The clean energy revolution is throwing up many interesting challenges on how to maximize the potential of energy derived from renewable, zero-emissions sources. Viable energy storage and conversion using wind-to-hydrogen, energy-to-chemicals and other approaches are key enablers of the future power grid.

A related challenge for the process industries is how to reduce the use of conventional energy through energy efficiency measures and electricity-based production to create a more sustainable industry.

PSE’s gPROMS technology provides an ideal environment for analysing the decision space, optimizing system design and operation and scaling up processes from pilot to industrial scale.

Key application areas

PSE’s digital process twin technology brings high-fidelity physics and chemistry models and global system analysis and optimization technology to the following areas:

Clean energy storage & conversion

PSE technology is used to explore the decision space for complex interacting systems, to optimize component and system design trade-offs, for scale-up to industrial scale, and to optimize day-to-day operations.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology

PSE’s world-leading high-fidelity fuel cell component and system modelling technology is used by the major automotive companies to augment experimentation, explore the decision space and optimize designs.

Nuclear power

Nuclear power is very much still part of the decarbonization of energy. PSE technology is used by leading nuclear power generators for exploring next-generation designs as well as dealing with the challenges of decommissioning.

Biofuels

Our recently-developed biofuels capability, based on high-fidelity fermentation and related system models, is currently being trialled by manufacturers around the world.