Manufacturers have been seeking out different means to decrease costs and increase productivity for decades. Today, new technologies for increasing productivity and energy efficiencies are emerging that promise great gains in process intensification.
Using the principles found in modular chemical process intensification (MCPI), developing innovative process intensification involves searching for ways to combine multiple step processes to increase efficiency, specifically focusing on the areas of chemical and commodity processing, natural gas upgrading, and renewable bioproducts. Each of these sectors has a unique vision, objective, and chosen approach specific to its desired outcome, but the goal of increasing energy and cost efficiencies — while lowering waste — is a common factor for all.
With so much focus on emerging technologies in the process intensification field, it is important to stay up-to-date on new developments. To address this need, the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), a member of the MEP National Network, and the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) institute, have come together to make the most updated information available, as well as support manufacturers who seek to implement process intensification concepts.
To learn more about evolving process intensification technologies, visit OMEP online.
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Since 1996, the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) has been serving small- to medium-sized businesses with a focus on producing long-term, sustainable growth for the manufacturing industry. Its staff experience runs the gamut from shop floor to the board room and covers all industry sectors. OMEP strives to provide technological and institutional support for the manufacturing industry in hopes of creating growth both in the U.S. and globally.
Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment
The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) insitute is the Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute for Clean Energy Manufacturing. The Institute’s focus is on developing ways to overcome energy efficiency barriers through new technologies and getting these technologies into the hands of manufacturers throughout the U.S.