The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation pairs industry partners with computational scientists at the DOE national laboratories to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas generation in products and processes. The theme of this year’s Virtual Manufacturing Day Event will be to discuss technology needs in areas of high priority to DOE given the recent emphasis on combating climate change. We will explore the topics of decarbonization of industrial processes; research needs in the areas of carbon utilization and concentrated solar energy; and the issues around high hydrogen fuel mixtures for gas turbines or internal combustion engines. Hydrogen fuel mixtures presents unique challenges in combustion and combustors in terms of temperature and material degradation effects. We will engage in discussions to elucidate research topics to encourage researchers to apply capabilities to their solutions.
High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) is funded by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advance Manufacturing Office (AMO), Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Office (FECM), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), and Vehicle Technology Office (VTO). The HPC4EI program pairs industry engineers and scientists with national laboratory computational experts to solve difficult production and design problems aiming to reduce national energy consumption. Since its inception 2015, the HPC4EI program has funded over 150 projects with participation by 11 national laboratories. The world-class computational capabilities at the national laboratories are used to address problems in steel and aluminum manufacture, jet turbine design and manufacture, advanced materials for light weighting and high temperature, high corrosion applications, chemical processing and many more topic areas.
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