|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Pan American Materials Congress: Materials for Green Energy
||Novel Metrics for Assessing Criticality of Byproduct Metals
||Gabrielle Gaustad, Michele Bustamante, Berlyn Hubler, Callie Babbitt, Alexandra Leader
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Critical and strategic materials are characterized by their importance in key applications and their vulnerability to supply chain disruptions. Much current research focuses on identifying and quantifying metrics and indicators that can predict potential supply chain risks for these materials. Most current methods to evaluate the criticality or scarcity of materials are static and narrowly focused on the physical reserves of one material. This is problematic for many clean energy materials that are byproducts of production of other material systems. This work uses a systems framework to define novel metrics for criticality combining aspects of life-cycle assessment, ecology, commodity economics, and techno-economic modeling. Results show that such metrics are in stark contrast to many widely used metrics and can provide better context for understanding potential for supply disruption in parent-daughter metal systems.
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