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. 

NSF Approves CARD for Phase II Grant

We are proud to announce that CARD has been approved for Phase II funding (an additional 5 years) by the National Science Foundation (NSF). CARD is being rewarded for running an excellent program and delivering on breakthrough technologies in Phase I. A Phase II grant allows our Center to further grow and diversify its membership and research portfolio. We look forward to another great, five years. Read more.


Technology Trailblazers in Industrial Drying

Learn more about why CARD is the only drying research center in North America to create groundbreaking tools, technologies, sensors, and artificial intelligence platforms for industrial drying in food and agricultural products, forestry products, chemicals, textiles, and biopharmaceuticals. Click here for a copy of our latest brochure. 


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.”