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 make more efficient use of water resources.
One particularly promising and sustainable approach involves bioremediation, the use of microorganisms to remove pollutants from the environment. Bioremediation is a fundamental area of scientific research that presents new opportunities for researchers to partner with industry to develop solutions for increasingly complex and costly environmental and public health challenges.
This core MnDRIVE area will perform research with the goal of developing technologies around bioremediation to solve environmental challenges in the state while collaborating with industry leaders to target the most critical environmental 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.