P3 - 2023 Project Overviews

Projects funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice P2 program:

  1. Segun Samuel Oladipo
    Analyzed the reduction of compressed air operating pressure, and focused on saving electricity and other utilities and also saving money through installation of deduct meter.

Projects funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2020-21):

  1. Tyler Wehling
    Analyzed the current operation and reduce wasteful practices and focused on the compressed air system, water waste, and lighting to reduce waste and utility consumption.

  2. Eric Poggemeyer
    Worked on increasing sustainability by reducing water use, natural gas use, and energy consumption on-site and made recommendations to switch to more efficient options which result in cost savings.

Projects funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA (2023-24):

  1. Jarod Harris
    Analyzed the steam system and made recommendations to eliminate exposure to dangerously hot surfaces, improve boiler efficiency and instrumentation lifespan and cost savings and reduce GHG emissions.

  2. Tanner Turek
    Analyzed the production line to find defects becoming solid waste and focused on reducing electricity use, food waste, and downtime through using more energy efficient methods for cooling.

  3. Harrison Smith
    Analyzed the plant utility usage and focused on Reduction of refrigeration costs, decrease of future maintenance costs and improving the machinery and reduction of wastes.

Projects funded by a grant from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE):

  1. Ty Fleshman
    Analyzed the production process to find the challenges and made recommendations to preserve thermal energy.

  2. Jared Coe
    Analyzed waste streams throughout the facility, and focused on reducing natural gas use through source reductions and increasing efficiencies in production lines, and improving the overall safety.

  3. Matt Koenig
    Analyzed the production lines and made recommendations to reduce utility use and the amount of organic waste and improve the production efficiency based on using up-to-date technologies and fixing compressed air system.

Projects funded by a grant from Industrial Assessment Center (IAC):

  1. Maria Alvarez
    Analyzed solar energy systems and heat exchangers and focused on reducing the amount of electricity usage and electricity demand and their greenhouse gases by switching to more efficient options.

  2. Dariush Jafari
    Analyzed solid waste flow to landfill and compressed air systems, and prepared recommendations to prevent heat loss and reduce electricity, water, sewage, and natural gas costs.

  3. Aida Rashidi
    Analyzed refrigeration systems and prepared recommendations to reduce the energy consumption and the process GHG emissions.

  4. Connor Herridge
    Worked on waste reduction and improvement of energy efficiency and made recommendations to Made recommendations to reduce water usage and utility consumption, reduce wastes tax exemption for utilities.

  5. Zach Paasch
    Analyzed brine reclamation system and focused on the improvement of energy efficiency of the assessed processes through using more efficient alternatives and changing the process set points.

  6. Maclean Slavik
    Analyzed on-site nitrogen generation compressed air system and focused on contamination prevention and reducing energy usage from an industrial standpoint by suggesting energy efficient systems instead ordinary ones.

  7. Jacob Voigt
    Analyzed recycling solid waste and heat energy recovery and made recommendations to reduce energy use and to allow for more precise process control.

A Class-only student:

  1. Kaled Gonzalez Montoya
    Analyzed cooling, packing and compressed air systems and made recommendations to reduce water, sewage, and natural gas costs.