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Joel Tallaksen

Research Scientist

Phone: 320-589-1711
46352 State Hwy 329
Morris, MN 56267

Ph.D., Plant Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
B.S., Plant Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
B.S., Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Minnesota

Dr. Tallaksen’s research efforts focus on using the most up-to-date science with new technologies or in new applications to solve energy and environmental challenges facing rural communities. Employed at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, Joel has taken active roles in research on renewable energy production, biomass supply chains, and life cycle assessment of energy and farming systems. The ultimate goal of his research is to strengthen rural communities by promoting employment opportunities, community development, and environmental sustainability. He works with a wide variety of audiences (students, policy makers, the business community, scientists, and citizens) to provide the best available data about new opportunities for sustainable energy systems that fit in the rural landscape. A summary of current and past projects from the WCROC renewable energy team is on our project page.

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