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.