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 Water, Munitions Response, Resource 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 Focus Areas


Environmental Restoration
ER Topic-21-B2: Management of Contaminated Groundwater
ER21-5041Development and Demonstration of PFAS-LEACH—A Comprehensive Decision Support Platform for Predicting PFAS Leaching in Source ZonesBo GuoUniversity of Arizona
ER21-5045Sonolysis-Based In Situ PFAS Treatment Within an HRX WellCraig DivineArcadis US, Inc.
ER21-5086Sustainable Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Acidic Aquifers Paul HatzingerAptim Federal Services, LLC
ER21-5096Bioaugmented Phytoremediation to Treat 1,4-Dioxane Contaminated GroundwaterJerald SchnoorUniversity of Iowa
ER21-5101Field-Scale Demonstration of a Novel Real-Time Sensor for PFASSandra Mejia-AvendanoArcadis US, Inc.
ER21-5104Demonstration of a High Resolution Passive Profiler (HRPP) for Characterizing the Distribution of PFAS in GroundwaterWilliam JacksonTexas Tech University
ER21-5119Onsite Demonstration of Thermal Desorption Coupled with Thermal Oxidation Technology to Treat Solid PFAS-Impacted Soil Investigation-Derived WasteFrank BarrancoEA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
ER21-5124Low-Cost, Passive In Situ Treatment of PFAS-Impacted Groundwater Using Foam Fractionation in an Air Sparge TrenchDung NguyenCDM Smith
ER21-5136Nanofiltration Followed by Electrical Discharge Plasma for Destruction of PFAS and Co-contaminants in Groundwater: A Treatment Train ApproachStephen RichardsonGSI Environmental Inc.
ER21-5187Characterizing PFAS in Groundwater: Assessment of Tools and Fluorine BalancesCharles Schaefer  CDM Smith
ER21-5198Developing a Framework for Monitored Natural Attenuation at PFAS SitesDavid AdamsonGSI Environmental Inc.
ER21-5152Demonstration of Cost Effective and Sustainable Destruction of PFAS in Concentrated Waste StreamsJohn (Zhong) XiongHaley & Aldrich, Inc.
ER21-5226Procedure for Generating Optimized Numerical Models from the New Generation of Advanced Geologic Site Conceptual Models Developed Using Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy (ESS)Murray EinarsonHaley & Aldrich, Inc.
ER21-5229Comprehensive Assessment of Applying Modified Clays using Jet Grouting for In Situ Isolation versus Stabilization of PFAS Source ZonesChadi El MohtarUniversity of Texas at Austin
ER Topic-21-B3: Long Term Management of Contaminated Aquatic Sediments
ER21-5021A High-Resolution, Optically-Based Chemical Contaminant Monitoring System for Remedy Performance Evaluation at DoD Contaminated Sediment SitesGrace ChangIntegral Consulting Inc.
ER Topic-21-D1: Environmental Restoration
ER21-5237Demonstrating a Multi-Scale Thermal and Electromagnetic Technologies Toolbox for Improved Mapping and Monitoring of Contaminated Groundwater Discharges to Surface WaterRamona IeryNaval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 


Installation Energy and Water
EW Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
EW21-5007Strategic Integration of Innovative Lighting Retrofits and Controls Across DoDScott SchuetterSlipstream
EW21-5008Demonstration of Cost-Effective, Modular, Scalable, and Repeatable Building Level Energy Storage SystemSean WaltersYotta Solar Inc.
EW21-5090Integrating Building Level Storage Across Multiple Buildings Using Innovative Performance ContractsJulian LambParagon Robotics
EW Topic-21-B8/D6: Enhanced Energy Resiliency
EW21-5056Micro-Combined Heat and Power for Enhanced Energy ResiliencyAlex LovalloGas Technology Institute
EW21-5077Ultra-Resilient & Energy Efficient DC MicrogridJohn SausseleDayWatt LLC
EW21-5127Securing Resilient On-Base Microgrids  James TaylorOnclave Networks, Inc.
EW21-5129Applying Semantic Metadata Standardization Demonstration at DoD FacilitiesChris BattistiU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 
EW21-5169Dynamic Demand/Response System for Load Awareness and Management of Wastewater Aeration, Reducing Life Cycle and Operational Energy CostsDiego RossoWatergate Environmental Technologies LLC
EW21-5195Providing Energy Resilience with an ROINathan JohnsonArizona State University
EW21-5204Energy Disturbance Resiliency through Automated Fault Isolation and RestorationLee MelvilleSEL Engineering Services, Inc.
EW21-5214Energy Resilience Using Intellirupters for an EDG/PV/BESS MicrogridAudrey OxendineU.S. Army Fort Bragg
EW Topic-21-B9/D7: Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstrations Integrated with Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC)
EW21-5051Integration of Innovative RCx Processes into UESC model for DoDUday MathurPG&E
EW21-5141Tunable White LEDPaul KistlerNaval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 
EW Topic-21-B10/D8: Enhanced Installation Water Resiliency
EW21-5093Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Leak Detection Technology for Real-Time Drinking Water Distribution System Leak MonitoringSteven FannNaval Facilities Engineering Command Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center 
EW21-5140Implementing Hydrologic Design to address Non-Stationary ClimateMark WigmostaPacific Northwest National Laboratory
EW21-5179Coupled Modeling to Support Evaluation of Mission-Assurance Risk from Disruption of Water InfrastructureNoah GarfinkleU.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
MR21-5243CMRE UXO test site implementation, demonstration and maintenanceStefano BiaginiCentre for Maritime Research and Experimentation 
MR Topic-21-D2: Munitions Response
MR21-5066Classification of Underwater UXO from Dynamic EMI Survey DataShawn MulvaneyU.S. Naval Research Laboratory
MR21-5207Munitions Response Library for Site ManagementAllison PenkoU.S. Naval Research Laboratory


Resource Conservation and Resiliency
RC Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
RC21-5121Validation and Implementation of an Aquatic Invasive Species BiochipTaylor WilcoxNational Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation
RC Topic-21-B6: Coastal Total Water Level Model Comparative Assessment
RC21-5028Comparative Assessment of Total Water Levels for Coastal Military Facility Readiness and Resilience Using Numerical ModelsJack PuleoUniversity of Delaware
RC Topic-21-D3: Resource Conservation and Resiliency
RC21-5185Remote, Near-Real-Time, Autonomous Acoustic Monitoring of Military Lands for At-Risk SpeciesPatrick WolffU.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory 


Weapons Systems and Platforms
WP Topic-21-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
WP21-5223Focused Transition of SERDP/ESTCP Technologies in Field Maintenance Activities as an Innovative Means to Facilitate ImplementationJohn ReppElzly Technology Corporation
WP Topic-21-D4: Weapons Systems and Platforms
WP21-5018Power Demonstration of Green Propellant for F-16 Emergency Power UnitTosh FarrHill Air Force Base, Secondary Power Systems
WP21-5033Demonstration of Mold and Mildew Preventative Epoxy Coatings for Naval Ship Interior CoatingsCharles WhiteNaval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
WP21-5126Demonstration/Validation of Aluminum-Rich Primer on DoD Aviation PlatformsMichael BrindzaNaval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division 
WP21-5154Qualification and Demonstration of Oxsol-Free and Low-VOC Topcoats for Surface Ships and SubmarinesJames TagertU.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WP21-5212Water Mist Fire Suppression as an Alternative to Military Specification Foam in Aircraft HangarsBridgett AshleyAir Force Civil Engineer Center