High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

April 21, 2021

High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) is hosting a Virtual Event focusing on Process Optimization.

The HPC4EI program, composed of the pillars High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls), has funded more than 120 projects since its inception in 2015. The program is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewables (EERE) and the Office of Fossil Energy (FE). Partnering with DOE National laboratories, industry stakeholders utilize the high performance computing and world-class computational expertise of the National Laboratories to reduce national energy consumption.

Process optimization is important for reducing energy consumption in industrial processes with the additional benefits of lowering production costs, increasing competitiveness and reducing carbon footprints. Much of the “low hanging fruit” of process optimization has been previously realized through experimental innovation. Sophisticated computational modeling is now needed to identify and quantify new areas of process optimization and to reduce risks associated with the adoption of proposed innovations.

This event will feature discussions from industrial partners and national laboratory computational scientists on exciting projects aimed at process optimization. Additionally, there will be a discussion aimed at industrial engineering managers about the basics of machine learning. These new techniques have been used successfully by several industries to lower the computational cost and time of product and process innovation and to insert modeling results directly into modern real-time control systems in a paradigm-shift in process control methodology.