Last week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its newest member of the Manufacturing USA Institutes will be lead by AIChE. The new institute, known as the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute, will work to reduce energy usage and feedstock waste, and improve manufacturing productivity by integrating unit processes into single modular hardware elements that are cost effective, highly efficient and scalable.
Above is a short video the DOE produced to introduce the institute. To learn more, hear from RAPID's CEO, Karen Fletcher, in an interview we recently conducted with her here. You can also visit RAPID's website for more information and updates.