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.