Penn State Behrend

Mission and Vision

The Advanced Research Efficiency Centre - USA (AREC-USA) is designed to promote collaborations between industry and universities with the goal to provide a platform that is easy to access policy makers in order to meet the challenges of sustainability across supply chains.  The AREC-USA is built upon an existing partnership between Penn State University and the University of Sheffield, which is the premier, productive hub of the life cycle analysis (LCA).  The AREC centralized at the University of Sheffield provides insight and industrial sustainable research in both Europe and China.  AREC-USA program incorporates the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEE), Materials Research Institute (MRI), and Penn State Behrend’s Plastics Engineering Laboratory, all of which have committed funds to accelerate this initiate and partnership.

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