Access research focused on creating a sustainable future

Recover and recycle materials through product life cycles

Be among the first to learn of technological breakthroughs

Get technical assistance from leading experts

Reduce energy consumption and increase profitability

An NSF Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC)

The Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3) is committed to being the premier cooperative research center focused on sustainable stewardship of the earth’s resources.

Our focus is on helping industry address a pivotal societal need – the need to create a sustainable future. At CR3 you will advance technologies that recover, recycle and reuse materials throughout the manufacturing process. These advancements will help your business reduce energy costs and increase profitability, while protecting our natural resources.

Fall Meeting 2015, CSM, Golden, CO
 October 13-14, 2015 for Corporate Members and Invited Guests


Faculty and Corporate Fall Meeting Registration

Student Fall Meeting Registration

Not a member but want to learn more?  Please contact Carol Garofoli at (508) 831-5592.


CR3 is co-sponsoring the Bauxite Residue Valorisation and Best Practices Conference (5-7- October 2015) in Leuven.
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CR3 Spring 2015 Agenda
CR3 Fall 2014 Agenda 



What Members Say

Robert DeSaro
Robert De Saro

“As a CR3 member, I reap the benefits of other members’ knowledge and experience since we cross-fertilize and provide guidance on each other’s projects, and CR3 successes are part of my legacy.”