• Participants at SMRI Groningen Conference 29 Sept. 2014
    200 technical delegates made the Groningen, Netherlands Fall 2014 conference a success.  

    Thank you, Gasunie, for hosting the conference.  

    New projects were approved by SMRI member vote 29 September, SMRI Groningen Business Meeting:
    2014 U1 "Hanging String Dynamics, Phase III" by McGill University.

    RFP 2012-2 approved additional testing within active research project "Thermodynamics of Hydrogen, gas, and air" by ESK GmbH.

  • Registration starts 17 Feb., Conference Announcement REVISED 13 FEB 2015!! Spring 2015 Rochester, 26-29 April

    SMRI Spring 2015 Rochester, NY, USA will be 26-29 April,  to register, members must login and go to left menu "My Conferences" 
    2 Tech Papers were added, LIST REVISED, Rev 1, 13 February 2015. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

    CLICK HERE for Call for Papers 11 December 2014, and full details will be in the  

    Papers and Authors list, tentative, click here to download LIST OF PAPERS REVISED 13 Feb 2015, Rev2

    Technical Class will be "Salt Geology".  Click here for class outline

    2 Field trips are confirmed for underground rock salt mines in Western New York: American Rock Salt Hampton Corners mine and Cargill Deicing Technologies Cayuga mine!  These field trips underground will be popular, so if you plan to go, please register before the limited seats are filled!

  • "Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII" conference will be May 2015
    Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII conference will be May 26-28, 2015 in Rapid City, SD, USA 

    Salt Mech 8 link to conference details

    -this conference is not related to SMRI, but the rock mechanics of salt is of great interest to many SMRI members.
SMRI Objectives and Plan
  • Fund and manage research which is focused on solution mining industry needs  
  • Hold 2 technical conferences per year, one in Europe, one in North America; with optional technical classes and field trips
  • Maintain an online library of tech papers, research reports, etc., as the prime information source for solution mining and cavern storage
  • Provide information to aid development of effective government regulations 
Welcome to SMRI's new website, ver. 03/14
We hope that you agree that SMRI has taken a step forward with rollout of this new PTFS based website March 2014.  The main objectives were to make the site easier for our members to use and to provide better information and services.  The site is still "under construction" and testing, so please be patient.

TO ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY MEMBER REPS:  Check your individual and organization information to make sure it is correct after change from our old website and database!

The Solution Mining Research Institute Inc. (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization.