Dec. 5, 2011

Jan. 9 deadline for submitting clean energy proposals

Energy businesses that would like to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams of experts to advance clean energy technology through high performance computing (HPC) must submit a one page letter of intent by the close of business Monday, Jan. 9.

The initial call for proposals was made Oct. 25.

This one-year pilot program, called the hpc4energy incubator, aims to accelerate the development of energy technology and boost U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by teaming industry with the scientific and computing resources at national laboratories. Companies with the winning proposals will collaborate with LLNL scientists and use LLNL's HPC systems to find solutions to urgent problems and learn how to employ HPC as a powerful tool for innovation.

See additional information and instructions for the letter of intent.

The hpc4energy incubator emerged from the National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies held in Washington, D.C. in May, sponsored by the Howard Baker Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center, LLNL, and other partners who focused on exploring how HPC can catalyze rapid advancement of U.S. clean energy technologies. This program also addresses the needs and benefits identified earlier in studies by the Council on Competitiveness in strengthening the U.S. manufacturing sector and competitiveness as a whole.

Specifically, LLNL is seeking proposals that address one of the five critical clean energy areas outlined in the National Summit report: Building Energy Efficiency; Carbon Capture; Utilization and Sequestration; Liquid Fuels Combustion; Nuclear Energy; and Smart Grid, Power Storage and Renewable Energy Integration. To be considered, proposals must address a compelling, critical problem to which the solution would advance energy through a combination of HPC resources and collaborative teams of industry, energy and computer scientists.

The first step for potential collaborators is to submit a one-page letter of intent providing a high-level overview of the proposal. Letters of intent should be sent to before 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Jan. 9, 2012.

For more information, see the HPE Energy site .