The CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting gave many, among the CAPE community of end-users and developers, the opportunity to share knowledge and experience on CAPE-OPEN. The conference was organized in an hybrid mode, on-site at Linde Engineering in Pullach, Germany and remotely through a conference call. CO-LaN thanks Linde for their hospitality.

Participants were fortunate to hear about end-user feedback from Linde Engineering, Sunfire GmbH, IFP Energies Nouvelles and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. All reported optimization of their workflow through CAPE-OPEN, with large time gains while ensuring better consistency in models and tools used.

The reports on technical progress achieved at CO-LaN throughout the last 12 months showed that the developments of COBIA, the specific CAPE-OPEN middleware, of the CO-LaN Test Suite, and of the CAPE-OPEN Certification process are on track.

The meeting gave also the occasion to discover a new CAPE-OPEN component, ProTreat CAPE-OPEN Property Package from Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.. This new component adds to the already large offer of applications relying on CAPE-OPEN technology for interoperability.

Last but not least, the meeting gave the opportunity to look into future implementations and usages of CAPE-OPEN with Hafnium Labs, Molecular Quantum Solutions, Delft University of Technology, and discussions on CAPE-OPEN 2.0.

The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CO-LaN was an integral part of the event.

CAPE-OPEN 2022 Annual Meeting welcomed participants from Air Liquide, AmsterCHEM, AVEVA, BASF SE, BP, Bryan Research & Engineering LLC, Céondo GmbH, ENEA (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile), Evonik, Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP, FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia de Universidade do Porto, Inrigo AS, Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes, Fives Cryo, Hafnium Labs, KBC, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Linde Engineering, M R Woodman Consulting Ltd, Molecular Quantum Solutions, Mythri Metallizing Pvt Ltd, Pace CCS Ltd, Politecnico di Milano, ProSim SA, Shell, SINTEF, Sunfire GmbH, Tokyo Institute of Technology, TU Delft, Universität Kassel, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, University of Cape Town, University of Oslo, Upstream Development and Engineering Inc., US Environmental Protection Agency.