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Appendix H: The Lifecycle of Materials: An Appendix to the Report, “A Lifecycle Emissions Model (LEM): Lifecycle Emissions From Transportation Fuels, Motor Vehicles, Transportation Modes, Electricity Use, Heating and Cooking Fuels, and Materials” 


This report is an appendix to the report titled "'A Lifecycle emissions model (LEM): lifecycle emissions from transportation fuels motor vehicles, transportation modes, electricity use, heating and cooking fuels, and materials". This report presents an analysis of the energy and emissions associated with the lifecycle of materials and automobiles. The materials composition of motor vehicles is discussed including descriptions of manufacturing processes, tabulations of energy and emissions data, and data sources. Energy use in and emissions from the assembly of motor vehicles is discussed as well as the transportation of raw materials, semi-fabricated products, and motor vehicles. The report also discusses energy used to make agricultural chemicals, with focus on materials used in automobiles.

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