Supply Chain Manufacturing
NREL helps optimize manufacturing supply/value chains by providing detailed assessments, benchmarking, and comparative cost and sensitivity analyses around all phases of a product's life cycle as well as data on material substitutions and distributed production.
NREL supports advanced manufacturing through supply chain-related capabilities and projects.
Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's network of national laboratories, including NREL, the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis' Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center is providing global clean energy manufacturing analysis and benchmarking reporting across clean energy manufacturing sectors.
NREL is developing a Materials Flows through Industry tool to track the material and energy demands from manufacturing supply chains to inform the manufacturing process from “cradle to gate.”
NREL's plastic packaging recycling addresses challenges commonly associated with conventional materials and manufacturing, including reducing waste, limiting energy and carbon emissions, and improving U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
NREL provides an in-depth analysis that investigates the supply chain and cost of advanced technologies to provide insights on U.S. supply chain constraints.