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Summer of 2010 P2 Intern Program Host Companies

2010 P2 Interns

Nineteen students and host companies are participating in the DNR's 2010 Pollution Prevention Intern program. During their 12-week internships, students will research methods of reducing waste, conserving energy and preventing pollution at their host companies, and compare the costs of current procedures and proposed practices and in most cases will begin implementation. Host companies will receive a comprehensive report of the intern's work and recommendations to continue implementation and maintain new processes implemented.

The 2010 host intern companies and project description are listed below - 2010 Case Summaries Booklet:

Burke Corporation - Nevada
Investigate process and equipment modifications to reduce natural gas usage.
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Cargill Inc. - Sioux City
Conduct a waste stream analysis and develop a comprehensive waste management plan.
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CNH America LLC
- Burlington
Conduct an energy audit and initiate an implementation plan to improve efficiency.
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City of Dubuque - Dubuque
Prioritize projects and develop an implementation plan to reduce energy consumption in city facilities.
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EMCO Enterprise Inc. - Des Moines
Optimize efficiency of the compressed air system and develop a conversion schedule for the lighting system to reduce energy costs.
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Farley's and Sathers Candy Company, Inc. - Creston
Proactively decrease production water usage and loading to improve on-site wastewater treatment plant operations and reduce costs.
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Genesis Health System - Davenport
Make recommendations to improve the efficiency of the boiler and steam distribution systems.
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Green Plains Superior, LLC - Superior
Optimize efficiency of the compressed air system and identify opportunities for reducing energy consumption in the plant mechanical systems.
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Grinnell College - Grinnell
Optimize efficiency of the mechanical system and evaluate heat recovery opportunities.
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Hy-Vee Distribution Center
- Chariton
Recommend improvements to optimize the efficiency of the transportation fleet maintenance process and facility.
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Infastech - Decorah
Identify system improvements to reduce water usage in the production processes.
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Iowa Health - Des Moines
Develop a source reduction plan for Regulated Medical Waste.
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JBS - Marshalltown
Recommend methods to reduce contaminates and improve efficiency of the wastewater treatment process.
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Kum & Go - West Des Moines
Develop an energy management plan to reduce energy consumption in stores.
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Conduct a waste stream analysis and implement new waste handling procedures to meet environmental initiatives.
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Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE
Analyze metering data to prioritize energy reduction projects and develop an implementation schedule.
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Pella Corporation - Pella
Optimize efficiency of the compressed air system and implement an on-going maintenance plan at the Carroll facility.
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Procter and Gamble - Iowa City
Identify feasible alternative energy technologies and alternatives to reduce water costs at the facility.
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Rockwell Collins - Cedar Rapids
Identify opportunities for improving energy efficiency with the use of a thermal imaging camera.
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