Energy efficiency in manufacturing: perspectives from Australia and Europe

Christoph Herrmann, Sami Kara, Sebastian Thiede, Tobias Luger

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Abstract

Over the last years, life cycle oriented concepts in manufacturing have been developed and introduced in research as well as in industrial practices (e.g. measures to improve energy efficiency in production) to foster sustainability. Since the implementation of these concepts depends on certain conditions and requirements, the question comes up whether the implementation is always successful in different regions of the world. Therefore this paper discusses and compares the specific conditions in Europe (specifically in Germany) and in Australia. Both regions significantly differ regarding basic aspects such as geography, climate, business as well as population, resource availability etc. In addition the paper also addresses the influence of these differentiating parameters and the specific potentials and challenges of to foster sustainability in manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings - LCE 2010
Subtitle of host publication17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering
EditorsHong-Chao Zhang, Zhifeng Liu, Guangfu Liu
PublisherHefei University of Technology Press
Pages23-28
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9787565001864
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2010 - Hefei, China
Duration: 19 May 201021 May 2010
Conference number: 17

Conference

Conference17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2010
Abbreviated titleLCE 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHefei
Period19/05/1021/05/10

Keywords

  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Energy efficiency
  • Life cycle engineering

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