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Advanced Manufacturing Research Data and Tools

NREL develops data and tools to help manufacturers find the most energy-efficient and sustainable solutions for their products and processes.

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The MFI tool models supply chains across different parts of the industrial sector.

MFI: Materials Flows through Industry

The Materials Flows through Industry tool tracks the material and energy demands from manufacturing supply chains.

REopt Lite: Renewable Energy Integration and Optimization Lite

The free, online REopt Lite web tool, funded by the Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, crunches tailored facility data to help users identify optimal system sizes and battery dispatch strategies that minimize energy costs. It can also be used to estimate how long a system can sustain critical loads during a grid outage, informing resiliency strategies.

URBANopt: Urban Renewable Building and Neighborhood Optimization

URBANopt™ is an advanced analytics platform for high-performance buildings and energy systems within one geographically cohesive area within a city.

Water DAMS: Water Data Analysis and Management System

Water DAMS, funded by the National Alliance for Water Innovation, provides access to foundational water treatment technology data that enable researchers and decision-makers to identify and quantify opportunities for technology innovations to reduce the cost and energy intensity of desalination.

Water-TAP3: Water Techno-Economic Assessment Pipe-Parity Platform

Water-TAP3, funded by the National Alliance for Water Innovation, is an analytically robust platform to evaluate water technology cost, energy, environmental, and resiliency tradeoffs across different water sources, sectors, and scales. Water-TAP3, which will be publicly accessible in early 2021, will facilitate consistent techno-economic assessments of desalination treatment trains. Water-TAP3 will use open-source models and data indexed in the Water DAMS platform.