DOE Selects two MFiX Projects for Crosscutting Technology Research Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 2 projects for MFiX Suite development and enhancement through its Crosscutting Research Program’s Transitional Technology Development to Enable Highly Efficient Power Systems with Carbon Management initiative:
MFIX-DEM Phi: Performance and Capability Improvements toward Industrial Grade Open-source DEM Framework with Integrated Uncertainty Quantification
Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) will partner with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories to improve the performance and capabilities of Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges-Discrete Element Model (MFIX-DEM) leading to industrial adoption of the open source. MFIX is open-source software that has become the standard for comparing, implementing and evaluating multiphase flow models.
Cost: DOE: $750,000 / Non-DOE: $187,760 / Total Funding: $937,760 (20 percent cost share) 
 
MFIX DEM Enhancement for Industry-Relevant Flows
The Regents of the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO) will partner with Particulate Solid Research and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to improve the performance of MFIX-DEM code to enable a transformative shift for industrial use by using a profiling methodology to identify numerical and algorithmic bottlenecks.
Cost: DOE: $656,898 / Non-DOE: $170,523 / Total Funding: $827,421 (21 percent cost share)