The state-of-the-art Peltier Complex will be NDSU’s largest academic facility for research and product development, education and collaboration, and community interaction and outreach.

The Peltier Complex will provide a new home for:

– North Dakota State University (NDSU)
Cereal & Food Science
Bioprocessing Engineering
Animal and Meat Science
– Northern Crops Institute (NCI)
– North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO)
– United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Hard Spring and Durum Wheat Quality Laboratory

  • NDSU Cereal and Food Science includes research in hard spring wheat, durum, barley, and other small grains. From the initial receiving and evaluation of the grain itself to the development of final food products such bread and pasta, the Peltier Complex provides laboratory and processing space for each step from the field to the table.
  • The Peltier Complex also provides a new home for the Northern Crops Institute (NCI). NCI is a collaborative effort among MN, MT, ND, and SD to support the promotion and market development of crops grown in the four-state region. NCI – and the Peltier Complex – also serve as an international meeting and learning center that brings together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, and processors for discussion, education, and technical services. The Peltier Complex will be a global destination for agricultural product development and education.
  • One of the key processing spaces for the facility are the milling rooms. There are several rheology laboratories in the Peltier Complex and each evaluates dough for baking.
  • The NDSU Animal and Meat Science programs will have new receiving, staging, and processing spaces, allowing for increased efficiency and expanded research. There will also be a shared classroom specifically designed to allow for meat science education.
  • With several different programs and organizations, the goal is to link researchers, learners, and the research itself to one another. The building will include shared meeting and huddle rooms, office and work spaces that combine faculty, staff, and students from multiple departments and programs, and a shared sensory kitchen and dining space.

The groundbreaking was held November 19th for the future 162,000 SF agricultural academic facility.

Thanks to our hard-working farmers and ranchers, Americans benefit every single day from having the highest quality, lowest cost food supply in the world. The research done at NDSU and the Northern Crops Institute helps our producers to improve their yields, reduce their costs and market their products, helping to strengthen their competitive edge in the global economy.
– Senator John Hoeven