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CPFD Announces Contract with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies

April 22, 2019

CPFD, LLC announced that it has entered into a software licensing agreement with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

ENEA is a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development.

The ZECOMIX (Zero Emission of Carbon with MIXed Technology) European Research infrastructure is an advanced experimental platform dedicated to the development of sustainable technologies for decarbonisation of power and carbon-intensive industries. The Research Infrastructure is conceived with independent experimental sections so that it is possible to study each process separately.


Figure 8. Particles mass fraction (left), particles volume fraction (middle) and tracer volume fraction (right), case C2. From "Modeling and Simulation of an Oxygen-Blown Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier using the Computational ParticleFluid Dynamics (CPFD) Approach," by A. Di Nardo et al, 2018, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 825-834


ENEA uses CPFD’s proprietary Barracuda Virtual Reactor® to simulate the behaviour of the fluidised beds components of the Zecomix platform as part of the EU funded project ASCENT (




CPFD Software is the global leader in CFD simulation of industrial fluidization systems. CPFD provides its proprietary Barracuda Virtual Reactor® simulation solutions worldwide through software licensing, applications support, and engineering services.