Dear CAST researchers: The following session may be of interest to you although not sponsored by CAST, it focuses on many aspects of process systems engineering as applied to fossil energy systems.  Abstract submissions are due Monday, May 9, 2016.

Design and Optimization of Environmentally Sustainable Advanced Fossil Energy Systems
The objective of this session is to present new computational approaches for the design of environmentally sustainable, advanced fossil energy systems. The resulting systems should significantly reduce GHG emissions, improve water management and minimize life cycle environmental impacts, while being cost effective. The computational approaches should include multi-criteria optimization, process synthesis, and process intensification through the use and development of rigorous process models. Of particular interest are novel, integrated fossil energy systems which go well beyond current state of the art. Novel systems employing transformational carbon capture systems, advanced fuel cells, and chemical looping are also of interest.