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Advanced Manufacturing Office Activities in Montana


Mapped AMO State Activities

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

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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 Montana's active and complete partner projects:

Project Successes Project Successes
Low-Frequency Sonic Mixing Technology, Montec Research
Butte, MT
Industry: Chemicals
Status: Complete
Details PDF

Real-Time Coal/Ore Grade Sensor, AdvR, Inc.
Bozeman, MT
Industry: Mining
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 Montana:

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

Western Sugar Cooperative - Billings
Billings, MT

REC Silicon Butte Plant
Silver Bow, MT

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 Montana 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 Montana'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 Montana

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 Montana:

Bonneville Power Administration and the Industrial Technologies Program Leverage Support to Overcome Energy Efficiency Barriers in the Northwest
Bonneville Power Administration
Dayton, MT

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/

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPs) in Montana

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.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Director: Steve Holland, PE
Phone: (406) 994-3812
Fax: (406) 994-3391
Email: sholland@coe.montana.edu
Web Site: http://www.mtmanufacturingcenter.com

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 Montana.

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)

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Brian Spangler
Program Manager
1100 North Last Chance Gulch
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 841-5250
Fax: (406) 841-5222
Email: bspangler@mt.gov
Web Site: http://deq.mt.gov/default.mcpx

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Kathi Montgomery
Public Education Specialist
1100 North Last Chance Gulch
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, Montana 59620
Phone: (406) 841-5243
Fax: (406) 841-5222
Email: kmontgomery@mt.gov
Web Site: http://deq.mt.gov/default.mcpx


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About Montana Industry

Montana has a total of 1 million residents and ranks 49th in the nation in terms of GDP, which is $31.8 billion. In 2009, Montana ranked 42nd in the nationís industrial energy consumption at 140 trillion Btu and 40th in the nationís industrial natural gas consumption at 25 trillion Btu.

Montanaís leading industries (by total value of shipments) include Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, and Wood Product 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

Montana At a Glance

State Information (1)
2010 Population (Million) 1.0
2010 GDP (Billion) $31.8
GDP Rank 49
Energy Statistics (2) Source PDF for Energy Statistics
Total Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 411.5
Total Industrial Energy Consumption 2009 (Trillion Btu) 140.0
Total Industrial Energy Consumption Rank 42
Total Industrial GDP 2009 (Thousand) $6,363,000.0
Industrial Energy Intensity (Btu/GDP) 22,002.0
Industrial Energy Intensity Rank 4
Total Industrial Electricity Use 2009 (Trillion Btu)* 50.6
Total Industrial Electricity Use Rank 40
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use 2009 (Trillion Btu) 25.0
Total Industrial Natural Gas Use Rank 40
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* Total industrial electricity use reflects industrial retail electricity sales and electrical system energy losses.

Total Industrial Energy Consumption Statistics in Montana

Year Energy Consumption
(Trillion Btu)
National Average
(Trillion Btu)
2009 140.0 560.4
2008 170.9 613.3
2007 185.8 636.5
2006 161.8 635.0
2005 149.2 637.0
2004 143.6 656.0
2003 129.3 638.6
2002 134.5 640.6
2001 116.7 642.2
2000 169.4 678.9
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Source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/states/sep_use/ind/use_ind_mt.html

Top Industries in Montana

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)
324 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,000 1,613 $90,369 $54,074 $3,783,407 $129,003 $327,760 $4,117,780
311 Food Manufacturing 2,090 2,594 $78,552 $40,643 $483,358 $18,266 $289,400 $773,428
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 953 1,374 $40,274 $27,008 $73,625 $6,628 $168,156 $245,291
333 Machinery Manufacturing 1,029 1,039 $53,835 $24,624 $99,455 $5,688 $90,176 $195,022
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,395 1,734 $60,496 $34,301 $135,407 $3,939 $143,103 $277,670
339 Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,184 1,435 $49,477 $22,557 $77,792 $2,990 $123,304 $205,714
321 Wood Product Manufacturing 2,632 4,385 $96,183 $85,782 $367,484 Data Not Available $208,312 $580,252
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 MT:

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