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Title: Materials Flows Through Industry Tool to Track Supply Chain Energy Demand

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.
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Conference: Presented at the LCA XIV International Conference, 6-8 October 2014, San Francisco, California
Vashon, WA: American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA)
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-5A)
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United States
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY supply chain; energy; manufacturing; greenhouse gas; commodity materials