"Environment" research area
MnDRIVE Environment

Advancing Industry, Conserving our Environment

Advancing industry, conserving our environment will enhance opportunities for Minnesota industries, including agriculture and mining, through the use of science and technology to solve environmental challenges and efficiently use water resources. One particularly promising and sustainable approach involves bioremediation, the use of microorganisms to remove pollutants from the environment. Bioremediation presents new opportunities for researchers to partner with industry to develop solutions for increasingly complex and costly environmental and public health challenges. In the long-term, targeted efforts will lead to both improved water quality across the Iron Range and the Mississippi and Minnesota River watersheds, and greater employment and commerce.