Sustainability

Sustainability


Singapore’s Green Plan 2030 charts ambitious and concrete targets over the next ten years to achieve the long-term net-zero emissions aspiration and make Singapore a regional hub for green solutions and services. This sustainability imperative is growing within the manufacturing sector. To accelerate the journey towards a sustainable manufacturing net zero future, a task force from ARTC and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) was formed to support needs in driving sustainable initiatives for the manufacturing domain. Through collaboration, ARTC and SIMTech’s capabilities will help companies in achieving science-based sustainability targets and transit to low-carbon and circular economy through life cycle engineering. These capabilities include:

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Life Cycle Assessment and Costing

  • Accessing environmental and economic performance of processes, products, and systems over their entire life cycle and setting science-based targets 
  • Use cases: biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil, photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation, circular production systems for electrical and electronics equipment 
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Energy Management

  • Improving energy efficiency through reducing energy consumption and losses 
  • Use cases: energy efficiency monitoring and analysis system (E²MAS) to enable real time visibility of energy efficiency and auto-alert of process anomalies, and the energy and comfort management system (ECMaS) to improve energy efficiency of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
 
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Water and Waste Management

  • Improving efficiency and utilisation of resources through reducing consumption and closing the loop towards a circular economy 
  • Use cases: water-energy nexus monitoring and analysis system (WENMAS) to enable real-time visibility of water and energy flows within a shopfloor or wastewater management system, and the smart waste audit and tracking (SWAT) to enable 
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Waste-to-Resource Processing

  • Improving material efficiency and minimising waste through reducing material consumption and closing the material loop towards a circular economy 
  • Use cases: liquid waste separation and valorisation to regenerate valuable solvent resources using novel material for water-solvent