ACES (Advanced Chemical Engineering Solutions) is DSM’s global competence center for process and product technology and part of DSM Ahead R&D. ACES has over 50 experts engaged in advanced research, unit operation design and scale up in the fields of Crystallization, filtration, solids characterization, and several other solids technologies, surface processes, chemical reaction engineering, transport phenomena, chemical process modelling and logistics modelling, molecular separations such as distillation, extraction and membrane separation and thermodynamics. In addition to the thorough knowledge and practical experience of experts, the knowledge centre has the advantage of its extensive experimental research facilities. ACES carries out most of its research for DSM units. These expertises are also available to other companies.