Is distillation a mature technology? Is there really no more room for new innovations in distillation technologies? FRI’s President, Jose Bravo, recently published an article in the August issue of Chemical Engineering Progress discussing why current thinking on the state of distillation technologies is flawed. He provides an informative overview of advancements over the past three decades, as well as future needs. As discussed in this article, and illustrated by FRI’s growing research queue, there are abundant opportunities for industrial advancements of value still out there.