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NEPA CATEGORICAL EXCLUSIONS - 6/2017 TO PRESENT

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ARRA Date Title Recipient Name Location DOE/NETL Sponsors
N 08/15/2017 Pilot Test of Novel Electrochemical Membrane System for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Power Generation Prime: FuelCell Energy, Inc. Subs: AECOM Technology Corp., Southern Company Services Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 08/15/2017 Hybrid Encapsulated Ionic Liquids for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture University of Texas Austin, TX FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 08/14/2017 Stochastic Continuous-time Flexibility Scheduling and Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT OE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 08/10/2017 Chemi Absorption and Analysis Laboratory (ChemAAL) NETL/DOE Morgantown, WV FE/RIC/MEM/Materials Characterization Team
N 08/10/2017 Sensors with Intelligent Measurement Platform and Low-cost Equipment (SIMPLE) for Monitoring and Control of Medium Voltage Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Intermittent Distributed Energy Resources Prime: Commonwealth Edison Co. Subs: Quanta Technology LLC, University of Denver, San Diego Gas & Electric Multiple sites, Multiple states, and Canada OE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 08/10/2017 Charged Wellbore Casing Controlled Source Electromagnetics Colorado School of Mines (Field site) Bell Creek Oil Field, MT FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team
N 08/09/2017 In-Situ Pipeline Coatings for Methane Emissions Mitigation and Quantification from Natural Gas Infrastructure Prime: Oceanit Laboratories Sub: Rescue Pipeline Services, LLC Sheldon, TX FE/TDIC/OG/Natural Gas Team
N 08/09/2017 Novel Lighting Strategies for Circadian and Sleep Health in Shiftwork Applications Prime: University of California - San Diego Sub: BIOS Multiple sites, CA EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/09/2017 Data-Driven Modeling Preserving Controllable DER for Outage Management and Resiliency (AGGREGATE) Prime: Washington State University Subs: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Seattle City Light Multiple sites, Multiple states OE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 08/08/2017 Methane Mitigation Thermal Electric Generator (MMTEG) Prime: Gas Technology Institute Sub: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA FE/TDIC/OG/Unconventional Oil and Gas Team
N 08/04/2017 Medium Duty Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Utilizing an Electrified Axle Prime: McLaren Performance Technologies Subs: AVL, UPS, Dana Incorporated Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/04/2017 V2G Electric School Bus Commercialization Project Prime: Blue Bird Body Company Subs: EDI, Transportation Research Center, General Testing Laboratories, Automotive Enviro Testing Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/03/2017 Ultra High-Energy Lithium-Metal Batteries Based on 3-D Architectures of Ni-Pillared Monolayer 2-D MnO2 as Cathodes Wayne State University Detroit, MI EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/03/2017 Scalable Polymer Precursor Based LiPON Type Li-Metal Interface Enabled High Performance Li-Sulfur Battery Prime: Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. Subs: Daimler AG, University of Michigan, Michigan State University Multiple sites, Multiple states, and Germany EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/03/2017 Design, Processing, and Integration of Pouch-Format Cell for High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries General Motors LLC Warren, MI EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/02/2017 Matrix Study of Aged SOFC Performance and Materials Degradation (Phase II) Prime: Atrex Energy Inc. Sub: Boston University Multiple sites, MA FE/TDIC/Coal/Advanced Energy Systems Team
N 08/02/2017 Combining Fluorescence and Phosphorescence to Achieve Very Long Lifetime WOLEDs Prime: University of Southern California Sub: University of Michigan Los Angeles, CA Ann Arbor, MI EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/02/2017 Improved Radiative Recombination in AlGaInP LEDs Prime: Lumileds LLC Sub: Sandia National Laboratory Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/02/2017 Stable White OLEDs Enabled by New Materials with Reduced Excited-State Lifetimes Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 08/01/2017 3D Printed, Low Tortuosity Garnet Framework for Beyond 500 Wh/kg Batteries Prime: University of Maryland Subs: Army Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 08/01/2017 Advanced Electrolyte Supporting 500 Wh/Kg Li-C/NMC Batteries Prime: University of Maryland Sub: Army Research Laboratory Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 08/01/2017 500 Wh/Kg Batteries with Fluoride Conversion Cathodes and LiPON-Protected Li Anodes Prime: University of Maryland Subs: Army Research Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 07/31/2017 Transformer Station 11 Replacement TBD Morgantown, WV FE/LOC/FO/Engineering & Facilities Team
N 07/28/2017 Classification of Methane Emissions from Industrial Meters, Vintage vs. New Plastic Pipe, and Plastic-lined Steel and Cast Iron Pipe Prime: Gas Technology Institute Subs: AECOM, GHD Services, Inc. Multiple sites, CA FE/TDIC/OG/Unconventional Oil and Gas Team
N 07/28/2017 Development of Passive NC/Nox Trap Catalysts for Low Temperature Gasoline Applications University of Kentucky Research Foundation Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/28/2017 Investigating the Health Impacts of Outdoor Lighting Prime: Virginia Tech Sub: Thomas Jefferson University Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/28/2017 HardSoft AcidBase Chemistry to Detain Polysulfides Inside Li2S@Graphene Formed by Lithiothermic Reduction Prime: Oregon State University Sub: Argonne National Laboratory Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/28/2017 Design and Optimization of Structured Multi-Functional Trapping Catalysts for Conversion of Hydrocarbons and Nox from Diesel and Advanced Combustion Engines University of Houston Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/28/2017 High-Energy Solid-State Lithium Batteries with Organic Cathode Materials University of Houston Houston, TX EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/28/2017 Identification of Efficient and Stable Solid-Solid Electrochemical Interfaces Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station College Station, TX EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/27/2017 Highly Loaded Sulfur Cathode and Coated Separator for High Rate Li-Sulfur Batteries Prime: Cornell University Subs: EIC Labs, NAVAIR Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/27/2017 High Performance Green LEDs for Solid State Lighting University of California Santa Barbara, CA EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/27/2017 Predictive Tools Development for Low Cost Carbon Fiber Prime: University of Virginia Subs: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Penn State University, Solvay Composite Materials Carbon Fibers Multiple sites, Multiple states EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/21/2017 Electrochemically Stable High Energy Density LithiumSulfur Batteries University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/21/2017 Mask-Free OLED Fabrication Process for Non-Tunable and Tunable White OLED Panels OLEDWorks LLC Rochester, NY EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/21/2017 Sulfur Loaded MS2 Barrier for Control of Polysulfide Shuttling in Lithium Sulfur Batteries Research Foundation of SUNY at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/21/2017 Multifunctional Li-ion Conducting Interfacial Materials for Lithium Metal Batteries The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/20/2017 Zeolite Membrane Reactor for Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture Prime: Arizona State University Sub: University of Kentucky Lexington, KY FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 07/18/2017 Fundamental Studies on the Recovery of REEs from U.S. Coal and Coal By-products Prime: Virginia Tech Sub: University of Kentucky Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 07/18/2017 Integrated WGS/Pre-combustion Carbon Capture Process (New test location) Prime: TDA Research, Inc. Sub: Praxair Tonawanda, NY FE/TDIC/Coal/AES Team
N 07/17/2017 Implementing General Framework in MFIX for Radiative Heat Transfer in Gas-Solid Reacting Flows Prime: University of Wyoming Sub: University of California, Merced Laramie, WY Merced, CA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 07/17/2017 Scalable Nano-Scaffold SOFC Anode Architecture Enabling Direct Hydrocarbon Utilization (Phase II) Prime: WVU Research Corp. Sub: Atrex Energy Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Advanced Energy Systems Team
N 07/14/2017 Building 42 Mold Remediation (old Navy facility) TBD Morgantown, WV FE/LOC/FO/Engineering & Facilities Team
N 07/14/2017 Direct Injection 4.3L Propane Engine Research, Development, and Demonstration Prime: Blossman Services Sub: University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL EE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Team
N 07/13/2017 Robust Real-Time Modeling of Distribution Systems with Data-Driven Grid-Wise Observability Prime: Iowa State University Subs: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Siemens Industry Inc., Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative Multiple sites, Multiple states OE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 07/13/2017 Characterizing Ocean Acidification and Atmospheric Emission caused by Methane Released from Gas Hydrate Systems along the US Atlantic Margin (research cruise) Prime: University of Rochester Sub: US Geological Survey US Atlantic Margin FE/TDIC/OG/UOG Team
N 07/13/2017 Application of a Heat Integrated Post-Combustion CO2 Capture System with Hitachi Advanced Solvent into Existing Coal-Fired Power Plant Prime: University of Kentucky Research Sub: Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Smith Management Group (SMG), and Kentucky Utilities Company Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 07/13/2017 Kemper County Energy Facility CO2 Storage Complex Feasibility (Task 5.3 Well Drilling - Well #3) Prime: Southern States Energy Board Sub: Advanced Resources International Kemper County, MS FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team
N 07/10/2017 Sensor Enabled Predictive Analytics Iowa State University Ames, IA OE/TDIC/ETD/Energy Delivery & Security Team
N 07/10/2017 Bakken Rich Gas Enhanced Oil Recovery University of North Dakota EERC Grand Forks, ND Williams County, ND FE/TDIC/Oil & Gas/Unconventional Oil & Gas Team
N 07/06/2017 Phase II - Processing of SOFC Anodes for Enhanced Intermediate Temperature Catalytic Activity at High Fuel Utilization Boston University Boston, MA FE/TDIC/Coal/Advanced Energy Systems Team
N 07/05/2017 Large-Scale, GPU-Enhanced Approaches for Probing Multi-Component Alloys University of California - Riverside Riverside, CA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 07/05/2017 Novel Hybrid Ab Initio Model of High Performance Structural Alloys Design for Fossil Energy Power Plants Florida International University Miami, FL FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 07/03/2017 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements From Coal Mining Overburden Prime: Inventure Renewables Subs: Texas Minerals Resources Corp., Pennsylvania State University, K-Tech Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 07/02/2017 Developing Accelerated Test Protocols for Improving Robustness, Reliability, and Endurance of SOFC Cells Prime: University of South Carolina Subs: FuelCell Energy, LG Fuel Cell Systems, University of Louisiana Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Advanced Energy Systems Team
N 07/02/2017 Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of Postcombustion Carbon Capture (Subtask 2.4) Prime: University of North Dakota - EERC Subs: Milton R. Young Power Station, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 06/29/2017 Expedited Real Time Processing for the NETL HYPER Cyber-Physical System Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/29/2017 Classification of Methane Emissions from Industrial Meters, Vintage vs. New Plastic Pipe, and Plastic-lined Steel and Cast Iron Pipe Prime: Gas Technology Institute Subs: AECOM Multiple sites, MA FE/TDIC/OG/Unconventional Oil and Gas Team
N 06/28/2017 An Accelerated Creep Testing (ACT) Program for Advanced Creep Resistant Alloys for High Temperature Fossil Energy (FE) Applications University of Texas El Paso El Paso, TX FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/27/2017 Electrochemically Mediated Sorbent Regeneration in CO2 Scrubbing Processes Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 06/27/2017 Phase II Field Demonstration at Plant Smith Generating Station (Phase Two-Plant Smith field site) Prime: EPRI Sub: CH2MHill Southport, FL FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team
N 06/23/2017 Applying Anodic Stripping Voltammetry to Complex Wastewater Streams for Rapid Metal Detection University of California Riverside, CA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/23/2017 Methods to Enhance Wellbore Cement Integrity with Microbially-Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP) Montana State University - field site Owensville, Gibson County, IN FE/TDIC/Oil and Gas/Unconventional Oil and Gas Team
N 06/23/2017 Wellbore Leakage Mitigation Using Advanced Mineral Precipitation Strategies Gorgas Steam Plant Parrish, AL FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team
N 06/22/2017 Albany Site Cabling Upgrades Lee Jensen Albany, OR FE/LOC/FO/Engineering & Facilities Team
N 06/22/2017 Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) Crude Oil Quality Testing and Analysis DOE HQ SPR - Core Laboratories Houston, TX FE/FAC/Acquisition/Financial Assistance Team B
N 06/22/2017 Production of Salable Rare Earth Products from Coal and Coal Byproducts in the U.S. Using Advanced Separation Processes Prime: Marshall Miller & Associates Subs: University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, The Anchor House, Blue Line Corporation, Cumberland Mine Services, Minerals Refining Company, West Virginia University, and Outotec Multiple sites, Multiple states, and Finland FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/20/2017 Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater Treatment University New Mexico Albuquerque, NM FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/20/2017 REE Identification and Characterization of Coal and Coal By-Products Containing High Rare Earth Element Concentrations XLight Corporation Multiple sites, PA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/20/2017 Recovery of Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from Coal Mine Drainage Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA FE/TDIC/Coal/Enabling Technologies & Partnerships
N 06/20/2017 Injection and Tracking of Micro Seismic Sound Generators to Optimize UOG Development Paulsson, Inc. Van Nuys, CA FE/TDIC/OG/Natural Gas Team
N 06/09/2017 Nano-Engineered Catalyst Supported on Ceramic Hollow Fibers for the Utilization of CO2 in Dry Reforming to Produce Syngas Prime: GTI Sub: Missouri University of Science & Technology Des Plaines, IL Rolla, MO FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 06/06/2017 High Energy Systems for Transforming CO2 to Valuable Products Prime: Gas Technology Institute Sub: Dr. Arunabha Basu (consultant) Aurora, IL FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Capture Team
N 06/05/2017 Kemper County Energy Facility CO2 Storage Complex Feasibility Prime: Southern States Energy Board Sub: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA FE/TDIC/Coal/Carbon Storage Team
N 06/05/2017 Characterization of Gathering and Boosting Stations Colorado State University Multiple sites, Multiple states FE/TDIC/OG/Natural Gas Team