The Energy Department has unveiled a new program that aims to help companies develop lightweight materials that could withstand harsh environments.
DOE said TuesdayÂ industry participants in theÂ High Performance Computing for Materials Program will have access toÂ computational resources and assets at department-funded national laboratories.
The HPC4Mtls program will also offer tools designed to simulate, model and predict materials behavior as well asÂ expertise in the additive manufacturing, computational fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, kinetics and materials modeling areas.
DOE will screen interested companies through a two-phase competitive process and ask participants to cover at leastÂ 20 percent of project costs.
The department plans to host a workshop on Oct. 12 inÂ Pennsylvania to discuss the program with commercial, academic and government stakeholders.
The program is sponsored by the DOE’sÂ Office of Fossil Energy and part of the department’sÂ HPC4 Energy Innovation Initiative.