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INL to take part in manufacturing efficiency research

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – The Idaho National Laboratory is planning to help research how to increase manufacturing efficiency.

The Post Register reported that the Idaho Falls lab will be part of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The institute will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, but DOE officials say more than 100 private partners are involved and research will occur at a number of facilities across the country.

INL researchers will focus on recycling and recovering metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste.

DOE officials say the goal is to improve energy efficiency in recycling-related manufacturing by 50 percent over the next decade.


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