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