A research collaboration of national laboratories for the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office
Direct Funding Opportunity (DFO)
for Computational Science to Enable Bioenergy
Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC)
of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy
Release Date: July 17, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected three projects to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address technical challenges in bioenergy feedstock handling and logistics, as well as catalyst design and development.
The projects will partner with the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry (CCPC), which is comprised of National Laboratory researchers who use computer simulations for bioenergy research and development. By incorporating high-performance computing, researchers can help reduce the costs and time needed for conversion process scale-up and reactor design.
DOE awarded Directed Funding Opportunity (DFO) awards to the following three projects:
A DFO funds competitively selected Cooperative Research and Development Agreements between laboratory consortia and partners from industry and academia. Each of the CCPC DFO awardees will receive between $300,000 and $500,000 of National Laboratory assistance. Additionally, each of the awardees has committed to a 20% cost-share contribution.
The CCPC integrates experimental and computational capabilities to address real-world complexities and enable the advancement of renewable energy technologies. Sponsored by the DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, CCPC partners include Argonne National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. CCPC is also a part of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium and provides assistance to the Feedstocks Conversion Interface Consortium.
Learn more about the CCPC capabilities.
The CCPC is an enabling project in the ChemCatBio consortium
ChemCatBio is part of DOE’s Energy Materials Network
Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium
Bioprocessing Separations Consortium
U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office
Billion Ton Report
2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy
NREL Thermal and Catalytic Process Development Unit
Home to thermochemical reactors and pilot plants that CCPC models
PNNL Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory
Home to upgrading reactors and pilot plants that CCPC models
Computational models and functions developed by consortium members.
Surface Phase Explorer
Create interactive and downloadable surface phase diagrams from ab initio data.