Modeling, Mapping, and Analysis Consortium
The NREL-led Modeling, Mapping, and Analysis Consortium (MMAC) offers insights to secure domestic manufacturing and energy supply chains for a clean energy transition.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, the MMAC brings together state-of-the-art research capabilities from NREL, Argonne National Laboratory, and Idaho National Laboratory.
A secure and resilient energy sector industrial base is crucial to the modernization of the nation's infrastructure in support of the energy transition. MMAC leverages cross-collaborative capabilities, a robust analysis framework, and unmatched access to complex datasets to identify potential supply chain gaps and opportunities. MMAC's objective analysis of the material supply and manufacturing base guides federal investments to strengthen domestically focused and globally resilient clean energy supply chains.
Global installed manufacturing
Supply chain mapping
Supply chain bottleneck assessment
System dynamics modeling
Material flow equations
Discrete event modeling
Global trade flows
Life cycle analysis
End-of-life disposal and recycling
Energy, equity, environmental, and social justice
Material flow analysis
Policy impact analysis
As part of MMAC, NREL researchers are analyzing the global flow of materials throughout the energy sector industrial base to evaluate supply chain gaps and investment opportunities. Mapped for cobalt in the graphic below, this example illustrates the movement of materials throughout the lithium-ion battery supply chain, from mineral extraction to electric vehicle application.
Engage With Us
MMAC relies on industry support to provide rounded insights on the needs and opportunities for clean energy technologies. Share your feedback, get involved, or ask questions about our work by contacting MMAC@nrel.gov.