NETL released CCSI Toolset as open source software


National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), has released the carbon capture simulation toolset i.e. CCSI as open source software. The CCSI toolset is a suite of computational tools and models designed to help maximize learning and reduce cost and risk during the scale-up process for carbon capture technologies.

The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is led by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE). The CCSI toolset takes care of the design and calculations, thus reducing the cost of both pilot projects and commercial facilities.  The toolset is hosted on GitHub.

By releasing it as open source, the toolset code will now be available for researchers in industry, government, and academia. They will be able to to freely use, modify, and customise in support of the development of carbon capture technologies and other related technologies.

The major capabilities of the CCSI toolset includes, rapid computational screening. This will enable the comprehensive screening and evaluation of promising concepts at all scales (molecular through system-level) with a full understanding of underlying uncertainty and its spread throughout multi-scale analyses.

Post open source release, the CCSI toolset will reduce the time needed to design and troubleshoot new devices and processes by using optimisation techniques that focus technology development within the best overall system context. These models also help to maximise learning during each stage of the development process from laboratory to pilot to demonstration to commercialisation.

Led by NETL, CCSI leverages the US Department of Energy’s National Laboratories’ core strengths in modeling and simulation, bringing together the best capabilities at NETL, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.   Read more…


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