Leaders of the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute — a part of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and one of the nation’s 14 Manufacturing USA Institutes — are calling for stakeholders in industry, academia, and government laboratories to submit proposals for early-stage research and development projects that apply process intensification and modular chemical processing to solve industrial challenges. The collaborative projects will apply these technologies and principles to reduce costs in energy-intensive manufacturing sectors including chemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper-making, and other industries.
The RAPID Institute’s call for proposals extends until September 18, 2017. Proposals must align with one or more of the six RAPID focus areas: chemical and commodity processing; renewable feedstock processes; natural gas upgrading; modeling and simulation; process intensification fundamentals; or modular manufacturing. The proposal process is open to all interested parties, but applicants must be RAPID Institute members to be eligible to accept an award, if selected.
Read the full Call for Proposal