NREL develops technical publications about its R&D activities in advanced manufacturing.

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Sourcing Thermotolerant Poly (Ethylene Terephthalate) Hydrolase Scaffolds From Natural Diversity

NREL authors detail the discovery of new plastic-depolymerizing enzyme variants, some that show promise at preferentially deconstructing crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (commonly known as PET).

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Impact of Large-Scale Effects on Mass Transfer and Concentration Polarization in Reverse Osmosis Membrane Systems

In the coming decades, water scarcity and insecurity is likely to intensify across much of the United States, which is why NREL researcher Hari Sitaraman is working to improve reverse osmosis systems.

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Sustainable Manufacturing and the Circular Economy

Researchers from NREL and elsewhere apply an approach for evaluating the sustainability of different circular economy strategies that quantifies projected material consumption and disposal but also evaluates associated life cycle environmental impacts to be able to understand trade-offs.

Supply Chain Manufacturing Publications

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NREL Publications Database

Browse or search a list of all advanced manufacturing research publications.