Eric L Singsaas

  • 5013 Miller Trunk Highway

    Duluth, MN 55811

1994 …2021

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Eric Singsaas joined the staff as Manager of the Materials and Bioeconomy research group in 2016 focussed on development of materials, chemicals, energy products from Minnesota's renewable biomass resources for use in building, infrastructure, agriculture as well as renewable energy.

Singsaas comes to NRRI with a PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he also served as Research Director for the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology. He served as Associate Professor of Biology at UW-Stevens Point. He also co-founded Algoma Algal Biotechnology LLC in 2012.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Physiological ecology of isoprene and leaf temperature, University of Wisconsin

Aug 1992Dec 1997

Award Date: Dec 7 1997

BA, Ecophysiology of Purple Loosestrife in Western Minnesota, Concordia College

Aug 1988May 1992

Award Date: May 15 1992

Research Interest Keywords

  • biochar
  • lignin
  • organosolv
  • Biomass
  • biofuels co-products
  • biochemistry
  • biofuel
  • materials science
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • building materials


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