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Title : Cobalt Life Cycle Analysis Update for the GREET® Model
Publication Date : September 01, 2018
Authors : Q. Dai, J. Kelly, A. Elgowainy
Abstract : This memo documents updates for life cycle analysis (LCA) of cobalt and cobalt chemicals production in the GREET model. The updated life cycle inventory (LCI) covers material and energy flows associated with cobalt ore mining, cobalt ore processing, cobalt chemicals production, cobalt metal production, and pertinent transportation activities. Based on recent literature, industry statistics, and company reports, these updates represent current practices of the global cobalt industry, and will be incorporated into GREET 2018.

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