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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Nebraska


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

  • No project award for this state

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 Nebraska's active and complete partner projects:

There are no R&D Projects and Successes in this state.

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 Nebraska:

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

Cargill Sweeteners North America – Blair
Blair, NE

Hormel Foods - Fremont
Fremont, NE

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE

Nucor Steel - Nebraska
Norfolk, NE
American Laboratories Inc.
Omaha, NE

Bag 'N Save
Omaha, NE

Connectivity Solutions
Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Streck, Inc.
Omaha, NE
Western Sugar Cooperative - Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff, NE

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 Nebraska 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

Bruckman Rubber Co.
Hastings, NE

Centennial Plastics, Inc.
Hastings, NE

Dutton-Lainson Company
Hastings, NE

Eaton Hastings
Kearney, NE
Kearney, NE

Flowserve Corporation
Hastings, NE

General Dynamics
Lincoln, NE

Norfolk, NE

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 Nebraska's past training events:

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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.

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/

Iowa State University
Director: Dr. Gregory M. Maxwell
Phone: (515) 294-8645
Fax: (515) 294-3261
Email: gmaxwell@iastate.edu
Web Site: http://www3.me.iastate.edu/iac/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Nebraska

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.

Nebraska Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Director: Dave Wright
Phone: (402) 471-3755
Fax: (402) 471-3365
Email: dave.wright@nebraska.gov
Web Site: http://neded.org/business/existing-business/manufacturing-assistance

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.

Midwest Clean Energy Application Center
Director: John Cuttica
Phone: (312) 996-4382
Email: cuttica@uic.edu
Web Site: http://www.midwestcleanenergycenter.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 Nebraska.

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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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)

Nebraska Energy Office
Ginger Willson
Energy Office Director
P.O. Box 95085
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: 402-471-2867
Fax: 402-471-3064
Email: ginger.willson@nebraska.gov
Web Site: http://www.neo.ne.gov


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About Nebraska Industry

Nebraska has a total of 1.8 million residents and ranks 37th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $79.7 billion. In 2009, Nebraska ranked 29th in the nation’s industrial energy consumption at 301 trillion Btu and 25th in the nation’s industrial natural gas consumption at 82.2 trillion Btu.

Nebraska’s leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, and Machinery 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

Nebraska At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.8
2010 GDP (Billion) $79.7
GDP Rank 37
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 759.1
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 301.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 29
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $18,329,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 16,422.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 15
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 100.8
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 34
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 82.2
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 25
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Nebraska

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 301.0 560.4
2008 303.8 613.3
2007 277.4 636.5
2006 250.5 635.0
2005 236.2 637.0
2004 235.3 656.0
2003 221.0 638.6
2002 210.4 640.6
2001 206.7 642.2
2000 202.0 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ne.html

Top Industries in Nebraska

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 33,755 60,920 $1,263,215 $967,056 $16,580,807 $349,281 $7,534,979 $24,094,588
333 Machinery Manufacturing 8,521 11,048 $360,953 $211,537 $1,913,154 $95,629 $872,804 $2,919,102
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 7,709 11,509 $323,722 $198,373 Data Not Available $48,736 Data Not Available $1,794,238
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 6,491 9,449 $255,131 $182,474 $1,141,074 $29,400 $594,420 $1,730,533
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 5,646 8,000 $225,662 $137,729 $398,163 $62,315 $1,567,936 $1,961,868
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 5,266 8,340 $187,498 $130,190 $577,479 $37,190 $477,265 $1,057,945
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 4,615 4,449 $189,324 $97,539 $451,943 $36,309 $386,542 $881,125
325 Chemical Manufacturing 3,793 4,975 $213,256 $122,100 $2,478,602 $273,821 $1,946,118 $4,425,566
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 3,438 4,448 $131,255 $86,157 $310,509 $10,709 $283,568 $595,600
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2,392 4,107 $100,241 $72,879 $271,129 $14,869 $271,670 $541,393
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 NE:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Policy Database for Nebraska: