Process, Process Intensification

Process intensification (PI) is the development of new technologies that dramatically improve manufacturing processes. It can involve innovating existing processes and/or creating totally new ones, and it increasingly leverages big data, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and other advanced manufacturing concepts. Inherent to PI is...

The Chemical Engineer
Modular Chemical Processing, Process Intensification

Just over two years ago, the US Department of Energy (DoE) established the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID), a Manufacturing USA institute. This public-private partnership between the DoE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) was designed to be industry-led with...

Composites, Energy, Manufacturing, Process Intensification

Another area in which the AMO supports private industry is through taking a leading role in consortia, such as the Manufacturing Institutes that were set up to to give American companies a leg up in advanced areas such as clean energy, composite materials and chemical process intensification.

The idea behind these consortia is to create hubs that...