RAPID Overview

The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute, launched in 2017 is the tenth Institute in the Manufacturing USA network. The Institute will focus on breakthrough technologies to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of novel manufacturing processes and enable development of modular processes. 

Technology Focus Areas

  • Chemical and commodity processing
  • Natural gas upgrading
  • Intensified process fundamentals
  • Renewable bioproducts
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Module manufacturing.

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The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment Institute will focus on developing breakthrough technologies to boost domestic energy productivity and energy efficiency by 20 percent in five years through manufacturing processes.
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Technology Roadmap

The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute Technology Roadmap
Strategies for breakthrough technologies and manufacturing processes, improving productivity and efficiency, cutting costs, and reducing waste.

Active Projects

RAPID Projects
Browse funded projects across all technology areas.

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RAPID Institute Call for Project Proposals
Successful projects include collaborations in chemicals processing, renewable feedstock, natural gas upgrades, modeling, and module manufacturing.