This article showcases our top picks for the best Minnesota based Environmental Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Environmental Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Minnesota Environmental Engineering Startups
Gopher Resource has been a national environmental solutions provider for nearly 70 years, protecting the earth and preserving natural resources. Their purpose is the safe and efficient recycling of lead-based batteries throughout North America using sustainable practices and advanced technology.
Gopher Resource is devoted to advancing safe, sustainable lead battery recycling. They’re proud of the recognition they’ve received for achieving high standards of environmental sustainability, safety, continuous improvement and product and service excellence.
To supply quality products and services to their customers through environmentally safe recycling. To be recognized as a leader in implementing innovative process improvements.
To enable all employees to realize personal and professional development through company-wide involvement, teamwork, open communications and training within a safe working environment.. .
Compaction Technologies reduces the volume of waste going to non-sustainable graves. It delivers user-friendly, intuitive, technology that enables customers to decrease the volume of waste sent to landfills and incinerators and increase the amount of recycling and composting.
It provides cost effective and environmentally conscious waste management products and services.. .
Sensurion designs, builds, and provides operational services and training for the mobile detection, remote sensing and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) markets. Sensurion manufactures and integrates sensor platforms and subsystems, including ground-based and aerial systems.
Sensurion’s aerial portfolio includes: UAS airframes and subsystems, including micro-avionics, as well as sensor and communications packages for a wide array of field applications. Customers including the military, law enforcement, emergency responders, environmental agencies, researchers, and commercial groups; each using these systems for everything from reconnaissance, communications, and hazard identification and mapping, to agricultural surveys, flood measurement, natural resources tracking, and traffic monitoring..
Novel Energy Solutions
Novel Energy Solutions, LLC team has installed over 110 projects since its humble beginning in Sept 2012. At NES, they discuss the options with potential customers.
NES has a proprietary financing model that allows the customer the flexibility to maintain their cash flow while paying for the solar array.. .
Energy Management Collaborative
Energy Management Collaborative is a provider of innovative lighting solutions in the Americas. Since 2003, major retail chains, multinational industrial and commercial corporations, healthcare providers and government entities have sought the energy services company for its leadership in assessing their lighting needs and implementing high quality, cost effective and long term lighting solutions.
The company’s trademarked project management approach, EnergyMAXXSM, maximizes customer results in each project phase, from initial planning through installation, bringing an immediate, positive impact on their bottom line.. .
ALAMCO Wood Products
Production started in 1938 as Rilco Laminated Products, Inc., in Blue Earth, MN and they were only the second glulam manufacturer in North America. Prior to WWII, Rilco was known in the industry for manufacturing prefabricated agricultural buildings that consumers could buy from a catalog.
During WWII, on the heels of the steel reduction programs, Rilco branched out into long span hangars, factories and commercial buildings. Post WWII, they expanded their catalog of prefabricated farm buildings, arches, truss systems, custom laminations and added many other products..
Summit Envirosolutions, Inc.
Summit Envirosolutions is a consulting firm providing comprehensive environmental services using state-of-the-art environmental management information systems to evaluate and provide scientifically based direction on projects associated with all types of environmental impacts. Our headquarters is located in Burnsville, Minnesota and we have a regional office located in Reno, Nevada.
Summit was established in 1990 and specializes in providing environmental site assessments associated with the development (Greenfields) and re-development (Brownfields) industry from Phase I ESA to extensive Phase II ESA using real time on-site data collections methods and completion of timely remedial action plans in a safe and cost effective manner. Summit also provides extensive historical and cultural resources management services associated with the development or re-development of highly sensitive or high profile projects.
Summit provides a full suite of services designed to protect and manage drinking water supplies. Our experience extends from siting and designing new wells to automated, long-term management and control of water systems.
We can lower the energy consumption and develop contingency plans for both quantity and quality issues. Summit has unique and nationally recognized expertise, which may best be illustrated by our patent (US005553492A) entitled “Measuring System for Measuring Real Time Groundwater Data,” a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that has lead to the development of an aquifer resource management service area.
Groundwater is our nation’s most vital resource and represents over 50 percent of the nation’s drinking water. Summit is dedicated to provide our clients with high-quality, cost-effective services by developing comprehensive and innovative solutions for Aquifer Resource Management..
Natural Resources Research Institute
NRRI’s mission is to deliver research solutions to balance their economy, resources and environment for resilient communities. They focus on delivering solutions with both regional focus and global relevance.
To do this, their applied research works to: Develop sustainable, natural resource-based industries, Inform environmental management and policy, Support business & entrepreneurial opportunities, and Assist industry and communities in defining and maintaining the social license.. .
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