2010 Small Wind Turbine Workshop, EERC, Grand Forks, North Dakota, May 18, 2010

2009

  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2009 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, December 1–3, 2009
  • Air Quality VII, Arlington, Virginia, October 26–29, 2009
  • Gasification Short Course, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 9–10, 2009
  • Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, July 2009
  • Hydrogen Works, San Diego, California, February 2009

2008

  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2008 Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 16–18, 2008
  • Advancing the Hydrogen Economy Action Summit II, EERC, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 4, 2008
  • Biomass '08: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, July 2008
  • International Biomass '08 Conference & Trade Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 15–17, 2008
  • Coal Ash Training Course '08, San Antonio, Texas, March 2008

2007

  • Bakken Shale Forum, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November 6, 2007
  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2007 Annual Meeting, EERC, Grand Forks, North Dakota, October 18–19, 2007
  • Air Quality VI, Arlington, Virginia, September 24–27, 2007
  • Biomass '07: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, May 2007
  • Biodiesel Workshops, North Dakota and South Dakota, March 2007

2006

  • 20th Symposium on Western Fuels, Denver, Colorado, October 24–26, 2006
  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2006 Annual Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 13–15, 2006
  • Hydrogen Showcase, North Dakota State Fair, Minot, North Dakota, July 21–29, 2006
  • Biomass '06: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, July 2006
  • Mercury Measurement in Combustion Flue Gases, EERC, Grand Forks, North Dakota, May 16–18, 2006
  • Coal Ash Training Course '06, Memphis, Tennessee, April 2006
  • Ash Behavior and Mercury '06, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Denver, and Maui, 2006

2001-2005

2005

  • Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership Phase II Kickoff Meeting, Xcel Energy Corporate Headquarters, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 1–2, 2005
  • Ash Behavior in Coal Combustion Systems Short Course, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 28–29, 2005
  • Air Quality V, Arlington, Virginia, September 19–21, 2005
  • Mercury Measurement in Combustion Flue Gases, EERC, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 12–14, 2005, and September 14–16, 2005
  • Washburn Teacher Workshop, Headwaters Fort Mandan, Visitor Center, June 6–7, 2005
  • Energy Security Summit, Grand Forks, North Dakota, March 21–22, 2005
  • Conference on Renewable Energy, Grand Forks, North Dakota, February 23–24, 2005

2004

  • Western Fuels Symposium 19th International Conference on Lignite, Brown, and Subbituminous Coals (formerly Low-Rank Fuels), Billings, Montana, October 12–14, 2004
  • EERC Building Dedication, Grand Forks, North Dakota, September 17, 2004
  • Improving Electrical Energy Efficiency in E&P Operations Workshop, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 22, 2004
  • Washburn Teacher Workshop, Bismarck, North Dakota, June 22, 2004
  • Coal Ash Training Course, Bloomington, Minnesota, May 2004
  • Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota V Conference, Fargo, North Dakota, February 18-–19, 2004

2003

  • Biomass Energy II: Heat & Power Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, November 2003
  • Air Quality IV: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter, Arlington, Virginia, September 22–24, 2003
  • Air Quality IV: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter Preconference Workshops, Arlington, Virginia, September 2003
  • 18th Low-Rank Fuels Symposium, Billings, Montana, June 24–26, 2003
  • Low-Rank Fuels Presymposium Workshop, Billings, Montana, June 2003
  • Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota IV Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, March 24, 2003

2002

  • R&D Showcase II, Grand Forks, North Dakota, December 9, 2002
  • Biomass Energy: Heat & Power Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2002
  • Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota III Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2002 Conference Video (courtesy of Basin Electric)

2001

  • R&D Showcase, Bismarck, North Dakota, March 6–7, 2001
  • Site Remediation Workshop, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2001
  • Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota II Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, 2001

1996-2000

2000

  • Air Quality II: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter Conference, Tysons Corner, Virginia, 2000

1999

  • Air & Waste Management Association International Specialty Conference on Mercury in the Environment, Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999
  • An Update on Flooding of the Red River of the North and Devils Lake Basins, North Dakota – Developing a Comprehensive Water Strategy, EERC symposium at the 91st Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Science, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1999
  • Coal Combustion By-Products Utilization Workshop, Orlando, Florida, 1999
  • Critical Issues in PM2.5 Facing U.S. Industry, presented at the 24th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, Clearwater, Florida, 1999
  • Environmental Aspects of Coal Combustion By-Products Production and Management, presented to Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Casper, Wyoming, 1999
  • Second Annual Western Region Ash Group Forum: Coal Combustion Product Utilization and Mining Applications, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1999
  • Mercury Debate in the United States: Movement Toward Legislation, invited seminar presented at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1999
  • Wind Energy and Rural Development in North Dakota Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1999

1998

  • Air Quality: Mercury, Trace Elements, and Particulate Matter Conference, Tysons Corner, Virginia, 1998
  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Farmington, New Mexico, 1998
  • Coal Combustion By-Products Utilization Workshop, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1998
  • Designing Low-Energy Buildings, Geothermal Heat Pump Training for Architects and Engineers, and The Cure for the Common Callback Workshops, presented to building professionals to encourage incorporating sustainable development principles into the rebuilding of the Red River Valley, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1998
  • First Annual Western Region Ash Group Forum: Using Coal Combustion By-Products in Public Works, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998
  • Inorganic Constituents in Combustion and Gasification: Air Toxics and Ash Behavior and Thermal Recycling of Plastics, presented at a National Renewable Energy Laboratory Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 1998
  • Leopold Land Ethic Workshop, presented to middle and high school teachers, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1998
  • Toot Your Own Horn: From the Headline to the Bottom Line, Media Relations for the Small Business, presented to Grand Forks, North Dakota–East Grand Forks, Minnesota, community leaders, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1998

1997

  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition 1-week Training Course, presented to Indonesian research engineers, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1997; follow-on training, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1997
  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Madison, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1997
  • Coal Combustion By-Products Utilization Workshop, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1997
  • Riparian workshops on topics that included the management and restoration of river bottom ecosystems, the management of forested riparian areas, and bioengineering for streambank stabilization, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1997
  • Wind Atlas Workshop to foster wind use as an alternative form of energy, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1997
  • Workshops on understanding and managing mercury-related issues facing the gas industry, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1997

1996

  • Bulgarian Clean Coal Utilization Workshop, presented to Bulgarian energy and utility industry officials to facilitate the transfer of U.S. clean coal technologies to meet Bulgaria's need for power generation and reduced emissions at minimum costs, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996
  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Bismarck and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996
  • Coal Combustion By-Products Utilization Workshop, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1996
  • Red River Valley Clean Cities Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1996
  • Renew America, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996
  • Riparian workshops on topics that included the management and restoration of river bottom ecosystems, the management of forested riparian areas, and bioengineering for streambank stabilization, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996
  • Trace Metals in Industrial Applications Short Course, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996
  • Workshops on understanding and managing mercury-related issues facing the gas industry, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1996

1989-1995

1995

  • Advanced Recycling Technologies Workshop, presented to representatives of industry, higher education, and federal, state, and local government agencies, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1995
  • Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian Remote-Site Power Generation Workshop: Transferring the Alaskan Experience, Seattle, Washington, 1995
  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Orlando, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, 1995
  • International Conference on Energy & Environment, Shanghai, China, 1995
  • Project Learning Tree, presented to teachers, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1995
  • Riparian workshops on topics that included the management and restoration of river bottom ecosystems, the management of forested riparian areas, and bioengineering for streambank stabilization, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1995
  • Workshops on understanding and managing mercury-related issues facing the gas industry, New Orleans, Louisiana, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and San Diego, California, 1995

1994

  • Energy and Environment: Transitions in East Central Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 1994
  • Least-Cost Economic Power Generation in East Central Europe and Production and Utilization of Ecological Fuels from East Central European Coal Workshops, held in conjunction with the Energy & Environment: Transitions in East Central Europe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 1994
  • Midwest Groundwater Conference, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1994
  • Riparian workshops on topics that included the management and restoration of river bottom ecosystems, the management of forested riparian areas, and bioengineering for streambank stabilization, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1994
  • Small Alternative Power Generation Workshop, Anchorage, Alaska, 1994

1993

  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993

1992

  • Energy and Environment: Transitions in East Central Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 1992
  • Least-Cost Utilization of Low-Rank Coal 8-week Training Course, presented to 32 high-level energy specialists from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1992

1991

  • Australia/USA Workshop on Low-Rank Coals, Billings, Montana, 1991
  • Clean Coal Technologies 8-week Training Program, presented to energy officials from Costa Rica, the Philippines, Nigeria, Botswana, and Indonesia, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1991
  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Billings, Montana, 1991

1990

  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1990
  • Pilot-Scale Fluidized-Bed Combustion 4-month Training Program for two engineers from Pakistan, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1990

1989

  • Coal Ash Behavior and Deposition Short Course, presented to engineers and other professionals who deal with ash behavior in combustion systems, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1989