Analysis of the Manufacturing Clean Energy Technologies
Jill Engel-Cox, Ph.D., Director, Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Friday, May 6th
11:00 – 11:30 am
In the fall 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) established the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC). The mission of CEMAC is to conduct credible, objective, and recurring global clean energy manufacturing analysis to promote the transition to a clean energy economy. CEMAC is designed to be multi-organizational, including collaborations by national laboratories, universities, and industry. This presentation will introduce CEMAC’s objectives and methodologies, and present examples of current analysis, such as the value chain analysis of manufacturing of lithium ion batteries for automotive applications.
Jill Engel-Cox is director of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) and deputy director of the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis (JISEA). Over her 25-year career, Dr. Engel-Cox has been an engineer, researcher, program manager, and strategic planner for a diverse suite of renewable energy, clean technology, and environmental programs in the United States, Asia, and Middle East. Her first job was climbing smokestacks in Los Angeles, followed by leading industrial pollution prevention programs for small and medium sized businesses and R&D laboratories in the United States and internationally. In the past decade, she has led international strategic planning and technology assessments for renewable energy and environmental sustainability research programs, working extensively in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. She also teaches industrial processes and environmental communications courses at Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program.