• MEMBERS: latest Spring 2015 meeting papers and new Research Report are now in library

    Attention SMRI member Reps and other members:  For business meeting preparation, see the library for the business meeting agenda, 2014 financial information, Spring 2015 Research Coordinator's Report, etc.  LOGIN, Select LIBRARY, use BROWSE BY CATEGORY to find what files you want.  

    Also added to library in July:
    NEW Research Report by 
    Dr. Maurice Schlichtenmayer and Andreas Bannach of ESK, titled  "Renewable Energy Storage in Salt Caverns - A Comparison of Thermodynamics and Permeability between Natural Gas, Air and Hydrogen"

    2014 Spring Technical Class papers from San Antonio, "Subsidence and Sinkholes"

    New 2015 SMRI software download and support instructions.   

    New Spring Rochester 2015 meeting papers as presented.   

  • Conference was completed 27 APRIL, Spring Conference, ROCHESTER, NY

    Over 250 technical delegates participated! TECHNICAL CLASS WAS SALT GEOLOGY
    THANK YOU AMERICAN ROCK SALT LLC and CARGILL DEICING TECHNOLOGY for excellent salt mine field trips!!  

  • REGISTRATION IS CLOSED for SMRI Fall Santander technical conference
    Sorry, but you missed your chance to register, REGISTRATION ENDED 11 SEPT.
    Updated schedule of tech papers 11 Sept 2015, click here for papers schedule

    Santander Conference Announcement posted 17 July 
    (click to download)

    HOTEL BLOCK IS FULL 18 AUGUST - see conferences for suggested alternate hotels

    (please find them on the web or through your travel service)
    Hotel Silken Rio, Santander

    Hotel Hoyuela, Santander

    Hotel Sardinero, Santander

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.