2017 Past Intern Projects

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Advanced Extrusion, Rogers, Tiger Rost

Goal: Reduce energy and waste in plastic extrusion operations.

Aqseptence, New Brighton, Ryan Pauly

Goal: Reduce water use in sheet metal fabrication processes.

Bailey Nurseries, Cottage Grove, Christine Pelto

Goal: Reduce amount of groundwater used for irrigation by utilizing pond water.

Center for Energy & the Environment, Twin Cities, Leah Kunkel

Goal: Increase energy efficiency at small industrial facilities.

CertainTeed Roofing, Shakopee, Alex Witte

Goal: Increase production rates, reduce water use and optimize evaporative cooling process in shingle manufacturing.

City of Minneapolis Water, Minneapolis, Gina Sternberg

Goal: Optimize chemical treatment process to reduce chemical use aimprove discharge water quality

City of New Prague, New Prague, Emily Wen

Goal: Optimize wastewater treatment processes.

Diasorin, Stillwater, Yohanes Agustinus

Goal: Optimize water use in medical diagnostic devices manufacturing.

Electric Machinery, Minneapolis, Brady Halvorson

Goal:  Water reduction at a large motor manufacturer.

Fulton Beer, Minneapolis, Karl Wuolo-Journey

Goal: Reduce waste and wastewater at a craft brewery.

Kerry Ingredients, Rochester, Denzel Bibbs

Goal: Improve energy and chemical use efficiency.

Phillips Distilling, Princeton, Nathaniel Scherer

Goal:  Energy and water conservation in a distillery.

Phillips Small Businesses, Minneapolis, Maddie Norgaard

Goal: Improving air quality at small businesses by encouraging the adoption of products and processes that eliminate hazardous air pollutants and reduce emissions of volatile organ compounds.

Plastech, Rush City, Emily Daniel

Goal: Waste and energy reduction in a plastic injection molding operation.

Seneca Foods, Rochester, Daniel Chang

Goal: Reduce product loss and improve water and chemical use efficiency.

SkyWater Technology Foundry, Bloomington, Brandon Noel

Goal: Optimize energy efficiency of air handling systems

Smith Foundry, Minneapolis, Al Muntasar Al Busaidy

Goal: Improve air quality through process optimization.