Minimizing Environmental Impacts
Next generation manufacturing has the potential to strengthen the economy while minimizing environmental impacts.
Our group conducts decision analysis support and develops analytic tools designed to enable the identification, development and deployment of technologies and strategies that have the potential to:
- Improve energy-water-materials efficiency
- Reduce the carbon footprint
- Enhance competitiveness across various sectors in the industrial economy
Ongoing Projects / Areas of Research
- Strategic analysis support for U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office regarding individual technology project evaluations, program planning processes and technology road mapping.
- Development of the Lifecycle Industry GreenHouse gas, Technology and Energy through the Use Phase (LIGHTEnUP), a cross-sector energy modeling analysis tool
Manufacturing scale-up support for early-stage energy technology researchers at Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-e) and Cyclotron Road, a Berkeley Lab fellowship program that gives innovators access ot Lab facilities and researchers.We provide techno-economic, cost-performance modeling, market characterization, and energy/environmental impact analysis to help accelerate the successful adoption of emerging energy technologies
- Energy use modeling and potential efficiency pathway analysis for the U.S. data center sector
- Projections of electronics manufacturing demands and supply chain impacts in a connected Internet-of-Things economy
- Prospective energy and environmental impacts analysis of autonomous vehicles
- Industrial water footprint evaluation and the associated energy consumption and environmental impacts
- Scenario analysis modeling of emerging water desalination technologies