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Update Material Production Modules in the GREET 2 Model

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Background/Objective: The Systems Assessment Group of Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory is in the process of upgrading its GREET 2 model for vehicle cycle analys...

2011 SG: Research Roadmap for Urban Sustainability

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Urban areas are complex, adaptive, emergent systems composed of sub-systems—built environment, metabolic flows, governance networks, and social dynamics—that themselves are multi-scalar, networked,...

MASTER'S PROJECT: Michigan Green Communities

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Michigan Green Communities (MGC) is the largest statewide network within the Midwest Regional Sustainability Network (MRSN). MGC currently has the support of over 80 local governments and universit...

US Fluid Milk beyond Carbon LCA Study

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Context As part of its commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership, Dairy Management Inc. has decided to commission and conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the dairy fluid milk...

Full Life Cycle Costs of Organic versus Conventional Food

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A 2004 study by the Hartman Group found that around two-thirds of Americans at least occasionally consume organic products. In many cases, consumers have been willing to pay significant price premiums...

2009 CMS Energy Internship

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Summer internship project to calculate the energy and carbon footprint of CMS facilities in order to evaluate options for reducing costs associated with facility operations and prepare for a national ...

Global Lithium Supply for an Electric Car Future

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Demand for lithium to use in batteries is expected to grow as wireless devices and electric vehicles proliferate, and there might not be enough lithium to meet the demand. This project answers the ...