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Summer of 2012 P2 Intern Program Host Companies

2012 P2 InternsNineteen students and host companies are participating in the DNR's 2012 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.  Four of these interns are assisting our clients in 24-week internships that provide additional time to explore more in-depth opportunities within the timeframe of this extended period of time.

The 2012 host intern companies and project description are listed below - 2012 Case Summaries Booklet:

3M Company
Conduct a waste stream analysis and identify areas to reduce waste generation and increase recycling.
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Eagle Window and Door
Optimize efficiency of the compressed air system and end use to reduce energy usage and associated costs.
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Golden Crisp Premium Foods, Inc
Conduct an energy audit and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce utility costs.
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Green Plains Holdings II, LLC
Conduct a water balance and investigate reduction and reuse opportunities in the production processes.
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Green Plains Superior, LLC
Conduct a water balance and investigate reduction and reuse opportunities in the production processes.
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Grinnell College
Evaluate options to improve the operating efficiency of the campus boilers and chillers.
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Hy-Vee Distribution Center
Conduct an energy audit of the process and building usage in the dry good buildings.
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Infastech Decorah LLC
Evaluate heat recovery  in the direct vent and HVAC system for reuse or energy conversion opportunities.
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Iowa Health - Des Moines
Conduct a waste stream analysis and develop strategies to reduce waste generation and optimize the efficiency of waste management practices.
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JBS USA
Develop an energy profile and identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and associated costs.
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Jeld-Wen
Recommend strategies to improve the operating efficiency of the compressed air system and reduce peak demand loading at the plant.
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Kum & Go
Conduct a waste characterization study and develop a waste management plan that incorporates landfill diversion methods for significant waste streams at the retail stores.
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Mercy Medical Center
Complete an assessment of the chilled water system and evaluate alternative technologies to improve efficiency.
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The Nebraska Medical Center
Conduct an analysis of the north campus' steam system and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce costs. 
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West Liberty Foods
Conduct a water balance and identify opportunities for reduction and appropriate areas for integrating reuse technologies.
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24 - Week Projects

Hy-Line International
Evaluate alternatives and recommend cost effective strategies for managing organic waste.
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Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Evaluate the feasibility of integrating a corn boiler system for heat generation at the research facility.
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Procter & Gamble
Assess heat recovery and storage potential of on-site sources to meet corporate energy reduction goals.
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Rosenboom Machine and Tool
Conduct a waste stream analysis and recommend strategies to reduce waste generation and increase marketability of metal scrap
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