Energy-efficient drying Innovation for industrial competitiveness

Energy-efficient drying Innovation for industrial competitiveness

CARD Advances Energy-Efficient Drying Innovation for Industrial Competitiveness. For the past five years, the Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD) has established itself as a vibrant and critical research center impacting industrial drying. As a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), CARD is a “gateway” program designed to open up university research to member companies.

With projects focused on novel drying technologies, innovative sensor development, and smart oven technologies, CARD has the knowledge, resources, and creativity to make a significant impact on businesses worldwide. 

$4 Million Award Received from DOE & Massachusetts Clean Energy

We are pleased to announce that CARD received a $4 million award from the Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development with a special focus on energy efficiency in industrial drying.

WPI will act as project lead and expand its “smart drying” work with colleagues at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to develop cutting-edge, energy-saving drying technologies, mainly in the food and forestry product industries. To learn more click here

What Members Say

Andrew Rosenthal
General Manager
Reading Thermal

“We value working with CARD because they are developing novel drying and sensor technologies that can help us build better equipment.  This in turn helps our customers develop high quality food products that can be reliably made with the most efficient techniques. The advancements from CARD push the industry forward towards energy efficiency and precision.”