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• • Measure of the non-renewable energy sources associated with
the part’s lifecycle in mega joules (MJ/kg) (MJ of energy needed
to make a kilogram of product). Conversion of MJ to tCO2
depends on type of energy (oil, wind, solar, nuclear as they emit
different amount of CO2). Thus, 1 MJ = 0.098 kgCO2
upstream energy required to obtain and process these fuels
embodied energy of materials which would be released if
electricity or fuels used during the product’s lifecycle
Efficiencies in energy conversion (e.g. power, heat, steam) are
taken into account. ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.
- Winter '11