"Environment" research area
MnDRIVE Environment

Advancing Industry, Conserving our Environment

Advancing industry, conserving our environment will enhance opportunities for Minnesota industries, including those in agriculture, aquaculture, and mining, through the use of science and technology to solve environmental challenges and efficiently use water and other precious resources. The overall goal of this initiative is to support and stimulate research and development on environmental remediation by using microorganisms, plants, enzymes, or chemicals, either by themselves or in combination, to remove pollutants from the environment. We partner with state industries and government agencies to bring this research from the lab to field practice. We warmly welcome collaboration and engagement with a variety of entities within and beyond the University. In the long-term, targeted efforts will lead to both improved water and environmental quality across all of Minnesota’s watersheds, and greater employment and commerce.