Jeffrey Hanson

“Native Bacteria and Minnesota Iron Eliminate Sulfate”

Mining brought Jeff Hanson and his family to Babbitt in 1959.  Living on the shores of Birch Lake, Jeff developed a deep passion for the woods and the lakes. At the University of Minnesota, Jeff studied mechanical and environmental engineering. He has an International MBA from Switzerland. In his professional life, Jeff has managed two different subsidiaries of Minnesota companies in Brazil, and he owned a manufacturing company for 18 years before returning to Minnesota.  Jeff has moved back to his childhood home on the shores of Birch Lake and has dedicated the past 15 years to the development of a cost-effective system to remove sulfate from mining impacted waters.

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