Simulation and Optimization

The Simulation and Optimization initiative focuses on both basic research and advanced engineering application, such as EOR, Biofuel, CCS, and Chemical production/conversion.

A viable business case in any resource creation can involve many different objectives. This include value creation through increased energy production, minimized energy/cost, the production of chemicals, and the separation of streams. The physical process is often dynamic and requires a certain amount of steering and control to reach a given specified target.

Process simulation

CERE is involved in two aspects of simulation:

  • Simulation and design of existing and new processes. This includes CO2 activities in relation to energy reduction and creation of biofuels using minimal resources. CERE has extensive knowledge of thermodynamics, and our work often involves the application of new aspects of cutting-edge thermodynamic research.
  • Simulation engine development involves new and improved unit operations for process simulation. Eg. CAPCO2 of crystallizer operations for better process integration.
    Please contact Philip Fosbøl.


Our work on Simulation & Optimization has synergies with the strategic initiatives on Thermodynamics and Complex Fluids, EOR, CCS, Flow assurance, and CERE strategic initiative on Geoscience.

For more information, see CERE website.


Philip Loldrup Fosbøl

Philip Loldrup Fosbøl Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Phone: +45 45252868