Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with the high-performance computing (HPC) resources and experts at DOE’s National Laboratories to tackle today’s toughest manufacturing challenges. Through the High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, selected teams will apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to projects that improve material performance and manufacturing efficiency to reduce carbon emissions and accelerate our transition to a clean energy future.
The HPC4EI initiative solicitation will fund projects in DOE’s HPC for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and HPC for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Mtls) programs.
The HPC4Mfg program seeks manufacturing partners interested in harnessing HPC resources to lower emissions across America’s industries and improve the efficiency and productivity of U.S. manufacturing. Specific areas of interest include improvements in:
- Manufacturing processes which result in significant national carbon emissions reduction and energy savings.
- Semiconductor technologies that will result in operational energy efficiency improvements.
- Carbon emissions reduction and efficiency in energy conversion and storage technologies.
- Reductions in CO2 or CO2-equivalent emissions. Examples include improvement in the performance of carbon-capturing processes.
The HPC4Mtls program seeks industry partners looking to apply HPC-based solutions to bolster the domestic materials supply chain needed for fossil energy applications, including reduced material costs or improved carbon capture for power plants or clean hydrogen. Specific areas of interest include:
- Advanced materials for carbon conversion applications.
- Advanced structural materials for hydrogen applications.
- Advanced functional materials for hydrogen applications.
This solicitation encourages applicants to partner with a diverse range of universities, community colleges, and non-profit organizations, especially those in disadvantaged and underserved communities, to ensure the equitable use and benefits of HPC National Laboratory resources and technologies.
DOE will award up to $300,000 to selected projects to support computing cycles and work performed by the National Laboratory. All DOE National Laboratories are eligible to participate. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding.
View the full solicitation. Concept papers will be due on December 6, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. ET.
HPC4Mfg is funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office.. HPC4Mtls is funded by the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. HPC4EI is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. To learn more, visit the HPC4EI website.