|EERC submits record number of proposals in 2007|
The Energy & Environmental Research Center announced it has submitted 305 proposals worth more than $138 million during fiscal year 2007 (FY07, ending June 30, 2007) to its clients.
Through the course of a year, the EERC submits proposals to a variety of entities, including many of its 970 private industry, government, and academic clients throughout the United States and the world. To date, about 70 percent of the FY07 proposals submitted by the EERC have been funded.
"This is a reflection of the EERC's global reputation of providing the highest quality, most practical work to our clients," said Director Gerald Groenewold. "It is also a reflection of the confidence our past partners have in us, more than 63% of them are repeat customers, as well as our careful positioning of the EERC in all of the priority energy and environmental topics globally."
The dollar value for EERC proposals has steadily increased over the past five years. In FY06, the EERC submitted 290 proposals to clients with an overall value of more than $77 million. In FY05, 294 proposals were submitted worth over $79 million; in FY04, the EERC submitted 289 proposals valued at about $54 million; and in FY03, the EERC submitted 260 proposals worth $41.5 million.
During FY07, the EERC had a total of 442 active contracts, a slight increase over last year. Of these contracts, 43 percent of them are new
contracts, and 93 percent of them are with nonfederal entities. Since 2002, the number of EERC contracts has nearly doubled.
The EERC is recognized worldwide for its expertise in energy and environmental research and development as well as technology demonstration and commercialization. It operates as a high-tech nonprofit business at the University of North Dakota. The EERC has a market-driven, entrepreneurial culture which fosters working partnerships with clients. Currently, the EERC has more than 300 employees in more than 120 different disciplines, with 20 open positions advertised. -- EERC.