2015 Past Intern Projects

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Antea Group, Shoreview, Ross Wise

Goal: Conduct benchmarking study of Minnesota craft breweries and complete road-mapping assessments and reports at select sites.

Caterpillar Paving Products, Brooklyn Park, William Bowman

Goal: Compressed air opportunities to improve energy efficiency.

City of Woodbury, Woodbury, Benjamin Heinle

Goal: Water conservation for commercial irrigation systems.

Davisco Foods, Le Sueur, Stephen Raab

Goal: reduce water usage, wastewater loading, and energy in the cheese production process.

ECO Finishing, Fridley, Jerico Sanchez Hulstrand

Goal: Waste process optimization in the electroplating process

Firmenich, New Ulm, Sushruth Venkatesh

Goal: Increase efficiency and conserve energy in the spray drying process

Kemps Ice Cream, Rochester, Anne Hunter

Goal: Reduce product and raw material loading in the receiving and mixing areas of the ice cream production process.

Lloyd’s BBQ, Mendota Heights, Ayotunde Olatunbosun

Goal: Water conservation, waste reduction, and energy efficiency opportunities in the meat packaging process.

Lou-Rich, Albert Lea, Carter Tollefson

Goal: Improve process efficiency and reduce energy consumption in the freezer line production process.

Park Nicollet Health Services, Twin Cities, Hannah Brady

Goal: Source reduction, waste diversion, and staff education opportunities at clinics.

Sanimax, South Saint Paul, Joseph Carlson

Goal: Reduce water usage, wastewater loading, and energy for four process streams of the by-product reclamation process.

Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission, Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles Counties, Nathan Landwehr

Goal: Source reduction and waste diversion opportunities for businesses in Southwest Minnesota.

Xcel Energy Riverside Plant, Minneapolis, Mitchell Cleveland

Goal: Opportunities to conserve and reuse water