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Report recommends closer EERC tie to UND: Fired director guarded facility’s independence

September 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A consulting firm is recommending the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center become a more integrated part of the university after the school fired the center’s director, who fought for the center’…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hostile workplace: Interviewed EERC employees describe bullying, abuse by director

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Working at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center meant dealing with former Director Gerald Groenewold’s fits of rage, bullying and animosity toward UND, according to more than a dozen employees …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senator questions future of UND research center amid director’s leave

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota Sen. Connie Triplett, the wife of longtime Energy and Environmental Research Center director Gerald Groenewold, said they are concerned about the future of the institution now that Groenewold has been put on paid administ…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND’s EERC director put on leave

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The longtime director of the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was placed on paid administrative leave Monday morning.

Hours later, Gerald Groenewold said he still didn’t know why UND took the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

HIGHER EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: UND president to give State of University address

October 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

UND President Robert Kelley will give his annual State of the University address at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 30) in the Gransberg room at the Gorecki Alumni Center. Continue Reading

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New EERC Tech Means Lower Energy Costs, Cleaner Fuel

April 11, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – New technology at UND will help some U.S. companies lower energy costs and provide clean alternate fuel sources. A ceremony at the Energy and Environmental Research Center had State, City and University leaders learning more about this new technology. Continue Reading

EERC works toward goal of clean coal at less cost

April 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Housed inside a demonstration facility at University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center is a new way to better use an abundant resource: coal. Continue Reading

Grand Forks lunch event to look at local impact of EERC

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Republicans will host Energy and Environmental Research Center Director Gerald Groenewold at the group’s politics and lunch event Wednesday. Continue Reading

Conrad outlines bipartisan work to craft new energy plan

April 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

14 senators meeting to develop plan to reduce America’s foreign oil dependenceConrad said it will take a bipartisan approach and willingness to compromise to solve two of the country’s biggest issues: getting a handle on the growing debt and reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. Continue Reading

EERC aims to turn waste to fuel at landfill

March 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND is asking the Grand Forks city landfill to participate in a bit a waste-to-energy project.
If the City Council agrees, the university would use a specially equipped trailer to turn wood waste, grass and cardboard into methanol, or wood alcohol, said John Hurley, a senior researcher with the Energy and Environmental Research Center. Continue Reading