Picture of Olaf BERGLIHN, representative of SINTEF (2021)At the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting, Olaf Trygve BERGHLIHN, research scientist at SINTEF and representative of SINTEF in CO-LaN, presented (PDF, 4045 Kbytes) on SINTEF’s current efforts and plans with respect to CAPE-OPEN.

The live recording of this presentation is available on the CAPE-OPEN Channel at YouTube.

Olaf is currently a Visiting Research at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), CU-Boulder, Colorado, USA where he continues to work on projects involving CAPE-OPEN. RASEI is a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Olaf’s presentation can be outlined under three major points:

  1. Establish CO2 capture solvent models in COBIA,
  2. Transition in-house gas liquid contactor model to COBIA,
  3. Some general perspectives on COBIA and interfacing, standards library, use under Linux.

After briefly describing what SINTEF is as an organization, Olaf gave some facts on the history between SINTEF and CO-LaN, including his past personal involvement. He then explained why CAPE-OPEN was not picked up at first by SINTEF. Subsequently, Olaf mentioned the advantages SINTEF sees in COBIA within an organization that heavily relies on Linux environments while SINTEF also needs to use Windows environments. The requirement of platform independence fulfilled by COBIA appeals therefore to SINTEF as well as the ease of implementation brought by COBIA. Several possibilities to make use of COBIA are either in the prototyping or planning phases. Olaf concluded his presentation by providing a wish-list on the COBIA approach of CAPE-OPEN.