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HPC4energy: The use of Exascale Computers in Oil & Gas, Wind Energy and Biogas Combustion Industries

New energy sources, if untapped, might become crucial in the mid-term. Intensive numerical simulations and prototyping are needed to assess their real value and improve their throughput. The impact of exascale HPC and data intensive algorithms in the energy industry is initially established in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) document “Synergistic Challenges in Data-Intensive Science and Exascale Computing.”

Supercomputing Plant Polymers for Biofuels

A huge barrier in converting cellulose polymers to biofuel lies in removing other biomass polymers that subvert this chemical process. To overcome this hurdle, large-scale computational simulations are picking apart lignin, one of those inhibiting polymers, and its interactions with cellulose and other plant components. The results point toward ways to optimize biofuel production and […]