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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Minnesota

 

Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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.

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 Minnesota's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Wireless Sensors for Process Stream Sampling and Analysis, Honeywell International
Plymouth, MN
Industry: Sensors and Automation
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Utilization of Corn-Based Polymers, Cargill Dow LLC
Minnetonka, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

R&D Projects
Environmentally Friendly Coolant System
Eagan, MN
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

Solid-Fuel Oxygen-Fired Production of Nodular Reduced Iron
Duluth, MN
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

New High-Temperature, Low-Cost Ceramic Media for Natural Gas Combustion Burners
St. Paul, MN
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Active
Details PDF

Low Cost Packaged 330 KWe CHP System with Reduced Emissions
Fridley, MN
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active
Details PDF

Adapting On-site Electrical Generation Platforms for Producer Gas
Morris, MN
Industry: CHP and Distributed Generation
Status: Active
Details PDF
Next Generation Metallic Iron Nodule Technology in Electric Furnace Steelmaking, University of Minnesota
Duluth, MN
Industry: Steel
Status: Active
Details PDF

Advanced Water Removal via Membrane Solvent Extraction, 3M
St. Paul, MN
Industry: Energy Intensive Processes
Status: Active
Details PDF

Development of Screenable Wax Coatings and Water-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Active
Details PDF

Producing a True Lignin Depolymerase for Biobleaching Softwood Kraft Pulp, University of Minnesota Lignin Chemistry and Biochemistry Group
St. Paul, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Yield Improvement and Energy Savings Using Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft Pulping, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Fiber Sizing Sensor and Controller, Powerscope, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
Industry: Sensors and Automation
Status: Complete
Details PDF

3-D Characterization of the Structure of Paper and Paperboard and Their Application to Optimize Drying and Water Removal Processes and End-Use Applications, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF
Corrosion Monitoring System - PowerPoint Honeywell International Incorporated
Minneapolis, MN
Industry: Industrial Materials for the Future
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Corrosion Monitoring System, Honeywell International Incorporated
Minneapolis, MN
Industry: Forest Products
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Development of Screenable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
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 Minnesota:

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

Kraft Foods†- Albany
Albany, MN
4/30/2007
Details

Hormel Foods - Austin
Austin, MN
2/23/2011

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC)
Benson, MN
4/26/2010

American Crystal Sugar Company†- Plant 4 Crookston
Crookston, MN
9/11/2006
Details

ME Elecmetal - Duluth
Duluth, MN
2/5/2008
Details

Stora Enso - Duluth Mill
Duluth, MN
6/5/2007
Details

3M - Hutchinson
Hutchinson, MN
9/25/2007
Details

3M - Hutchinson
Hutchinson, MN
8/25/2010

Boise Cascade Corporation - International Falls
International Falls, MN
1/20/2009
Details

Boise Cascade Corporation - International Falls
International Falls, MN
1/13/2009
Details
Boise Cascade Corporation - International Falls
International Falls, MN
1/15/2008
Details

Boise Cascade Corporation - International Falls
International Falls, MN
2/14/2006
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Keetac
Keewatin, MN
7/10/2007
Details

Davisco Foods International†- LeSueur Cheese Co
LeSueur, MN
9/17/2007
Details

Davisco Foods International†- LeSueur Food Ingredient
LeSueur, MN
7/9/2007
Details

Davisco Foods International†- LeSueur Food Ingredient
LeSueur, MN
8/14/2007
Details

Owens Corning - Minneapolis R&A
Minneapolis, MN
8/7/2007
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Minntac
Mt. Iron, MN
4/29/2008
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Minntac
Mt. Iron, MN
5/2/2007
Details

US Steel Corporation†- Minntac
Mt. Iron, MN
7/11/2006
Details
Kraft Foods†- New Ulm
New Ulm, MN
7/7/2008
Details

Verso Paper- Sartell Mill
Sartell, MN
12/9/2008
Details

Rahr Malting Co
Shakopee, MN
4/11/2006
Details

Rock-Tenn Company
St Paul, MN
10/18/2010

Gerdau Ameristeel - St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN
8/8/2006
Details

Mittal Steel - IIMC
Virginia , MN
8/18/2008
Details

Corn Plus Ethanol
Winnebago, MN
9/14/2008
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 Minnesota 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

3M
Fairmont, MN
10/27/2009

APG Cash Drawer
Minneapolis, MN
5/12/2009

Arkema, Inc.
Blooming Prairie, MN
2/24/2011

Bic APP
Sleepy Eye, MN
10/28/2010

BIC Graphics
Red Wing, MN
6/1/2011
Eaton Corporation
Eden Prairie, MN
10/25/2011

Goodrich
Burnsville, MN
5/13/2009

Lifecore Biomedical, LLC
Chaska, MN
7/20/2010

Owens Corning
Minneapolis, MN
6/15/2011

Owens Corning
Minneapolis, MN
6/14/2011
Pace Dairy
Rochester, MN
4/6/2010

Willmar Poultry
Willmar, MN
6/29/2011

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 Minnesota'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 Minnesota

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 Minnesota:

3M: Hutchinson Plant Focuses on Heat Recovery and Cogeneration during Plant-Wide Energy-Efficiency Assessment
3M
Hutchinson, MN
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3Mís Model Rewards and Recognition Program Engages Employees and Drives Energy Savings Efforts
3M
St. Paul, MN

Boise Cascade Mill Energy Assessment
Boise Cascade
International Falls, MN

Optimizing Electric Motor Systems at a Corporate Campus Facility (3M)
3M
Maplewood, MN
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PWA Summary: $707,000 in Savings Identified in Boise Cascade Assessment
Boise Cascade
International Falls, MN

U.S. Steel: Largest Producer of Steel Products in the United States Achieves Significant Energy Savings at its Minntac Plant
U. S. Steel
Mt. Iron, MN

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.

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 Minnesota

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.

Enterprise Minnesota
Director of Consulting: John Connelly
Phone: (612) 373-2900
Email: john.connelly@enterpriseminnesota.org
Web Site: http://www.enterpriseminnesota.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.

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 Minnesota.

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)

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources
Amy Bicek-Skog
Supervisor, Operations
85 7th Place East
Suite 500
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 296-2429
Fax: (651) 297-7891
Email: amy.bicek-skog@state.mn.us
Web Site: http://www.energy.state.mn.us

 

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About Minnesota Industry

Minnesota has a total of 5.3 million residents and ranks 36th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $87.1 billion. In 2009, Minnesota ranked 14th in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 576.7 trillion Btu and 15th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 132.2 trillion Btu.

Minnesotaís 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

Minnesota At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 5.3
2010 GDP (Billion) $87.1
GDP Rank 36
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 1,809.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 576.7
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 14
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $47,932,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 12,031.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 24
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 208.0
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 17
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 132.2
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 15
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Minnesota

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 576.6 560.4
2008 639.4 613.3
2007 611.5 636.5
2006 591.1 635.0
2005 586.9 637.0
2004 581.6 656.0
2003 549.1 638.6
2002 546.3 640.6
2001 544.9 642.2
2000 656.6 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_mn.html


Top Industries in Minnesota




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 46,076 75,833 $1,820,256 $1,253,917 $14,623,391 $427,525 $8,871,797 $23,584,758
334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 40,685 33,030 $2,505,204 $700,290 $4,316,169 $337,934 $5,986,174 $10,317,495
333 Machinery Manufacturing 31,512 35,693 $1,610,344 $735,415 $4,053,268 $197,018 $4,030,259 $8,199,856
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 21,425 22,392 $1,211,878 $425,170 $1,753,363 $196,414 $3,686,481 $5,488,743
324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,831 2,456 $174,793 $105,972 $7,842,994 $175,266 $2,461,984 $10,208,060
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 37,238 50,350 $1,851,295 $999,799 $3,885,872 $166,807 $4,501,880 $8,531,718
325 Chemical Manufacturing 9,030 10,048 $501,586 $193,720 $2,604,309 $143,858 $2,320,406 $4,905,381
322 Paper Manufacturing 12,044 16,269 $618,552 $368,732 $2,144,300 $123,012 $2,616,741 $4,790,624
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 26,989 34,094 $1,184,098 $680,611 $1,728,438 $114,504 $2,579,798 $4,343,405
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 8,183 12,182 $377,172 $242,837 $678,889 $105,193 $1,085,894 $1,775,313
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 MN:
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2010/states/MN.html

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