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Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

A research collaboration of national laboratories for the U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office

New: Bioenergy Technologies Office High Performance Computing on Summit available for national laboratory users (see user call).

Solids material handling

Complex granular flow

In collaboration with the FCIC, we are using physical principles to develop continuum and discrete-particle models for complex granular materials undergoing dense flow. Our current focus is flow assurance of milled biomass feedstocks in silos and hoppers.

Slurry rheology and transport

We have studied extensively the rheology of particulate biomass slurries for a wide range of solids concentrations. The information from these studies are being used for the development of non-Newtonian and multi-phase CFD simulations of slurry transport and reaction.



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

Open source code and tools

Computational models and functions developed by consortium members.

Surface Phase Explorer
Create interactive and downloadable surface phase diagrams from ab initio data.