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The Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact (CCSI2) Industrial and Academic Stakeholders Board (IASB) Meeting is scheduled for August 23-24, 2017 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.  You are cordially invited to...
The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) – a ministerial-level initiative focused on the development of improved, cost-effective technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) – has recognized two U.S. Department of...
The CCSI2 and Toolset Support Leadership Team held the first 2017 Leadership Team meeting at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on April 19-20, 2017.  This meeting presented results of ongoing and plans for future work in: materials...
Dr. David Miller has been selected as the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL’s) Senior Fellow for Systems Engineering and Analysis. In this position, Dr. Miller serves as the NETL’s resident expert in this area. His...
Dr. Joel D. Kress, Deputy Division Leader of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Theoretical Division will be honored as a newly appointed Fellow of the American Physical Society for contributions to computational scattering, materials,...
A meeting of the CCSI2 and CCSI Toolset Support Technical Leadership Team will be held on April 19–20, 2017 in Berkeley, CA. The meeting objectives are to review FY17 activities, ensure alignment with Fossil Energy (FE) Mission, and...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) Toolset received a 2016 R&D 100 Award on November 3rd in Oxon Hill, MD. The R&D 100 Awards, known in the research community as the “Oscars of Invention,” identify and celebrate some...
The first meeting of the CCSI2 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) was held on August 9–10, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. The CCSI2 IAB meeting was held concurrently with the Carbon Capture Technology Project Review Meeting to familiarize both the IAB...
The CCSI Toolset has been named a finalist for an R&D 100 Award. These awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, recognize 100 of the brightest and boldest technologies and services of the year across nine categories...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) project released a minor update of the CCSI Toolset on July 14, 2016. The tools are available for download from https://www.acceleratecarboncapture.org/current-product-list for those entities...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) project released a minor update of the CCSI Toolset on May 3, 2016. The tools are available for download from https://www.acceleratecarboncapture.org/current-product-list for those entities with an...
A meeting of the CCSI Technical Leadership Team was held on March 16–17, 2016 in Berkeley, CA. The meeting objectives were to determine activities that need to be completed to close out the first phase of CCSI and to plan the work that...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) project released a minor update of the CCSI Toolset on February 29, 2016. The tools are available for download from https://www.acceleratecarboncapture.org/current-product-list for those...
Mike Matuszewski has joined the CCSI team in the role of Associate Technical Director. Mike is currently with the University of Pittsburgh serving as Director of External Relationships for the Chemical Engineering Department.  He also serves as...
David Miller, alumnus of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was recognized in an alumni newsletter article for his work on CCSI to reduce CO2 emissions. 
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released the fourth-generation of the CCSI Toolset on November 30, 2015. This is the final planned “major” release, and its capabilities are the culmination of nearly five years of development. The...
The semi-annual CCSI Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Program Review Meeting was held on September 23–24, 2015 in Reston, VA. The meeting was the ninth meeting for the project and the last in the current format of this phase of CCSI, which will...
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Process Systems Enterprise, Ltd. (Cedar Lakes, NJ) to receive funding through its Crosscutting Research Program’s Technology Development to Enable Highly...
Larry Biegler has been selected to receive the 2015 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature. The award is presented to a member of AIChE who has made an outstanding contribution to chemical...
CCSI researchers from NETL and CMU published a paper in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research that describes how spatially distributed first-principles process models which provide an accurate physical description of chemical processes,...
Members of the CCSI Technical Leadership Team recently published an invited article in Power Engineering, which focuses on essential elements related to the development and validation of multi-scale models in order to help minimize risk and maximize...
CCSI researchers recently published an article in Power Engineering that discusses how advanced modeling capabilities can be used to accelerate the development and scale-up of carbon capture technologies.
The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration has selected David Miller as a recipient of the 2014 Arthur S. Flemming Award recognizing outstanding men and women in the federal government. Dr. Miller was chosen in recognition of...
CCSI Technical Director, David C. Miller, gave an invited presentation at the AspenTech conference describing the new capabilities for optimization and uncertainty quantification (UQ) that the CCSI Technical Team has developed. The presentation...
CCSI researchers from NETL and CMU published a paper in Computers and Chemical Engineering that describes a new simultaneous process optimization and heat integration approach, which can be used directly with the rigorous models in process...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released an updated version of several components of the Toolset and a new tool on April 22, 2015. The update includes a brand new Solvent Crossflow Heat Exchanger Calculator, an updated version...
The semi-annual CCSI Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Program Review Meeting was held on April 22–23, 2015 in Berkeley, CA. The meeting provided a review of the overall program, as well as reviews of capabilities of the computational tools and models...
CCSI researchers have developed an equation-based optimization framework to facilitate the design and optimization of large scale fossil energy systems. This framework is being initially demonstrated for oxycombustion power plants, which are ideal...
CCSI researchers recently published results describing multi-scale dynamic capture models and an innovative method to reduce the complexity of PDE-based and rate-based dynamic models, while preserving input-output behavior. Dynamic reduced models (D...
Recent advances by members of the CCSI technical team were published in Energy Procedia based on work presented at GHGT-12 in October 2014. The paper discusses a Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity (FOQUS),...
CCSI researchers recently published details of a new advanced approach for building models, which addresses a central theme of empirical model building: the incorporation of first-principles information in a data-driven model-building process. This...
CCSI researchers recently published details of a method for quantifying the effects of uncertainty in property models on model predictions and its application to CO2 loaded aqueous MEA solutions. This new method represents an important capability...
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), ESI North America, and WS Corporation (WSC) became the most recent companies to license the suite of computational tools and models developed by CCSI. The 3rd generation of the “CCSI Toolset” was...
NETL recently posted a funding opportunity announcement related to the CCSI Toolset. For details and timing, please see http://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0001238&agency=DOE, subtopic 4A.
On February 2, 2015, the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) launched its enhanced website that offers streamlined functionality and more efficient search capabilities.  Project news, links to the CCSI Toolset, publications, and reports...
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released an updated version of several components of the Toolset on January 30, 2015. The update includes new features requested by the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) as well as bug fixes for D-RM...
The NETL led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released the third generation of its computational tools and models, the “CCSI Toolset” on October 31, 2014. Building on the capabilities of previous major releases in 2013, this latest...
 The NETL led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) held its Annual Fall Program Review Meeting with its Industry Advisory Board September 24-25, 2014 in Reston, VA. The meeting included an overview of the initiative’s accomplishments...
The NETL-led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released the latest generation of the CCSI Toolset on October 31, a week after demonstrating the new capabilities to eighteen members of its Industry Advisory Board. The latest release...
Many accomplishments of NETL-led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) were highlighted in an invited talk at the Industrial Sustainability Forum’s Plenary Session. The talk introduced CCSI to a broader set of potential users who can benefit...
The NETL-led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) met with eighteen members of its IAB representing 12 companies. The meeting focused on describing the technical accomplishments over the past 6 months, with an emphasis on the new capabilities...
The Software Support team (aka Element 8) is here to help your team succeed with its contribution to the CCSI Toolset. To that end, we have put together the following resources to help you understand the tools and processes involved in developing,...
After completing her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota, Alison Cozad joined the research group of Professor Nick Sahinidis as a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon...
CCSI made news again as the lead story in the NETL-RUA (Regional University Alliance) News Magazine. See the full story here.
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) released its first set of computational tools and models on October 10, 2012 when the CCSI Technical Team met with representatives from the 19 companies currently participating on the CCSI Industry...
The CCSI Team has released a report describing its accomplishments during its first year.
Over 30 industry representatives participated in the 3rd Bi-annual CCSI IAB workshop, including management and technical personnel both from long-term and several new member companies.  The CCSI Technical Team showcased recent advancements in...
Representatives from over 15 companies spent the day reviewing technical progress and discussing ways to facilitate more direct industry collaboration with the CCSI Technical Team to begin early adoption of the CCSI Toolset. During the second day of...
Members of the NETL-led Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) visited Boeing on June 28-29, 2011 to learn how they are successfully using simulation and modeling to support the development of new aircraft, such as the 787. Although differing...
Our svn code repository is online and already contains the modules used in this web site.To gain access to the repository send a request to CCSI-svn-managers@acceleratecarboncapture.org. Please specify which group/taskset you belong to and cc the...