Financial support from IREE reached beyond the science labs and test plots at the University of Minnesota. IREE-funded research has resulted in numerous partnerships, patents and disclosures, as well as extensive publication in international science journals.
Matching Grant Program
IREE will no longer be accepting proposals for the Matching Grant Program.
MN Legislative Intent
Funding for IREE was legislatively mandated from Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund. The Legislative Intent outlines IREE’s responsibilities. Learn more
History of Awards
The annual funding process was conducted in accordance with IREE’s Investment Principles established in 2003. Learn more
IREE Projects Database
This database has information on all research funded by the Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, including project overviews, principal investigators and more. Search the database
IREE offered funding to six different types of grants, depending on the research location, duration, cost, risk and partners. Learn more