The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) has selected 47 new projects to begin in 2024. These projects responded to the FY 2024 ESTCP Solicitation. The tables below list the new projects for Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Installation Energy and Water, Resource Conservation and Resilience, and Weapons Systems and Platforms.

This cohort of projects will focus on demonstrating and validating technologies that address a wide range of environmental and energy challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD), including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) treatment and management; installation energy and water resilience; underwater unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection, natural and cultural resource management; and safe and sustainable products for maintaining and operating defense assets. 

Environmental Restoration

Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches 
ER24-8052Development of an Interactive, Web-Based Application for Accessing Comprehensive Environmental Regulatory Criteria from CONUS and OCONUS LocationsLisa KammerWeston Solutions, Inc.
Management of Impacted Soils and Groundwater
ER24-8358Bioaccumulation Protocol for Integrating Results from Abiotic and Biotic Materials with Geochemistry for Site-Specific Management at DoD SitesKenia WhiteheadGSI Environmental Inc.
ER24-8246Evaluation of Ball Milling as a Destruction Technique for PFAS in Impacted SoilKapish GobindlalEnvironmental Decontamination (NZ) Limited
ER24-8236Application of Novel In Situ Flushing Technique for Treatment of PFAS Impacted SoilPurshotam JuriasinganiTetra Tech, Inc
ER24-8200Two PFAS Remediation Models for Understanding and Managing PFAS in the Saturated ZoneCharles NewellGSI Environmental Inc.
ER24-8187Phytoremediation of PFAS-impacted Soil & GroundwaterDavid HuffNutter & Associates Inc.
ER24-8160Framework for Site Specific Source Strength and Leaching at AFFF SourcesJoseph QuinnanArcadis US
ER24-8156Thermal Steam Plasma Treatment of Volatile PFAS Emissions from Thermal Destructive TechnologiesStephen RichardsonGSI Environmental Inc.
ER24-8144Field Demonstration of Pile Cloth Media Filtration and Microsorbents to Remove PFAS and Sediment from Surface Water and Stormwater RunoffJoseph QuinnanArcadis US
ER24-8116In Situ Soil Flushing to Reduce PFAS Mass Discharge to Groundwater Charles SchaeferCDM Smith
ER24-8094Field Validation of Sampling Methodologies for PFASDung NguyenCDM Smith
ER24-8037Lysimeters for PFAS Investigations: Temporal Variability & RepresentativenessCharles SchaeferCDM Smith
Environmental Restoration
ER24-8303Sorbent Onsite Testing Apparatus (SOTA) for Rapid Evaluation of Novel SorbentsNicholas HaymanNaval Information Warfare Center Pacific

Munitions Response

Detection, Classification, Localization, and Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments 
MR24-8267Extending the Operational Envelope of the UltraTEM Marine SystemStephen BillingsBlack Tusk Geophysics
MR24-8219Evaluation of Sensor Technologies at the Hawaii Munitions Test Range ComplexMargo EdwardsApplied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii

Resource Conservation

Advancing Technology for Monitoring and Assessment of Natural Resources on DoD Lands 
RC24-8248Adaptive Wetland Mapper: Generalizable Multi-purpose Tool for Mapping Wetland Cover Types and Ecosystem ServicesIryna DronovaUniversity of California, Berkeley
RC24-8239A Fusion Approach to Geolocating Natural ResourcesDonna DelparteIdaho State University
RC24-8162Demonstrating Improved Accuracy, Consistency, and Efficiency of DoD Ecosystem Monitoring Using Laser Scanning TechnologyE. Louise LoudermilkUSDA Forest Service Southern Research Station
RC24-8126Validation of Automated Monitoring Technology for Reintroduced Populations of the Federally Threatened Eastern Indigo SnakeWade RybergTexas A&M AgriLife Research
Advancing Technology for Rapid Survey and Assessment of Cultural Resources on DoD Lands
RC24-8133Advancing LiDAR Applications for DoD Cultural Resource Management Through Machine Learning Algorithms for Archaeological Survey and Risk Modeling for Cultural Resource Hazard AssessmentsGrant SnitkerNMC, Inc.
RC24-8054tDAR Military Repository: Historic Preservation Data Management Solution for the DoD Christopher NicholsonArizona State University
Resource Conservation and Resilience
RC24-8265Deep Learning to Improve the Effectiveness of Automated Bat Call ClassificationPatrick WolffU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
RC24-8222Demonstration of Airborne Environmental DNA Analysis for Improving Detection and Surveillance of Threatened and Endangered Species on DoD LandsMark JohnsonU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Weapons Systems & Platforms

Weapons Systems and Platforms
WP24-8294Fluorinert Replacements for Slurry CoatingJohn LatwinasU.S. Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
WP24-8271Demonstration of In Situ Electrochlorination Technology for Potable Water DisinfectionJared ChurchNaval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
WP24-8069MIL-PRF-24596 Coating with Antimicrobial PropertiesCharles WhiteNaval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
WP24-8060Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) Coating for USAF WheelsMichael FroningAir Force Life Cycle Management Center
WP24-7993Field-scale Demonstration of Second Generation PFAS-free Foams with Various Foam-Delivery NozzlesSatya ChauhanBattelle

Installation Energy and Water

Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches 
EW24-8152Application of Machine Learning for DoD Meter Data AnalysisJay TulleyU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
EW24-8148Immersive Environment Retro-commissioning Training ToolsJay TulleyU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Energy Resilience on DoD Installations
EW24-8207Corrosion Mitigation of HVAC Equipment for Energy ResilienceMichael WestAdvantek Consulting, Inc.
EW24-8190Coordinated Control of Electric Thermal Storage and Distributed Energy Resources for Enhancing Energy Resilience and Decarbonizing DoD Installations in Cold ClimatesXin JinNational Renewable Energy Laboratory
EW24-8139Measuring Resilience Process (MRP) Tri-Service DemonstrationRichard HartmanAir Force Office of Energy Assurance 
EW24-8077Variable and Dynamic, High Performance Roof Top Units Comprised of Heating and Cooling Heat Pump Blades from Commodity Components for Resilient, Reliable and Efficient HVACJoseph HagermanGeorgia Institute of Technology
EW24-8041Critical Out-of-Band Resiliency Awareness (COBRA)Mark HuberMIT Lincoln Laboratory
EW24-8006DoD Building Controls Design ToolJoseph BushU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
EW24-7969Passive Radiative Cooling to Reduce Energy Consumption, Prevent the Heat Island Effect and Improve Thermal ComfortSohrab GodrejSkyCool Systems Inc.
Planning for Zero-Emission Heavy Duty Vehicles on DoD Installations
EW24-8183Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption Scenario Analysis and Charging OptimizationAmelia MusselmanLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
EW24-8131Zero Emissions Planning for Heavy-Duty Electrification Research Infrastructure Study (ZEPHER-IS)Ben PaczkowskiU.S. Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Transition DoD’s Grounds Maintenance Equipment to Zero-Emission Alternatives
EW24-8330A Tabletop Study for the Pathway to Achieve Resilient Zero-Emission Grounds Maintenance EquipmentFranklin HolcombU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Water Resilience on DoD Installations
EW24-8354Water Reuse Analysis and Decision Support ToolMichael DuczynskiU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
EW24-8310Incorporating Contextual Water Security Planning for Improved DoD Installation ResilienceBradley MachadoU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
EW24-8306Tri- Service Water Security Decision Tool (3X-WSDT)Madeleine WhiteNAVFAC EXWC
EW24-8026Water Resilience AssessmentAmelia ServiMIT Lincoln Laboratory
EW24-7973Long-Term Infrastructure Investment Strategies for Resilience and SustainmentChristopher ChiniPacific Northwest National Laboratory
Engaging Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and Utilities to Demonstrate Innovative Technologies
EW24-8122Digital Additive Manufacturing Process for Customizable and Cost-Effective Panelized Exterior Wall Insulation Retrofit at Detroit ArsenalEric StevensAmeresco, Inc.
EW24-7997Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Technology to Reduce On-Site and Grid Peak Electric Demand and Reduce Energy Costs at DoD InstallationsHung NgoAmeresco, Inc.



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