IDAES Honored with R&D100 Award
October 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES) is the winner of a prestigious 2020 R&D100 award, which recognizes the developers of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace in the last year. IDAES, which won in the category of software/services, develops next-generation computational tools for process systems engineering (PSE) of advanced energy systems, enabling their rapid design and optimization.
Led by National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), IDAES is a collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, Berkeley Lab, West Virginia University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Notre Dame.
“I am excited to see IDAES selected as an R&D100 award winner. The new capabilities that we are building are unique, groundbreaking, and eminently useful for a broad range of applications,” said Daniel Gunter, who heads the Computational Research Division’s Integrated Data Frameworks Group and IDAES team member. “The project team includes a number of top experts across the domain, and even more impressively the team collaborates deeply and well – better than any team this size I have ever been part of. I feel privileged to be part of this very successful example of the power of team science.”
By providing rigorous modeling capabilities, the IDAES Modeling & Optimization Platform helps energy and process companies, technology developers, academic researchers, and the U.S. Department of Energy to design, develop, scale-up and analyze new and potential PSE technologies and processes to accelerate advances and apply them to address the nation’s energy needs. The IDAES platform is also a key component in the "National Alliance for Water Innovation,” a $100M 5-year DOE project led by Berkeley Lab, which will examine the critical technical barriers and research needed to radically lower the cost and energy of desalination.
The R&D 100 Awards competition received entries from 19 countries and regions for the 2020 competition. A full list of the 2020 winners is available at the R&D World website.