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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Idaho

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

The following map provides a visual representation of AMO activities in Idaho. 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 Idaho.

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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 Idaho's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Sensing and Control of Cupola Furnaces, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Sensors and Automation
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Intelligent Control of the Cupola Furnace, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Metal Casting
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Three Dimensional Simulation of Charge Motion in Semiautogenous Grinding (SAG) Mills, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Through-the-Earth Communications for the Mining Industry, Helca Mining Company, Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Manufacturing of Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Nanoscale and Microscale Features, Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Modifications and Optimization of the Organic Rankine Cycle to Improve the Recovery of Waste Heat, Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

Modular Hybrid Plasma Reactor and Process for Low Cost Nanoparticle Production, Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Nanomanufacturing
Status: Active
Details PDF

Process Intensification with Integrated Water-Gas-Shift Membrane Reactor, Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF
Development of an Advanced Technology to Manufacture Surfaces with Nano- and Micro-Scale Features
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Highly Functional, High-Performance Materials
Status: Active
Details PDF

Modifications and Optimization of the Organic Rankine Cycle to Improve the Recovery of Waste Heat
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Waste Heat Minimization and Recovery
Status: Active
Details PDF

Alternate Anode Reaction for Copper Electrowinning, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Mine Compatible Laser Analysis Instrument for Ore Grading, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Optimization of Recovery Boiler Performance, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Steam Cycle Washer, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Robotics for Improving Mining Productivity, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Advanced Tooling Alloys for Molds and Dies Developed and Demonstrated, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Coolant Characteristics and Control in Direct Chill (DC) Castings of Aluminum, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Aluminum
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development and Demonstration of Advanced Tooling Alloys for Molds and Dies: A Technology Transfer and Commercialization Case Study, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development of Renewable Microbial Polyesters for Cost Effective and Energy-Efficient Wood-Plastic Composites, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory
Idaho Falls, ID
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Directed Green Liquor Utilization (D-GLU) Pulping, Potlatch
Lewiston, ID
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Laboratory Development of a High Capacity Gas Fired Paper Dryer, Boise Cascade Corporation, Eclipse Combustion, GL&V/Black Clawson-Kennedy, Gas Technology Institute
Boise, ID
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 Idaho:

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

J.R. Simplot - Aberdeen
Aberdeen, ID
10/24/2007
Details

Con Agra Foods - American Falls Plant
American Falls, ID
2/6/2008

Basic American Foods, Blackfoot
Blackfoot, ID
5/27/2010

Darigold - Boise
Boise, ID
5/18/2009

Micron Technology - Boise Site Facility
Boise, ID
9/22/2009
Details

McCain Foods USA Incorporated
Burley, ID
12/7/2010

McCain Foods USA Incorporated
Burley, ID
11/30/2010

Gossner Foods - Heyburn
Heyburn, ID
3/6/2008
Davisco Foods - Jerome
Jerome, ID
5/11/2010

Potlatch Corporation - Lewiston Pulp and Paperboard
Lewiston, ID
2/28/2006
Details

Amalgamated Sugar - Nampa Plant
Nampa, ID
12/19/2006
Details

J.R. Simplot - Nampa
Nampa, ID
5/21/2007
Details

J.R. Simplot - Nampa
Nampa, ID
11/27/2007
Details

Seneca Foods - Payette
Payette, ID
5/20/2008

J.R. Simplot - Don Plant
Pocatello, ID
7/11/2006
Details

J.R. Simplot - Don Plant
Pocatello, ID
9/15/2010
Basic American Foods, Rexburg
Rexburg, ID
5/24/2010

Basic American Foods, Shelley
Shelley, ID
5/26/2010

J.R. Simplot - Caldwell
W of City Caldwell, ID
2/6/2008
Details

J.R. Simplot - Caldwell
W of City Caldwell, ID
4/7/2009
Details

J.R. Simplot - Caldwell
W of City Caldwell, ID
6/24/2009
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 Idaho 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

There are no medium/small plant assessments (IACs) in this state.

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 Idaho's past training events:

Events Pushpin - Denotes Events on map above

There are no events or trainings in this state.

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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 Idaho

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 Idaho:

Bonneville Power Administration and the Industrial Technologies Program Leverage Support to Overcome Energy Efficiency Barriers in the Northwest
Bonneville Power Administration
Idaho Falls, ID

J.R. Simplot: Burner Upgrade Project Improves Performance and Saves Energy at a Large Food Processing Plant
J.R. Simplot
Caldwell, ID
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Steam System Efficiency Optimized After J.R. Simplot Fertilizer Plant Receives Energy Assessment
J.R. Simplot
Pocatello, ID
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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.

Oregon State University
Director: Joseph Junker
Phone: 541-737-5034
Fax: (541) 737-5035
Email: joe.junker@oregonstate.edu
Web Site: http://eec.engr.oregonstate.edu/

Boise State University
Director: Dr. John Gardner
Phone: 208-426-5702
Email: jgardner@boisestate.edu

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Idaho

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.

Idaho TechHelp
Executive Director: Steve Hatten
Phone: (208) 426-3689
Fax: (208) 426-2185
Email: shatten@boisestate.edu
Web Site: http://www.techhelp.org

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.

Northwest Clean Energy Application Center
Director: David Sjoding
Phone: (360) 956-2004
Email: sjodingd@energy.wsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.northwestcleanenergy.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 Idaho.

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

State Contact(s)

Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Sue Seifert
Program Services Manager
304 N. 8th Street, Suite 250
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720
Phone: (208) 332-1662
Fax: (208) 332-1661
Email: sue.seifert@oer.idaho.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.idaho.gov/

 

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About Idaho Industry

Idaho has a total of 1.6 million residents and ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $50.7 billion. In 2009, Idaho ranked 40th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 169.9 trillion Btu and 41st in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 24.8 trillion Btu.

Idaho’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, and Chemical 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

Idaho At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.6
2010 GDP (Billion) $50.7
GDP Rank 43
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 509.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 169.9
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 40
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $11,281,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 15,060.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 17
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 87.8
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 36
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 24.8
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 41
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Idaho

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 169.9 560.4
2008 187.5 613.3
2007 187.0 636.5
2006 184.0 635.0
2005 188.0 637.0
2004 190.0 656.0
2003 171.6 638.6
2002 165.3 640.6
2001 180.3 642.2
2000 203.3 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_id.html


Top Industries in Idaho




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 14,419 25,219 $519,145 $424,340 $4,065,848 $195,590 $2,209,591 $6,222,467
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 11,235 11,897 $760,945 $415,164 $693,855 $163,466 $2,970,041 $3,676,697
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 4,675 7,328 $174,121 $134,626 $558,590 $27,389 $301,616 $857,776
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 4,632 6,958 $186,864 $124,242 $354,187 Data Not Available $482,970 $845,143
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2,498 3,171 $101,087 $55,303 $248,167 $38,804 $275,051 $530,472
325 Chemical Manufacturing 2,027 3,004 $109,847 $77,259 $518,505 $40,666 $530,471 $1,050,099
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 1,832 3,103 $59,106 $39,231 $137,937 $10,683 $210,915 $349,446
322 Paper Manufacturing 1,733 3,310 $106,106 $80,995 $560,783 Data Not Available $249,683 $804,289
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,572 2,215 $73,278 $44,884 $241,892 $7,128 $140,845 $385,145
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 1,373 1,837 $45,273 $28,867 $50,774 $3,964 $108,553 $159,638
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 ID:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/ID.html

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