RAPID is focused on enabling the development of technologies to boost energy productivity and energy efficiency through manufacturing processes — in industries such oil and gas, pulp and paper, and chemical manufacturing — with the goal of improving productivity and efficiency, cutting operating costs, and reducing waste.
RAPID was established with the mission to:
LEAD a national effort to research and develop high-impact modular chemical process intensification solutions for U.S. Manufacturing.
BRING together private and public entities to co-invest in R&D projects that advance innovative technologies and address high-impact manufacturing challenges.
BUILD RAPID membership through an inclusive and attractive value proposition.
OPERATE the Institute efficiently to benefit a wide range of stakeholders.
PROVIDE members with access to process intensification resources, tools, expertise, and facilities.
ESTABLISH a technical education and workforce development program.
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