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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Utah


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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 Utah's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Kennecott Utah Copper Retrofits Smelting Applications from Air-Fuel to Oxy-Fuel Burners, Kennecott
Magna, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Mapping with Natural Induced Polarization, Kennecott Exploration Company
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Modernization of Electrolysis System at MagCorp Reduces Costs and Waste, Magnesium Corporation of America
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Online SAG Mill Grinding Pulse Measurement and Optimization, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Sensing and Control of Cupola Furnaces, Utah State University
Logan, UT
Industry: Sensors and Automation
Status: Complete
Details PDF

R&D Projects
A New Method for Producing Titanium Dioxide Pigment and Eliminating CO2 Emissions
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF
Development of New Geophysical Technique for Mineral Exploration and Mineral Discrimination Based on Electromagnetic Methods, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Improving Energy Efficiency in SAG Mills, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Catalytic Cracking Demonstration Plant, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Petroleum Refining
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Minimizing NOx Emissions from By-Product Fuels in Steelmaking, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Steel
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Suspension Hydrogen Reduction of Iron Oxide Concentrate, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Steel
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Treatment of Cyanide Solutions and Slurries Using Air-spaged Hydrocyclone led by University of Utah, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Mining
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Development of Bulk Nanocrystalline Cemented Tungsten Carbide for Industrial Applications, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Multi-Staged Printed Circuit Boiler for Industrial Applications, Reaction Engineering International
Salt Lake City, UT
Industry: Combustion
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Optimization of Recovery Boiler Performance, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
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 Utah:

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Futura Industries - Building H-11
Clearfield, UT

US Magnesium LLC
Grantsville, UT

Schreiber Foods, Inc. - Logan
Logan, UT

Schreiber Foods, Inc. - Logan
Logan, UT
Schreiber Foods, Inc. - Logan
Logan, UT

Holcim, Inc - Devil's Slide Plant
Morgan, UT

Fresenius (ETC Group) - Ogden Plant
Ogden, UT

Schreiber Foods, Inc. - Smithfield
Smithfield, UT

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 Utah 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 Utah's past training events:

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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 Utah

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 Utah:

Alliant Techsystems, Inc.: Leveraging Utility Resources to Boost Efficiency for the Next Generation of Space Travel: An Energy Efficiency Case Study of ATK Launch Systems
ATK Company
Brigham City, UT

Chevron: Refinery Identifies $4.4 Million in Annual Savings by Using Process Simulation Models to Perform Energy-Efficiency Assessment
Salt Lake City, UT

Installation of Reverse Osmosis Unit Reduces Refinery Energy Consumption (Flying J Petroleum Refinery)
Flying J Petroleum Refinery
Salt Lake City, UT

Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation Facility Utilizes Energy Assessments to Identify $930,000 in Potential Annual Savings
Kennecott Utah Copper
Salt Lake City, UT

Kennecott Utah Copper Retrofits Smelting Applications from Air-Fuel to Oxy-Fuel Burners
Kennecott Utah Copper
Magna, UT

Leveraging Utility Resources to Boost Efficiency for the Next Generation of Space Travel
Brigham City, UT

Modernization of Electrolysis System at MagCorp Reduces Costs and Waste
Magnesium Corporation of America
Salt Lake City, UT

Power Factor Study Reduces Energy Costs at Aluminum Extrusion Plant (Alcoa)
Alcoa Inc.
Spanish Fork, UT
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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.

Director: Allan T. Kirkpatrick , Ph.D.
Phone: 970-491-6654
Fax: 970-491-6654
Email: allan.kirkpatrick@colostate.edu
Web Site: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/IAC/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Utah

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.

Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Director: David K. Sorensen
Phone: (801) 863-7901
Fax: (801) 765-9739
Email: dsorensen@mep.org
Web Site: http://www.mep.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.

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 Utah.

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)

Utah Geological Survey, State Energy Program
Chris Tallackson
1594 West North Temple, Suite 3110
P.O. Box 146100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: 801-537-3323
Fax: 801-538-4795
Email: ctallackson@utah.gov
Web Site: http://www.energy.utah.gov/


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About Utah Industry

Utah has a total of 2.8 million residents and ranks 33rd in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $102.8 billion. In 2009, Utah ranked 38th in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 201.5 trillion Btu and 33rd in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 54 trillion Btu.

Utahís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Food Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, and Petroleum and Coal Products 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

Utah At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 2.8
2010 GDP (Billion) $102.8
GDP Rank 33
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 754.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 201.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 38
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $21,634,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 9,314.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 33
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 91.0
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 35
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 54.0
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 33
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Utah

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 201.5 560.4
2008 223.7 613.3
2007 225.0 636.5
2006 220.3 635.0
2005 226.0 637.0
2004 211.7 656.0
2003 202.8 638.6
2002 182.6 640.6
2001 228.0 642.2
2000 256.3 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_ut.html

Top Industries in Utah

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 14,289 21,968 $544,943 $395,396 $3,581,997 $131,238 $2,002,517 $5,599,116
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 12,777 14,882 $518,463 $239,168 $1,137,366 $109,486 $1,692,443 $2,796,910
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 10,373 14,439 $451,405 $272,200 $1,017,756 $36,232 $1,209,235 $2,245,127
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 13,421 13,349 $916,677 $316,454 $1,496,843 $324,966 $3,110,761 $4,608,442
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 9,401 10,234 $566,523 $276,349 $1,106,350 $63,204 $1,530,439 $2,675,380
325 Chemical Manufacturing 8,631 8,328 $434,451 $199,214 $1,067,364 $74,615 $2,967,694 $3,487,026
337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 4,887 7,043 $179,102 $120,707 $456,013 $13,330 $599,494 $1,067,694
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 4,951 6,789 $177,099 $111,184 $294,088 $16,183 $448,869 $746,350
326 Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 4,322 6,558 $162,373 $94,686 $495,843 $22,546 $523,569 $1,024,532
333 Machinery Manufacturing 5,305 6,141 $285,981 $134,349 $684,707 $24,282 $704,281 $1,415,654
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 UT:

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