The State Energy Research Center of North Dakota (SERC) provides a platform for developing impactful technologies right here at home and is driven by the state’s future needs, challenges, and opportunities. We focus on emerging topics and pioneering technologies that support North Dakota’s energy industry and benefit the environment.
Through SERC, we’re ensuring the state’s energy resources and products remain accessible, affordable, environmentally responsible, and clearly understood through education and outreach. This is being done through early-stage research that could ultimately lead to commercial application with public and private sector partners. Commercial deployments and demonstrations of mercury control at North Dakota power plants, enhanced oil recovery in the Bakken, and carbon capture from lignite coal-fired facilities were all made possible because of this type of fundamental research.