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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Colorado

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in Colorado. Click the checkboxes to filter certain activities. You may click the pushpin icon to show activity details. All locations are approximate. Following the map, there are lists that provide AMO activities (Energy Savings Assessments, Industrial Assessment Centers, Events and Trainings, and AMO Partner Projects) in Colorado.

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AMO Project Award

AMO provided seed funding to 23 awardees for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs at the state and regional levels. These projects are aimed at delivering assessments, trainings, and technical resources to manufacturers to achieve significant reductions in industrial energy intensity.

R&D Projects and Successes

R and D Pushpin - Denotes Projects on map above

In order to meet the challenges of improving energy efficiency, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) helps to mitigate its industry partners' energy use. Both share the cost of research and development (R&D) projects while reaching the common goals of improving not only energy efficiency, but economic viability, energy security, environmental quality, and resource conservation. The following list provides Colorado's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Advanced Coating for Die Castings, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
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Development of Feedstock-to-Product Characterization Tools for the Wood and Pulp Industry, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Integrating Rapid Solidification Process (RSP) Tooling and Rapid Prototyping In Die Casting, Colorado State University Department of Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management
Golden, CO
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
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Ammonia Absorption Refrigeration Unity for Refinery Operations, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
Denver, CO
Industry: Petroleum Refining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

R&D Projects
Nanocrystallization of LiCoO2 Cathodes for Thin Film Batteries Utilizing Pulse Thermal Processing
Littleton, CO
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
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Nanocrystallization of LiCoO2 Cathodes for Thin Film Batteries Utilizing Pulse Thermal Processing
Littleton, CO
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Advanced Natural Gas Reciprocating Engine(s) (ARES) Research
Denver, CO
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active
Details PDF

Infrared Absorbing Nanoparticles for Reducing Cure Temperatures In Industrial Coatings, PPG Industries
Longmont, CO
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
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Novel Sorbent to Clean Biogas for Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power, TDA Research Inc.
Wheatridge, CO
Industry: Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility
Status: Active
Details PDF
Photoactive Ion Exchange Resins, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Real-Time Gas Consumption Analyzers for On-Line Process Control, Nanomaterials Research Corporation
Longmont, CO
Industry: Sensors and Automation
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development Of Surface Engineered Coating Systems For Aluminum Pressure Die Casting Dies: Toward a “Smart” Die Coating, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Advanced Power and Control for Fuel Cell Mining Vehicles, Fuelcell Propulsion Institute
Denver, CO
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Energy-saving Separations Technology for the Petroleum Refining Industry, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Petroleum Refining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Constitutive Behavior of High Strength Multiphase Sheet Steels under High Strain Rate Deformation Conditions, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Steel
Status: Complete
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Improved Criteria for Acceptable Yield Point Elongation (YPE) of Surface Critical Steels, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Steel
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Characterization and Conditioning of Tars Produced During Black Liquor Gasification, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Computational Chemistry and Reaction Engineering Workbench, Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Demonstration of the PureVision Wood-to-Resource Biorefinery, PureVision Technology, Inc.
Fort Lupton, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development of a Field-Mobile, Near-Infrared Sensor for Measuring the Chemical Composition and Mechanical Properties of Standing Wood, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

High Throughput Catalyst Screening, TDA Research, Inc.
Wheatridge, CO
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Low Temperature Oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Golden, CO
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Large Plant Assessments (ESAs)

With emphasis on reducing natural gas consumption, DOE provides American businesses, factories, and manufacturing facilities with on-site Energy Savings Assessments (ESAs). The purpose of these assessments is to identify immediate opportunities to save energy and money that will lead to significant long-term savings. Gold and silver stars represent facilities that have been recognized for their achievements in industrial energy savings. The following is a list of businesses that have all benefited from AMO assessments in Colorado:

ESA Pushpin - Denotes Large Plant Assessments (ESAs) on map above

Coors Brewing Company - Golden
Golden, CO
12/5/2006
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Coors Brewing Company - Golden
Golden, CO
1/14/2009
Details
Cemex - Lyons Cement Plant
Lyons, CO
7/22/2008
Details

Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs)

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) provide eligible small- and medium-sized manufacturers with no-cost, on-site energy assessments to identify potential savings opportunities. The following is a list of IAC training participants in Colorado for the past two years. A complete collection of all the publicly available assessment and recommendation data is available at the AMO IAC database.

IAC Assessments Pushpin - Denotes Medium / Small Plant Assessments (IACs) on map above

Associated Thermoforming
Berthoud, CO
7/28/2011

Atlas Pacific Engineering
Pueblo, CO
1/13/2010

Ball Aerospace - Aerospace Manufacturing Center
Broomfield, CO
7/23/2010

Colorado Petroleum
Denver, CO
10/1/2009

DeBourgh Manufacturing
La Junta, CO
7/22/2009

Delta Timber Company
Delta, CO
9/22/2011

Eagle XM
Denver, CO
10/22/2009

Estes-Cox Corporation
Penrose, CO
1/27/2011

Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc.
Denver, CO
4/30/2009

Hansen WeatherPORT
Delta, CO
8/18/2011
JM Manufacturing
Pueblo, CO
5/18/2010

KMG Chemicals
Pueblo, CO
1/14/2010

Lafarge US West
Golden, CO
9/10/2009

Midwest Fabrication & Steel, Inc.
Pueblo, CO
5/19/2010

Mission Foods
Pueblo, CO
1/15/2010

Mountain Valley Lumber Company, Inc.
Saguache, CO
6/9/2011

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC
Denver, CO
4/29/2010

Portec
Canon City, CO
11/23/2010

Quickrete - Colorado
Denver, CO
11/12/2009

Rocky Mountain Prestress
Fort Collins, CO
11/17/2011
RR Donnelley
Greeley, CO
8/19/2009

Trinity Packaging – Pueblo
Pueblo, CO
5/20/2010

TruStile Doors, LLC
Denver, CO
4/9/2009

TruStile Doors, LLC
Denver, CO
4/16/2009

Vestas - Brighton Nacelle Plant
Brighton, CO
6/21/2011

Vision Graphics, Inc.
Loveland, CO
5/27/2009

Water Pik, Inc.
Fort Collins, CO
9/29/2011

Events and Trainings

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) offers system-wide and component-specific training sessions and materials to help reduce energy use, save money, and minimize waste through system optimization. The following is a list of Colorado's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

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Technical Resources

AMO provides information on upcoming energy efficiency events and trainings, case studies on replicable industrial energy efficiency projects, and contact information for Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers, and Regional Clean Energy Application Centers.

Case Studies in Colorado

Each year AMO develops new case studies on research, development and demonstration projects; energy assessments; the use of AMO tools and training; and leveraging of AMO partner resources for energy efficiency project implementation. The case studies are developed jointly with AMO's industrial partners. The following is a list of the case studies in Colorado:

Ingersoll Rand Discovers Hidden Savings with a Three-Tiered Energy Audit Model
Ingersoll Rand
Pueblo, CO

Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) for Region

There are 26 Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs), sponsored by AMO, located at universities across the U.S. IACs provide no-cost energy assessments to small- and medium-sized manufacturers within a 150-mile radius. Additionally, they provide industrial assessment and energy management systems training for the next generation of energy engineers.

Colorado State University
Director: Dr. Allan T. Kirkpatrick
Phone: (970) 491-6654
Fax: (970) 491-3827
Email: allan@engr.colostate.edu
Web Site: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/IAC/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Colorado

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a not-for-profit network of businesses and manufacturing specialists, with almost 60 MEP centers across the nation. Funded by state, local, and private organizations, and in partnership with the IACs, they provide a variety of services to U.S. industry, including process improvements, innovation strategies, and green manufacturing techniques.

Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology
CEO: Elaine Thorndike
Phone: (303) 592-4087
Fax: (303) 592-4061
Email: Elaine.Thorndike@colorado.edu
Web Site: http://www.camt.com

Clean Energy Regional Application Centers

Formerly the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Regional Application Centers (RACs), the eight Clean Energy Application Centers across the U.S. promote CHP, waste heat recovery and other clean energy technologies and practices. They provide regional assistance for specific projects, including market assessments, targeted education and outreach, and technical assistance.

Intermountain Clean Energy Application Center
Director: Patti Case
Phone: (801) 278-1927 ext. 3
Email: plcase@etcgrp.com
Web Site: http://www.intermountaincleanenergy.org/

State Incentives and Resource Database

This database is a comprehensive collection of incentives and resources for implementing energy-efficiency measures in a commercial or industrial facility. These incentives are often financial and are in place to reward business and residential customers for making strides in energy efficiency. The resources are in the form of analysis tools, education and training programs, and energy audits. The following link will take you to a site that will show you the energy incentives and resources in Colorado.

State Incentive Handbooks
AMO has created handbooks of available resources and incentives for industrial energy efficiency implementation organized by system for each of the 50 states.

Resource Fact Sheets
AMO developed 50 resource fact sheets that identify local, regional, state, and utility organizations in each state that can serve as partners working together with manufacturers to advance industrial energy efficiency.

 

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Contacts

DOE Contacts

DOE Headquarters Contact
Sandy Glatt
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1544
Email: sandy.glatt@go.doe.gov

DOE Project Contact
Jamey Evans
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (720) 356-1536
Email: jamey.evans@go.doe.gov

Senior Associate, Industrial Program
Neil Kolwey
2334 N. Broadway
Suite A
, CO 80304
Phone: 303-499-0213
Email: nkolwey@swenergy.org

State Contact(s)

Governor's Energy Office
Conor Merrigan
Commercial Buildings Program Manager
1580 Logan Street
Suite 100
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 866-3965
Fax: (303) 866-2930
Email: Conor.Merrigan@state.co.us
Web Site: http://www.rechargecolorado.com/

 

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About Colorado Industry

Colorado has a total of 5 million residents and ranks 18th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $235.2 billion. In 2009, Colorado ranked 22nd in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 409.9 trillion Btu and 9th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 202.7 trillion Btu.

Colorado’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, and Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing. Information on the state’s top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workers’ hours, and payroll, among other categories.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is providing funding for the development and delivery of industrial energy efficiency programs implemented on a local, state or regional level. These projects are delivering Save Energy Now resources to reduce industrial energy intensity in the states. AMO has 23 total active state and regional projects that are impacting 36 states across the U.S. Learn More

Colorado At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 5.0
2010 GDP (Billion) $235.2
GDP Rank 18
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,452.2
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 409.9
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 22
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $39,370,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 10,411.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 29
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 143.7
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 26
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 202.7
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 9
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Colorado

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 409.9 560.4
2008 411.2 613.3
2007 404.4 636.5
2006 393.6 635.0
2005 386.4 637.0
2004 375.2 656.0
2003 368.1 638.6
2002 351.9 640.6
2001 373.9 642.2
2000 308.6 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_co.html


Top Industries in Colorado




NAICS CodeIndustry Name Number of Employees Production Workers' Hours (1,000) Annual Payroll ($1,000) Production Workers' Wages ($1,000) Total Cost of Materials ($1,000) Total Capital Expenditures ($1,000) Value Added ($1,000) Total Value of Shipments ($1,000)
311 Food Manufacturing 16,719 26,725 $580,084 $399,526 $5,074,902 $116,323 $2,318,156 $7,417,030
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 16,510 14,268 $1,069,376 $296,326 $1,590,104 $278,260 $2,932,212 $4,522,000
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 12,396 17,631 $573,259 $340,883 $1,305,637 $92,907 $1,330,500 $2,694,667
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 10,405 12,501 $546,454 $205,613 $678,879 $62,656 $2,181,753 $2,862,163
333 Machinery Manufacturing 9,646 12,037 $505,356 $238,272 $1,295,205 $71,628 $1,423,194 $2,713,682
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 7,427 9,999 $489,834 $338,402 $1,316,311 $35,329 $848,919 $2,148,388
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 7,076 11,635 $336,175 $227,869 $639,395 $39,776 $908,691 $1,578,814
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 6,472 8,835 $263,351 $172,767 $418,716 $20,484 $659,296 $1,076,004
325 Chemical Manufacturing 5,918 7,699 $338,546 $181,198 $2,333,563 $143,145 $3,663,503 $5,901,670
337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 3,867 5,485 $150,069 $93,357 $281,392 $7,068 $338,129 $614,002
Source: http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-ds_name=AM0931AS101

Note: The data included in this table is from the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures, except for years that end in "2" or "7", when data from its more comprehensive Economic Census is reported.


Additional Resources

List of Fortune 500 Companies in CO:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/CO.html

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for Colorado:
http://www.aceee.org/sector/state-policy/colorado