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

Lauren O’Connor
Food Technologist
US Army CCDC Soldier Center

As an organization focused on the needs of active soldiers in the field, we have an enormous responsibility to provide safe, wholesome, and satisfying meals and snacks that maintain extraordinarily long shelf life in harsh conditions. CARD is an organization we rely on to uncover novel tools and technologies that can make a difference in our mission to feed our men and women deployed in unusual circumstances, wherever in the world they may be.