P3 - 2018 Project Overview

P3: 2018 Summer Interns' Project Overviews

Projects partially funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s Waste Reduction Fee Fund:

  1. Paul Barnes - Hormel Foods
    Analyzed water and energy usage. Made recommendations to reduce costs, energy and water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. Evan Beckmann - inExhaust™ - Innovative Exhaust Solutions, Inc.
    Analyzed electrical energy consumption, wood pallet usage, and insulation waste removal. Made recommendations to reduce the waste in the production process and energy usage.

  3. Baron Huntwork - Thermo King
    Analyzed water usage and the paint system. Made recommendations to reduce the energy associated with the water usage and paint system.

  4. Sarah Kenny - McCain Foods
    Performed waste assessment for the company. Made recommendations to reduce the waste and increase the volume of the packaged product.

  5. Adam Perry - Pacific Aurora
    Analyzed water and energy usage. Made recommendations to reduce costs associated with water, natural gas and electricity usage.

Projects partially funded by grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
  1. Justin Brinkman - Western Sugar Cooperative
    Evaluated the current water treatment and management, heat loss from pipes, and packaging. Made recommendations to improve process efficiency and energy recovery.

  2. Willa Koenig - Thermo King
    Analyzed waste streams discharged and recommended pollution prevention strategies to reduce solid waste and costs associated with it.

  3. Kaellen Miller - McCain Foods
    Analyzed data related to the processing of onions on the production line. Made recommendations on increasing the production output and reducing waste.

  4. Jared Powers - Aulick Industries
    Analyzed energy and water usage and wet kits assembly. Made recommendations to reduce costs associated with energy and water usage. Also, determined a more time efficient way to assemble wet kits.

Projects partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy:
  1. Samuel Anderson - Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center
    Performed energy efficiency assessments and made recommendations to reduce the cost associated with the energy usage.

  2. Clay Keyser - Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center
    Performed energy efficiency assessments for two companies and waste assessment for one company. Made recommendations to reduce the cost associated with the energy usage and waste stream.

  3. Mike Kurtenbach - Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center
    Performed energy assessments for two companies in the Midwest. Made recommendations to reduce energy usage, cost and greenhouse gas emissions.

  4. Brittney Wilson - Nebraska Industrial Assessment Center
    Performed energy efficiency assessments for three companies and prepared energy efficiency recommendations.

Projects partially funded by a grant from the Nebraska Energy Office:
  1. Lauren Klaasmeyer - Nebraska Energy Office
    Analyzed water and energy usage for three wastewater treatment facilities. Made recommendations to reduce costs, energy and water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. Sussan Moussavi - Nebraska Energy Office
    Performed energy efficiency assessment for three small wastewater treatment plants. Made recommendations to reduce costs and energy usage.

  3. Andrew Pham - Nebraska Energy Office
    Performed energy efficiency assessment for four small wastewater treatment plants. Made recommendations to reduce costs, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

  4. Ryan Stutzman - Nebraska Energy Office
    Performed energy efficiency assessment for four wastewater treatment plants. Made recommendations to reduce costs and energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.