ESTCP has selected thirty-seven new start projects to begin in FY 2018. These projects responded to the FY 2018 ESTCP Environmental Technologies and Installation Energy and Water solicitations. Topics addressed by these projects include management and remediation of chemical contaminants;  improved energy efficiency and security; munitions response in underwater environments; improved management of natural resources,  management of waste at forward operating bases, and green manufacturing and maintenance of weapons systems and platforms.

The tables below list the FY 2018 ESTCP new start projects for Environmental Restoration, Installation Energy and Water, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms.  As project overviews become available, links from the project numbers will be provided below. Information on these and other SERDP and ESTCP projects is also available under Focus Areas.

Environmental Restoration


A Short Course on Stable Isotope Approaches for Determining the Fate and Distinguishing Sources of Contaminants at DoD Sites

Paul Hatzinger

APTIM Federal Services, LLC


Expansion & Improvement of ESTCP’s ER Wiki

Robert Borden

Draper Aden Associates, Inc.


Removal and Destruction of PFAS and Co-contaminants from Groundwater

Nathan Hagelin

Amec Foster Wheeler


Evaluation and Life Cycle Comparison of Ex-Situ Treatment Technologies for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in Groundwater

Alice Fulmer

Water Research Foundation


Cost Effective Management of Chlorinated Solvents, 1,4-Dioxane, and Other Recalcitrant Compounds in Deep, Large, Dilute Plumes through Enhanced In Situ Aerobic Cometabolic Biodegradation

Min-Ying Chu

Haley & Aldrich, Inc.


Field Demonstration of an Integrated Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron–Hydrogen Peroxide Process for Complete Destruction of Munitions Compounds in Wastewater

Brian Hubbard

U.S. Army


Long Term Monitoring of Activated Carbon Amendment to Reduce PCB Bioavailability in Sediments at an Active Shipyard

Gunther Rosen

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific


Determination of Residual Low-Order Detonation Particle Characteristics

Matthew Bigl

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory


Installation Energy and Water


Technology Transfer With Targeted Learning Credit Modules

John Archibald

American Solar, Inc.


Military Energy Resilience Catalyst

Michael Wu

Converge Strategies


Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) Technology Transfer

Chuck Hammock

Andrews, Hammock & Powell, Inc.


Patch Management/Continuous Monitoring and Detection for Energy Management Control Systems

Michael Trautman

FoxGuard Solutions, Inc.


Fast and Secure Integration of Industrial Controls using a Common Configuration

Julian Lamb

Paragon Robotics, LLC


Building Automation System Enumeration and Configuration (BASEC)

Billy Rios



UESC Implementation of a High Efficiency Dehumidification System

Scot Duncan

Conservant Systems, Inc.


Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) as a DoD facilities UESC Energy Conservation Measure

Christopher Hood

Gulf Power Company


Targeted Retrofit Demonstrations using Simplified Screening for Envelope and Duct Leakage

Mark Modera

University of California, Davis


Performance-based UESC Pilot for Unitary DX Equipment Maintenance

Michael West

Advantek Consulting


Technologies Integration to Achieve Resilient, Low-Energy Military Installations

Alexander Zhivov

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory


Lean Methods for Defense Energy Innovation

Richard Carlin

Office of Naval Research


Facility-related Control System Authorization Framework

William Horner

United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command


Virtual Power Station for Naval Facilities

Luke Richards

Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center


Control system Agnostic Secure Enclave (CASE)

Joseph Bush

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory


Technology Transfer of an Installation Planning Tool for Energy, Water and Waste

Peter Ellis

Big Ladder Software, LLC

Munitions Response


Multi-Sensor Towbody (MuST) for Detection, Classification, and Geolocation of Underwater Munitions

Kevin Williams

University of Washington


Cut and Capture System Technology for Demilitarization of Underwater Munitions

Steven Schmit

Gradient Technology


Resource Conservation and Resiliency


Use of sUAS/UAS to Cost Effectively Monitor Eagle Nesting

Samantha Phillips

Select Engineering Services


Enhancing the Capability and Efficiency of DoD Land Management by using Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Assess the Impacts of Fires and Coastal Storms

David Johnston

Duke University


Windshield to Joystick: Demonstration and Validation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Monitoring Methodologies Used for Natural Resource Assessment on Military Lands

Heidi Howard

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory


Use of the “Data Mule” Unmanned Aircraft System to Remotely Download Ground Based Sensor Data on Military Lands

David Delaney

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Weapons Systems and Platforms


Demonstration and Validation of a Battalion-Scale Waste To Energy Conversion System

Matthew Young

MSW Power Corporation


Rotary Waste to Energy Converter for Overseas Contingency Operations

Paul Amodeo

State University of New York, Cobleskill


Deployable Waste to Energy Convertor (DWECX) for Expeditionary Contingency Bases with Thermal Energy to Electrical Power System (TEEPS)

Jean Lucas

Enercon Systems, Inc.


Environmental Friendly Paint Removal from Military Components

Michael Froning

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center


Validation and Demonstration of Relative Humidity Controlled Accelerated Corrosion Test: New Specification Development

Victor Rodriguez-Santiago

Naval Air Systems Command


Impact of Cleaning Tools on Wear of Biofouling Control Coating Systems

Elizabeth Haslbeck

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division


Demonstration of Green Delay with T-10 Performance

Andrew Ihnen

Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division


Low Emission Thermal Processing of Munitions Constituents

Erik Tolmachoff

Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division


Chrome-Free Coating Systems

Michael Mayo

PPG Industries, Inc.