Chemical Industry Vision2020 Technology Partnership (Vision2020) is an industry-led collaborative process to accelerate innovation and technology development in the chemical industry by leveraging financial resources and technical expertise.
The chemical industry is benefitting from Vision2020 activities. R&D partnerships have formed in response to priority technology needs identified in the roadmaps, and the following projects are actively pursuing innovative solutions. Also see the Current Activities of Vision 2020 Subcommittees.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Roadmap led to a consortium partnering 9 companies, 7 universities, and 5 DOE national laboratories, with initial project funding of $19.8 million. The consortium undertakes a balanced program of fundamental research and technology development to advance modeling technology for materials transport. For additional information, visit http://mfdrc.anl.gov.
The full text of "Vision 2020 - The US Chemical Industry" (77 pages in PDF) is also available for download.
Materials of Construction Roadmap led to five industry partnerships with the Materials Technology Institute (MTI) to address roadmap priorities. Corrosion and other material failures cost the chemical industry billions of dollars each year. Material advancements will have significant pay-offs for the industry in operation efficiency and overall plant safety. Companies and MTI will contribute $8.4 million over the life of the project, technical expertise, and test sites, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and other participating companies conduct the R&D. An additional $5.1 million is leveraged from DOE. Projects include: advanced intermetallics and alloys for ethylene reactors, development of a corrosion monitoring system, prediction of corrosion alloys in mixed solvents, study of metal dusting phenomenon and materials resistant to metal dusting, and enhancement and commercialization of an alloy selection system for elevated temperatures.
Center for Waste Reduction Technologies (CWRT), AIChE's industry-sponsored alliance, is developing sustainability metrics and life cycle cost assessment tools that address priorities identified in several roadmaps. Companies are sharing manufacturing experience.
DOE's Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Chemical Industry of the Future (IOF) program now uses Vision2020 roadmaps to select projects for funding. As a result, $72 million has been directed to technology innovation for the chemical industry through industry-DOE cost sharing. To date, 26 collaborative projects are active. Active chemical-related projects funded by OIT are shown in Chemicals Fact Sheet Index. (PDF 753 KB)
The IOF Program recently announced 13 new cost-shared research and development agreements. Out of the 13, 8 are industry-led projects. The remaining 5 projects are laboratory-led. The teams will participate in two- to three- year minimum 50-50 cost-shared research and development projects with DOE funding ranging from $250,000 to 2,500,000 over the life of the projects.
2001 Industrial Partnerships (PDF 592 KB)
2001 National Laboratory and Industry Partnerships (PDF 589 KB)
化学与化工所面临的挑战Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (2003)
Frontiers in Chemical Engineering: Research Needs and Opportunities (1988, Amundson报告)
Lloyd M. Robeson, Air Products & Chemicals (高分子共混物)
Summary by 李晓霞 on 2001-12-27
Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2003-11-26