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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Virginia

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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Projects Pushpin Projects

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 Virginia's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Dense-Medium Cyclone Optimization Tools, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

R&D of an Advanced Low Temperature Absorption Chiller Module with a CHP System for a Distributed Data Center, Exergy Partners
Herndon, VA
Industry: Industrial Distributed Energy
Status: Active
Details PDF

Research and Development of an Advanced Low Temperature Absorption Chiller Module Integrated with a CHP System and Demonstration at a Distributed Data Center
Herndon, VA
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active
Details PDF

24-Channel Geophone Array for Horizontal or Verticle Boreholes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

In-Plant Testing of High-Efficiency Hydraulic Separators, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Mine-to-Mill Optimization, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Novel Dewatering Aids for Mineral and Coal Fines, Minerals and Coal Technologies, Inc.
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Ceramic Composite Hot Gas Filters Fabricated Using a Fiber Slurry and Sol-gel Impregnation Process, McDermott Technology, Inc., Lynchburg Research Center
Lynchburg, VA
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Dimpled Tube Heat Exchangers for the Chemical Industry, ExxonMobil
Fairfax, VA
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Moisture Distribution and Flow During Drying of Wood and Fiber, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Novel Isocyanate-Reactive Adhesives for Structural Wood-Based Composites, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Rapid, Low Temperature Electron-beam, X-ray, and Gamma Ray Curable Resins for Wood Composites, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg , VA
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Real-Time Characterization of Nanomaterials Manufacturing, Lunananoworks
Danville, VA
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Sustaining the Productivity and Function of Intensively Managed Forests, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Blacksburg , VA
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 Virginia:

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

Perdue Farms - Accomac Rendering & Processing Plant
Accomac, VA
12/13/2006
Details

White Birch Paper Company†- Bear Island Paper Mill
Ashland, VA
5/23/2006
Details

Honeywell Specialty Materials - Chesterfield
Chester, VA
2/19/2008
Details

JM Huber - Crystal Hill
Crystal Hill, VA
4/25/2007
Details

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Danville, VA
9/20/2010

Volvo Trucks North America
Dublin, VA
10/4/2010

Volvo Trucks North America
Dublin, VA
4/19/2010

Tysons Food Incorporated - Glen Allen Processing Plant
Glen Allen, VA
1/14/2008
Details
Covanta Fairfax Incorporated
Lorton, VA
8/4/2009
Details

Celanese Acetate - Celco
Narrows, VA
4/18/2007
Details

Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Norfolk, VA
11/30/2010

Gerdau Ameristeel - Petersburg
Petersburg, VA
5/10/2010

City of Richmond - Wastewater Plant
Richmond, VA
1/27/2009
Details

DuPont - Richmond
Richmond, VA
12/3/2007
Details

Kraft Foods†- Nabisco - Richmond
Richmond, VA
6/27/2006
Details

Greif Inc - Riverville
Riverville, VA
2/20/2007
Details
General Shale - Roanoke
Roanoke, VA
4/25/2007
Details

Ronile, Incorporated - Rocky Mount Plant
Rocky Mount, VA
2/6/2008
Details

Kraft Foods†- Planters - Suffolk
Suffolk, VA
12/5/2007
Details

Owens-Illinois (O-I)
Toano, VA
5/31/2011

Titan America - Roanoke Cement Plant - Troutville
Troutville, VA
5/6/2008
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 Virginia 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

Airgas Carbonic
Hopewell, VA
7/2/2009

Amcor Corp
Wytheville, VA
6/15/2010

American Buildings Company
La Crosse, VA
3/16/2010

Ball Corporation
Verona, VA
4/13/2011

Bluefield Beverage
Bluefield, VA
6/16/2010

Columbia Flooring
Danville, VA
3/19/2010

EBI
Danville, VA
7/7/2010

EMCO Enterprises, Inc.
Luray, VA
6/3/2011

Federal Pacific Transformer
Bristol, VA
12/22/2009
General Dynamics
Marion, VA
7/20/2011

Hanover Manufacturing
Ashland, VA
10/8/2009

Hermes Abrasives
Virginia Beach, VA
5/6/2009

Hill Phoenix
Colonial Heights, VA
6/29/2011

Koppers
Salem, VA
1/16/2012

Longwood Elastomers
Wytheville, VA
1/5/2010

Mead West Vaco
Low Moor, VA
12/17/2009

Royal Mouldings
Marion, VA
1/17/2011

Solite LLC
Richmond, VA
8/10/2010
Stihl
Virginia Beach, VA
10/9/2009

Swedwood - IKEA
Ringgold, VA
1/18/2010

Tempur-pedic
Duffield, VA
12/14/2011

The Shockey Precast Group
Winchester, VA
3/16/2009

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 Virginia'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 Virginia

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 Virginia:

Compressed Air System Upgrade Results in Substantial Energy Savings (BWX Technologies)
BWX Technologies
Lynchburg, VA

Compressed Air System Upgrade Results in Substantial Energy Savings (BWX Technologies)
BWX Technologies
Lynchburg, VA

New Combustion Control System and Steam Traps Save $250,000 Annually (BWX Technologies)
BWX Technologies
Lynchburg, VA

New Combustion Control System and Steam Traps Save $250,000 Annually (BWX Technologies)
BWX Technologies
Lynchburg, VA

Utilizing Industrial Assessment Centers to Provide Energy Efficiency Resources for Key Accounts
Danville Department of Utilities
Danville, VA

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.

West Virginia University
Director: Dr. B. Gopalakrishnan
Phone: (304) 293-9434
Email: bgopalak@mail.wvu.edu
Web Site: http://www2.cemr.wvu.edu/~wwwiac/

North Carolina State University
Director: Dr. Herbert M. Eckerlin
Phone: (919) 515-5227
Fax: (919) 515-7968
Email: eckerlin@eos.ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/Centers/IAC/index.html

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Virginia

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.

GENEDGE ALLIANCE
Executive Director: Jeff Kohler
Phone: (276) 666-8890, ext. 224
Fax: (276) 666-8892
Email: jkohler@vpmep.org
Web Site: http://www.vpmep.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.

Mid-Atlantic Clean Energy Application Center
Director: James Freihaut
Phone: (814) 863-0083
Email: jfreihaut@engr.psu.edu
Web Site: http://maceac.psu.edu/

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 Virginia.

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)

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Barbara Simcoe
SEP Manager
Washington Building, 8th Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 692-3218
Fax: (804) 692-3238
Email: barbara.simcoe@dmme.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/divisionenergy.shtml

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Al Christopher
Director, Division of Energy
Washington Building, 8th Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 692-3216
Fax: (804) 692-3238
Email: al.christopher@dmme.virginia.gov
Web Site: http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/divisionenergy.shtml

 

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About Virginia Industry

Virginia has a total of 8 million residents and ranks 10th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $380.6 billion. In 2009, Virginia ranked 21st in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 440 trillion Btu and 30th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 65.4 trillion Btu.

Virginiaís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, and Chemical Manufacturing. Information on the stateís top industries is displayed in the table below, which can be sorted based on number of employees, production workersí 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

Virginia At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 8.0
2010 GDP (Billion) $380.6
GDP Rank 10
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 2,385.8
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 440.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 21
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $53,140,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 8,280.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 37
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 176.6
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 21
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 65.4
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 30
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Virginia

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 440.0 560.4
2008 516.3 613.3
2007 567.6 636.5
2006 571.4 635.0
2005 593.9 637.0
2004 588.6 656.0
2003 563.9 638.6
2002 528.4 640.6
2001 561.3 642.2
2000 594.7 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_va.html


Top Industries in Virginia




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)
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 34,072 38,816 $1,841,747 $878,809 $3,265,428 $167,970 $5,012,966 $8,303,313
311 Food Manufacturing 27,425 45,704 $986,568 $690,418 $5,183,252 $249,803 $6,442,931 $11,625,706
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 17,714 24,667 $874,815 $501,015 $1,982,743 $101,043 $2,274,475 $4,262,709
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 16,802 25,729 $716,740 $480,293 $2,164,977 $170,239 $2,171,707 $4,374,985
333 Machinery Manufacturing 16,749 22,052 $781,540 $413,178 $3,204,360 $188,435 $2,693,956 $6,079,546
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 14,434 19,069 $592,052 $378,000 $910,533 $58,604 $1,314,635 $2,233,696
325 Chemical Manufacturing 14,004 17,269 $876,274 $483,311 $3,078,049 $508,299 $5,324,864 $8,443,648
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 13,624 13,461 $874,986 $342,907 $1,695,741 $308,491 $2,454,887 $4,199,142
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 13,291 19,734 $424,063 $276,340 $1,656,446 $63,688 $962,480 $2,706,036
337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 9,978 14,404 $342,882 $222,067 $840,316 $21,184 $893,168 $1,733,851
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 VA:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/VA.html

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