ESTCP Announces FY 2021 New Start Project Selections


ESTCP has selected forty-five new start projects to begin in FY 2021. These projects responded to the FY 2021 ESTCP solicitation for Environmental and Installation Energy and Water Technologies. Topics addressed by these projects include innovative technology transfer approaches; management of contaminated groundwater; long term management of contaminated aquatic sediments; improved energy efficiency and security; munitions response in underwater environments; enhanced energy and installation water resiliency; building level energy storage systems; and coastal total water level model comparative assessment.

The tables below list the FY 2021 ESTCP new start projects for Environmental Restoration, Installation Energy and WaterMunitions ResponseResource Conservation and Resiliency, and  Weapons Systems and Platforms.  

As project overviews become available, a link to each project webpage will be provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Program Areas

Environmental Restoration

ER Topic-21-B2: Management of Contaminated Groundwater
ER21-5041 Development and Demonstration of PFAS-LEACH—A Comprehensive Decision Support Platform for Predicting PFAS Leaching in Source Zones Bo Guo University of Arizona
ER21-5045 Sonolysis-Based In Situ PFAS Treatment Within an HRX Well Craig Divine Arcadis US, Inc.
ER21-5086 Sustainable Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Acidic Aquifers  Paul Hatzinger Aptim Federal Services, LLC
ER21-5096 Bioaugmented Phytoremediation to Treat 1,4-Dioxane Contaminated Groundwater Jerald Schnoor University of Iowa
ER21-5101 Field-Scale Demonstration of a Novel Real-Time Sensor for PFAS Sandra Mejia-Avendano Arcadis US, Inc.
ER21-5104 Demonstration of a High Resolution Passive Profiler (HRPP) for Characterizing the Distribution of PFAS in Groundwater William Jackson Texas Tech University
ER21-5119 Onsite Demonstration of Thermal Desorption Coupled with Thermal Oxidation Technology to Treat Solid PFAS-Impacted Soil Investigation-Derived Waste Frank Barranco EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
ER21-5124 Low-Cost, Passive In Situ Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Groundwater Using Foam Fractionation in an Air Sparge Trench Dung Nguyen CDM Smith
ER21-5136 Nanofiltration Followed by Electrical Discharge Plasma for Destruction of PFAS and Co-contaminants in Groundwater: A Treatment Train Approach Stephen Richardson GSI Environmental Inc.
ER21-5187 Characterizing PFAS in Groundwater: Assessment of Tools and Fluorine Balances Charles Schaefer   CDM Smith
ER21-5198 Developing a Framework for Monitored Natural Attenuation at PFAS Sites David Adamson GSI Environmental Inc.
ER21-5152 Demonstration of Cost Effective and Sustainable Destruction of PFAS in Concentrated Waste Streams John (Zhong) Xiong Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
ER21-5226 Procedure for Generating Optimized Numerical Models from the New Generation of Advanced Geologic Site Conceptual Models Developed Using Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy (ESS) Murray Einarson Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
ER21-5229 Comprehensive Assessment of Applying Modified Clays using Jet Grouting for In Situ Isolation versus Stabilization of PFAS Source Zones Chadi El Mohtar University of Texas at Austin
ER Topic-21-B3: Long Term Management of Contaminated Aquatic Sediments
ER21-5021 A High-Resolution, Optically-Based Chemical Contaminant Monitoring System for Remedy Performance Evaluation at DoD Contaminated Sediment Sites Grace Chang Integral Consulting Inc.
ER Topic-21-D1: Environmental Restoration
ER21-5237 Demonstrating a Multi-Scale Thermal and Electromagnetic Technologies Toolbox for Improved Mapping and Monitoring of Contaminated Groundwater Discharges to Surface Water Ramona Iery Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 

Installation Energy and Water

EW Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
EW21-5007 Strategic Integration of Innovative Lighting Retrofits and Controls Across DoD Scott Schuetter Slipstream
EW21-5184 RMF Self-Assessment Tool (R-SAT) Technology Transfer Aura Lee Keating IPERC
EW Topic-21-B7: Building Level Energy Storage Systems
EW21-5008 Demonstration of Cost-Effective, Modular, Scalable, and Repeatable Building Level Energy Storage System Sean Walters Yotta Solar Inc.
EW21-5090 Integrating Building Level Storage Across Multiple Buildings Using Innovative Performance Contracts Julian Lamb Paragon Robotics
EW Topic-21-B8/D6: Enhanced Energy Resiliency
EW21-5056 Micro-Combined Heat and Power for Enhanced Energy Resiliency Alex Lovallo Gas Technology Institute
EW21-5077 Ultra-Resilient & Energy Efficient DC Microgrid John Saussele DayWatt LLC
EW21-5127 Securing Resilient On-Base Microgrids   James Taylor Onclave Networks, Inc.
EW21-5129 Applying Semantic Metadata Standardization Demonstration at DoD Facilities Chris Battisti U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 
EW21-5169 Dynamic Demand/Response System for Load Awareness and Management of Wastewater Aeration, Reducing Life Cycle and Operational Energy Costs Diego Rosso Watergate Environmental Technologies LLC
EW21-5195 Providing Energy Resilience with an ROI Nathan Johnson Arizona State University
EW21-5204 Energy Disturbance Resiliency through Automated Fault Isolation and Restoration Lee Melville SEL Engineering Services, Inc.
EW21-5214 Energy Resilience Using Intellirupters for an EDG/PV/BESS Microgrid Audrey Oxendine U.S. Army Fort Bragg
EW Topic-21-B9/D7: Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstrations Integrated with Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC)
EW21-5051 Integration of Innovative RCx Processes into UESC model for DoD Uday Mathur PG&E
EW21-5141 Tunable White LED Paul Kistler Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 
EW Topic-21-B10/D8: Enhanced Installation Water Resiliency
EW21-5093 Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leak Detection Technology for Real-Time Drinking Water Distribution System Leak Monitoring Steven Fann Naval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 
EW21-5140 Implementing Hydrologic Design to address Non-Stationary Climate Mark Wigmosta Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
EW21-5179 Coupled Modeling to Support Evaluation of Mission-Assurance Risk from Disruption of Water Infrastructure Noah Garfinkle U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 

Munitions Response

MR Topic-21-B4: Detection, Classification, and Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments
MR21-5243 CMRE UXO test site implementation, demonstration and maintenance Stefano Biagini Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation 
MR Topic-21-D2: Munitions Response
MR21-5066 Classification of Underwater UXO from Dynamic EMI Survey Data Shawn Mulvaney U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
MR21-5207 Munitions Response Library for Site Management Allison Penko U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Resource Conservation and Resiliency

RC Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
RC21-5121 Validation and Implementation of an Aquatic Invasive Species Biochip Taylor Wilcox National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation
RC Topic-21-B6: Coastal Total Water Level Model Comparative Assessment
RC21-5028 Comparative Assessment of Total Water Levels for Coastal Military Facility Readiness and Resilience Using Numerical Models Jack Puleo University of Delaware
RC Topic-21-D3: Resource Conservation and Resiliency
RC21-5185 Remote, Near-Real-Time, Autonomous Acoustic Monitoring of Military Lands for At-Risk Species Patrick Wolff U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WP Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
WP21-5223 Focused Transition of SERDP/ESTCP Technologies in Field Maintenance Activities as an Innovative Means to Facilitate Implementation John Repp Elzly Technology Corporation
WP Topic-21-D4: Weapons Systems and Platforms
WP21-5018 Power Demonstration of Green Propellant for F-16 Emergency Power Unit Tosh Farr Hill Air Force Base, Secondary Power Systems
WP21-5033 Demonstration of Mold and Mildew Preventative Epoxy Coatings for Naval Ship Interior Coatings Charles White Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
WP21-5126 Demonstration/Validation of Aluminum-Rich Primer on DoD Aviation Platforms Michael Brindza Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division 
WP21-5154 Qualification and Demonstration of Oxsol-Free and Low-VOC Topcoats for Surface Ships and Submarines James Tagert U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WP21-5212 Water Mist Fire Suppression as an Alternative to Military Specification Foam in Aircraft Hangars Bridgett Ashley Air Force Civil Engineer Center

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