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Code

034

Emmet County - Composting Operations Financial Roadmap

Description

Emmet County Recycling seeks assistance with the guidance and development of a financial roadmap for the next stage of its composting operations. Emmet County seeks guidance with short and midterm internal capital budgeting and financial planning for its operational scaling. Aspects of work would include but limited to site operational financial planning and pricing review of product, capital budgeting and prioritization of infrastructure and equipment, cost analysis and review of migration from windrow to aerated static pile system. The road map would contribute to the Emmet County's 2024 EGLE Organics Grant application. Click on the link to view deliverables.

Open Date

6/4/2024

Close Date

6/18/2024

Code

033

Great Lakes Fusion - Windshield Glass Test Evaluation

Description

Great Lakes Redi Mix and Great Lakes Fusion, are Michigan based concrete and construction companies. Both are a part of the Great Lakes Family Companies seeking testing support to evaluate the viability of using waste windshield glass as an alternative construction material in comparison to slag cement. In addition, they are seeking product testing to the ASTM C 2866 Standard to evaluate pulverized waste windshield glass' performance as a pozzolanic material. Click on the link to view deliverables.

Open Date

6/4/2024

Close Date

6/18/2024

Code

032

Meknology - Minimum Viable Produce Engineering Support

Description

Meknology, an industrial wastewater and water treatment technology provider based in Southfield, MI, currently owns a specialized MVP of its wastewater processing system Paladin™ designed for Evergreen Grease. Meknology seeks to create an industry agnostic version of its wastewater system that can be operated with power toggles and gauge indication. 

Open Date

5/17/2024

Close Date

6/21/2024

Code

031

Carter's Compost business strategy guidance

Description

Carter's Compost, a residential food scrapes composting operation which provides hyper local food scrape collections and processing at several dispersed sites across Traverse City is seeking technical assistance with scaling its operations and developing a strong foundation for its business practices. Carter Compost is seeking business strategy guidance and a road map for its current small-scale operations that will outline steps and best practices aimed at achieving Carter's Compost's 5-year goal of scaling its operations to commercial capacity and to utilize more advanced composting techniques in its operations such as aerated static piles systems.

Open Date

5/8/2024

Close Date

6/21/2024

Code

030

Western UP Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) Engineering Technical Assistance 

Description

Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) has provided general planning support to the western six counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for over 50 years and is aiming to pilot a community supported and locally operated compost facility in Houghton County, Michigan aimed at supporting the City of Hancock, Houghton and Calumet. WUPPDR is seeking engineering site designs plans for its pilot compost facility that consider novel ideas on nature-based solutions for large scale compost facilities operations. The engineering site designs should consider holistic nature-based solutions to a variety of daily operational requirements such as but not limited to wastewater, leachate management and stormwater management through ecologically minded nature-based solutions.  

Open Date

5/3/2024

Close Date

6/14/2024

Code

029

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) Materials Management Plan Technical Assistance 

Description

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) initiated the Muskegon County Recycling Network to enhance recycling efforts within the county. Subsequently, an EGLE-funded Feasibility Study was conducted, comprehensively updating existing conditions and providing actionable recommendations. These recommendations are now being implemented by the coalition's Recycling Leadership Team, coordinated by WMEAC. To further this initiative, WMEAC and the Recycling Leadership Team seek assistance for three key recommendations aimed at improving the county's recycling infrastructure and waste management practices, all in alignment with county materials management planning and Pt. 115.

Open Date

5/3/2024

Close Date

5/17/2024

Code

028

SCOPS Mechanical Process Design Technical Assistance

Description

SCOPS Coating Technologies, a coatings company launched out of MSU, has developed a repulpable and compostable paper coating that allows for heat sealing and moisture resistance and does not contain PFAs. SCOPS seeks technical assistance to graduate from what is now manual production to a preliminary design to mechanize production. The goal is to develop a cost-conscience new design that can unroll paper, coat it, heat it, and then reroll it resulting in at least a couple of feet of consistently manufactured product per minute. There are off the shelf systems that could be purchased, but are costly, so identifying a more cost-conscience design is desired. 

Open Date

5/3/2024

Close Date

5/17/2024

Code

027

Technical PM and Engineering

Description

Centrepolis at LTU is seeking a Partner to provide Technical Program Management services.

Open Date

3/25/2024

Close Date

4/7/2021

Code

026

3DCP System and Training

Description

An LTU Portfolio Company is seeking a partner to purchase a 3DCP system and training modules.

Open Date

2/19/2024

Close Date

3/2/2024

Code

025

The City of Eaton Rapids - Facility site design and cost estimation

Description

The City of Eaton Rapids, in partnership with the surrounding communities of Eaton Rapids Township and Hamlin Township, is seeking assistance with developing its drop-off recycle center at the city owned North Industrial Park, to provide recycling service for the region. The city requires assistance with its facility site design and a cost analysis for the development of the proposed recycle center. The final deliverables for this project will need to be provided by the end of March, as these documents will be used in grant applications by the City of Eaton Rapids beginning in April 2024.

Open Date

2/7/2024

Close Date

2/21/24

Code

024

Huron-clinton Metro parks

Description

Huron-Clinton Metro Parks is seeking assistance in developing a regulated composting facility to ensure composting opportunities are an asset for both park operations and the community. HCMP is seeking a cost estimations study for the establishment of a pilot facility at their Kensington Park center, to help understand generation of material at the parks and how this may be implemented at scale across their parks network. This project will have a relative quick turnaround time as the aim of this study is to provide supporting documentation for the HCMP I2P3 application in March. 

Open Date

1/17/2024

Close Date

2/16/2024

Code

023

Mid-michigan compost co-operative

Description

Mid-Michigan Compost Collaborative, a startup organics recycling co-operation is seeking assistance with its early-stage business development needs. MMCC requires guidance and mentorship through the process of developing its climate and community conscious organics operation. The focus of this assistance should be on early business strategy development, guidance on the process to bring its local small operations composting product to market and the securing of formal clients. 

Open Date

1/17/2024

Close Date

2/16/2024

Code

021

Ranch life

Description

Ranch Life, an outdoor vinyl decking fabrication specialist is seeking assistance in identifying alternate processes and cost estimation for its waste vinyl product from its fabrication process for resale purposes as well as guidance on access to the growing Michigan funding asset map.  

Open Date

1/8/2024

Close Date

2/16/2024

Code

020



Unlimited recycling

Description

Unlimited Recycling, a company specializing in waste management and recycling services for commercial, industrial, governmental and institutional facilities is seeking assistance with interim and future operational strategies development. Unlimited Recycling requires assistance with a facilities site design and process flow for a recycling waste transfer station that is planned to service the Metro Detroit area. The company also seeks a proforma projection of future operating costs for the new facility.

Open Date

1/8/2024

Close Date

3/11/2024

Code

019

Great lakes fusion

Description

Great Lakes Fusion seeks assistance in its pursuit of regional solutions for both residential and commercial glass waste in the state of Michigan. GLF is currently seeking volumetric estimations and a better understanding of regional access to MRF glass waste in the Shiawassee region. The landscape assessment should provide GLF with a greater view of the scope of potential MRF glass waste streams and provide volumetric estimations they can expect to access as their requirements scale up.  

Open Date

12/5/2023

Close Date

12/13/2023

Code

018

Furniture Supplier

Description

The Centrepolis Accelerator of Southfield Michigan is requesting proposals from local furniture providers to furnish and install commercial office furniture for a newly developed Event Space and a Conference Room located at 21415 Civic Center Drive, Southfield MI 48075. For a more detailed scope of work please contact Lee Bunting at lbunting@ltu.edu or Heather Boyd at hboyd@ltu.edu

Open Date

11/6/2023

Close Date

11/21/2023

Code

017

Norteast Michigan Materials Management Authority  (NMMMA)

Description

Northeast Michigan Materials Management Authority (NMMMA) seeks assistance in supporting its development of a new material recovery facility in 2025 through preserving interim operations and building the capacity to process 5,000 tons or more per year of recyclables.  NMMMA serves the NE Michigan region, including Alpena, Alcona, Oscoda, Iosco, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties. The NMMMA requires assistance with interim and future operational strategies, capital solicitations for the remainder of the new MRF capital funding as well as building a proforma projection of future operating costs for the new MRF and regional recycling system.

Open Date

10/31/2023

Close Date

11/14/2023

Code

016

St. James Township

Description

St James Township seeks the development of an efficient strategic plan focused on the localized removal of blight materials from disadvantaged communities within Peaine and St James Townships, both located on Beaver Island, in Charlevoix County. The plan must take into consideration the geographical difficulties and social landscape of the island community.

Deliverables:

Strategic plan for localized blight material removal

Open Date

8/28/2023

Close Date

9-6-2023

Code

S-108

Industrial Fabrication

Description

Electric Outdoors, Inc, headquartered in Southfield, MI, is on a mission to connect people with sustainable outdoor experiences. Together with our partners Centrepolis Accelerator, OFME and Shophouse Park we are bringing an off-grid, portable, solar-powered destination camping system to life to help landowners unlock their reource facilitating the ever-growing era and influx of electric vehicles coming to the vast outdoors.

EO strives to bring new partnerships, innovation jobs and revenue to the State of Michigan innovating in the intersection of E-Mobility and Outdoor Recreation.

Open Date

9/21/2023

Close Date

10/1/2023

Code

015

Request 015
NexTiles - Process Work Flow and Cost Analysis

Description

NexTiles, located in Detroit, Michigan, is an upcycler of cotton and polyester textile fabrics utilized in building insulation. They are utilizing a unique polymer foam waste that is used as an insulator for automotive engines which makes it ideal for upcycling for building insulation as it has high R values and is fire retardant. 

NexTiles is seeking a professional process work flow and cost assessment of their upcycling procedures on a variety of waste materials.  

Open Date

7/27/2023

Close Date

8/4/2023