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Sustainable Production Automation by Andrea Matta, Stephan Biller, Ying Tang, Bengt Lennartson, Li Jingshan

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         CHAPTER 1         

THE FUTURE OF WORK: SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

Bahar Biller and Stephan R. Biller

General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY 12309, USA

1.1  INTRODUCTION

Each year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the national use of energy. For 2014, the U.S. energy use is reported as approximately 98.3 quadrillion thermal units and 25 percent of this consumption is estimated to be incurred by the industrial sector with a 20 percent energy loss. This energy flowchart also indicates an increase of 3.2 quadrillion thermal units in energy use, in comparison to year 2012, with 25 percent of this increase originating from the industrial sector. Hence, the efficient use of ...

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