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Department of Energy Announces First Round of HPC4Mtls Solicitation

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced an opportunity to fund up to $3M in projects related to improving materials in severe or complex environments through the new High Performance Computing for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Mtls) Program. The HPC4Mtls Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories. Through support from the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies (FCTO) and Vehicle Technologies Offices (VTO), selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE National Laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials through the application of high performance computing, modeling, simulation, and data analysis.

View the solicitation timeline and informational webinar dates.


Accelerating industry discovery, design, and development of materials in energy technologies by enabling access to computational capabilities and expertise in the DOE laboratories.


Resources Available to Industry Partners

  • Access to HPC systems at the National Laboratories—including five of the world’s ten fastest computers
  • Access to subject matter experts at the National Laboratories to run existing codes and assist with:
    • Material performance predictions at multiple phases/scales
    • Data interpretation/management and real-time analytics
    • Integration of multi-physics HPC codes to simulate material behavior

Expected Benefits of Using High Performance Computing

Enable a step change in the cost, development time, and performance of materials in applied energy technologies to save millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance across industrial sectors, for example:

  • Longer-lasting components for higher temperature turbines (2,700°F) and nuclear cores and cladding
  • Lower-cost, more reactive catalysts
  • Coatings to improve thermal and environmental barriers
  • Materials for supercritical CO2 power cycles, chemical looping combustion, and entirely new devices not formerly possible.

 

Contact Us

For additional information on the HPC4Mtls Program, email hpc4mtls@llnl.gov.