Military and national security analysts can use the EG database and chemical sector analytics to discover the undisclosed production of chemical weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) and the unauthorized manufacture of advanced cyber technology, such as a stealth coatings and next generation guidance components. Our diagnostic capabilities critically allow us to anticipate CWMD manufacturing, through inferences created from the required supply chains.
Critical national security systems involve a huge number of society’s products, some entirely dependent on foreign imports or soon-to-be-extinct elements. All are built with the core chemicals and materials in the Environmental Genome database, the largest transparent database of CAS-identified chemicals in the world.
The EG maps items that enable the anticipation and discovery of the undisclosed production of chemical weapons, the unauthorized manufacture of advanced technology used for cyber theft, over dependence on foreign supply chains, and corporate patent violations. This is done by search and diagnosis of the telltale supply chains needed to produce these items.
The interconnected supply chains for all chemicals-in-commerce that we’re mapping are essential to understanding new trends, common and rare materials, and the future use of new chemicals. The Environmental Genome is a critical reference resource for how all of these chemicals are connected to build the products used in corporate, defense, and national security systems. It’s one of the most powerful tools that policymakers, corporate specialists, government agencies, and military and national security analysts can use to assess a nation’s security and competitiveness.
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The Benefits of Working with the Nonprofit Environmental Genome Initiative
A significant number of the chemicals and materials contained in military and national security infrastructure, products, consumables, and equipment are not manufactured in the U.S. Often only new chemicals and innovative materials are considered for use. Our database of next generation life cycle inventory information can rapidly provide the supply profiles that allow more functional analyses of the strategic and economic implications posed by foreign imports and serve as a planning tool for necessary alternatives.
Catastrophic events at chemical manufacturing and other production facilities can occur due to natural events, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, accidents, and sabotage. The Environmental Genome database provides a rapid estimate of the specific chemical releases from raw materials, products, byproducts, and ancillary chemicals that can strengthen first responders and surrounding communities.
There are 16 elements in the Periodic Table in which the global supply is estimated to run out in 5 to 50 years. Our chemical profiles include the content mapped back to natural resources in the earth, design, manufacturing processes, energy use, and chemical emissions of entire supply chains. Use the EG to map all the industrial chemicals dependent on these elements to assess the long-term impacts on critical sector products as we approach diminished supplies from the earth. These long-term risks can then start to be addressed with alternatives.
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Applications for the Environmental Genome Database
National Competitiveness and Security
- Reduce dependence on foreign supply chains
- Identify undisclosed production of chemical weapons
- Unauthorized production of cyber technology such as stealth coatings
- Measure chemical discharges after natural or manmade accidents and events
- Corporate patent violations
Public Health Information Related to all the Products we Consume
- Estimate the health impacts of exposures to emissions to air, water, and land
- Develop new life science applications
- Research and improvements in the social determinants of health (SDOH) with manufacturing plant data on emissions and disability-adjusted life years (DALY)
- Quantify the environmental pollutant origins affecting nearly one billion people globally with chronic diseases
- Research on ways in which maternal fetal health is impacted by exposure to environmental pollutants
- Quantify environmental disparity
- Estimate fugitive emissions
Manufacturing and Product Design Improvement
- Energy and mass efficiency
- Analysis to facilitate technological innovations for energy and material conservation, improved processes, and sustainable product designs
- Better manufacturing supply chains
- Lower costs due to pollution prevention, reduced water and carbon impacts, and greater efficiencies
- Quantify the environmental impacts of new chemicals, materials, colors, coatings, etc. in product designs
- Tools that meet the fast-paced demands of the product design process
- Capture customer benefits in environmental improvements
Compliance, Communications and Company Competitiveness
- Compliance with local, national, and international environmental regulations
- Carbon footprint
- Environmental Product Declarations
- Building certification
- Health, safety, and sustainability claims
- Product comparisons
- Product cost reductions
- Product labeling
- Increase competitiveness through chemical improvements and innovation
- Safety and risk assessments
- Sustainable procurement
- Water footprint