Visit the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s Lignite Research Council’s website for information about the Lignite Research Council’s meetings.

North Dakota’s Lignite Research, Development and Marketing Program is a multi-million dollar state/industry partnership that concentrates on near term, practical research and development projects that provide the opportunity to preserve and enhance development of our state’s abundant lignite resources.

The Program is funded by approximately 10 cents per ton from the North Dakota coal severance tax. With annual production at approximately 30 million tons per year, about $3 million is available each year for the Program.