MSC.Software Team with National Lab to Develop Alternative EnergySystems

4 May, 2006

Joint effort aims to diminish U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil.

Simulation software developer MSC.Software and PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), one of nine U.S. Department of Energy multiprogram national laboratories, announced this week they are collaborating to develop computational technologies for next-generation energy systems, particularly the design of fuel cell and alternative energy conversion technologies. The focus of the work is to contribute systems and solutions that will help the United States achieve independence from foreign sources of oil. PNNL and MSC.Software will work jointly to develop a range of solutions that are needed for efficient and effective alternative energy design and development, including modeling and simulation, stochastics, simulation data and process management. "Industry has been trying to develop cost-effective fuel cells for some time now, and our work allows the private sector to gain access into new and more efficient methods of multidisciplinary design and development that makes affordable fuel cells more possible," says Reza Sadeghi, MSC.Software's vice-president of enterprise computing.