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Manufacturing Analysis

NREL provides objective, credible analysis to support research performers, industry, and others in clean energy manufacturing decisions.

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Capabilities

NREL supports advanced manufacturing through various analysis-related capabilities and projects.


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Oxy-Esterification and Natural Gas

NREL offers analysis capabilities to investigate the viability of oxy-esterification for improving natural gas conversion processes using NREL's life cycle assessment capabilities and online modeling tools.


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Introspective Portfolio Assessment

NREL is creating a standard approach for assessing and communicating the energy and economic impacts of projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office.


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ShAPE: Shear-Assisted Processing and Extrusion

In collaboration with the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, NREL provides detailed techno-economic analysis and manufacturing analysis to better understand the potential of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Shear-Assisted Processing and Extrusion technology.