Materials Flows Through Industry Tool to Track Supply Chain Energy Demand

Alberta Carpenter Petri, Margaret Mann, John Lewis, David Benson, Joe Kresko, Seungwook Ma

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In evaluating next-generation materials and processes, the supply chain can have a large impact on the life cycle energy impacts. The Materials Flow through Industry (MFI) tool was developed for the Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office to be able to evaluate the energy impacts of the U.S. supply chain. The tool allows users to perform process comparisons, material substitutions, and grid modifications, and to see the effects of implementing sector efficiency potentials (Masanet, et al. 2009). This paper reviews the methodology of the tool and provides results around specific scenarios.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2014
EventLCA XIV International Conference - San Francisco, California
Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014


ConferenceLCA XIV International Conference
CitySan Francisco, California

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-62554


  • commodity materials
  • energy
  • greenhouse gas
  • manufacturing
  • supply chain


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