The Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) has selected 50 new projects to begin in FY 2023. These projects responded to the FY 2023 ESTCP Topics.

The tables below list the FY 2023 ESTCP new projects for Environmental Restoration, Climate Resilience, Installation Energy and Water, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resilience, and Weapons Systems and Platforms.

Environmental Restoration

ER Topic-23-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
ER23-7659 Delivering a More Accurate, Representative, and Useful Geologic Log to the ESTCP Remediation Community Jessica Meyer University of Iowa
ER23-7678 In Situ Management of PFAS in Groundwater Paul Hatzinger Aptim Federal Services, LLC
ER23-7692 Podcast Series for SERDP & ESTCP PFAS Research and Demonstrations Theresa Guillette Arcadis, U.S., Inc.
ER23-7898 Mobile App for Interactive SERDP & ESTCP Project Dashboard: PFAS In-Depth Yue Li GSI Environmental Inc.
ER Topic-23-B2: Management of Impacted Groundwater
ER23-7754 Assessing Mass Discharge from PFAS Vadose vs. Saturated Zone vs. Matrix Diffusion Sources to Improve Conceptual Models and DoD RI/FS Charles Newell GSI Environmental Inc.
ER23-7850 Integrated Toolkit for Measuring and Predicting Vadose Zone Mass Discharge of PFAS Mark Brusseau University of Arizona
ER23-7939 Sustainable On-Site Removal and Destruction of PFAS Using Surface Active Foam Fractionation and Supercritical Water Oxidation Kent Sorenson Allonnia
ER Topic-23-B3: Long-term Management of Impacted Aquatic Sediments
ER23-7741 Demonstration of a Commercially Available Peeper Passive Sampler for PFAS in Sediment Jason Conder Geosyntec Consultants
ER Topic-23-D1: Environmental Restoration
ER23-7881 Evaluating Abiotic Processes when Transitioning to Monitored Natural Attenuation Ramona Iery NAVFAC EXWC

Climate Resilience

CR Topic-23-B14: Impact of Climate Change on DoD Buildings
CR23-7668 Weather Effects on the Lifecycle of DoD Equipment Replacement (WELDER) 2.0: Climate Change Impacts on DoD Infrastructure Condition, Lifecycle, and Cost Peter Larsen Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
CR23-7759 Integrated Energy Systems for Enhanced Climate Adaptation Mikhail Chester Arizona State University
CR Topic-23-B15/D13: Climate Impacts on DoD Water Infrastructure
CR23-7762 Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts to Groundwater, Stormwater, and Wastewater Infrastructure at Coastal Military Facilities Carolyn Voter University of Delaware
CR23-7796 Integrated Modelling for Climate Vulnerability Assessment of Department of Defense Water Infrastructure Daniel Eisenberg Naval Postgraduate School
CR Topic-23-B16/D14: Analyzing the Impacts of Weather Events on DoD Installations
CR23-7838 Enhancing Decision Making Capabilities Through Analysis of Severe Weather Impacts to Department of Defense Installations Peter Schultz ICF
CR23-7867 Leveraging Dual-Use Installation Operations Technologies to Enable Forensic Analysis and Inform Installation Planning, Response, and Recovery from Extreme Weather Events Noah Garfinkle U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
CR Topic-23-B17/D15: Improving Climate Resilience of DoD Installation and Surrounding Community Infrastructure
CR23-7638 Increasing Climate Resilience of DoD Installation and Surrounding Community Stormwater Infrastructure by Incorporating Nonstationary Design in SMPL Giuseppe Mascaro Arizona State University
CR23-7681 A Demonstration of Climate-informed Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Department of Defense Installations Sudershan Gangrade Oak Ridge National Laboratory
CR23-7809 Augmented Reality for Climate-Informed Flood Resilience of DOD Installation and Surrounding Community Infrastructure Jason Caldwell Wood Environment & Infrastructure
CR23-7787 Climate-Resilience Infrastructure in Cold Regions Installations (CRI2) Analysis Rosa Affleck U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
CR Topic-23-B5: Time-series and New Site Updates to the Defense Regional Sea Level (DRSL) Database
CR23-7797 Defense Regional Sea Level (DRSL) Database Transformation and Update Mark Merrifield University of California, San Diego

Installation Energy and Water

EW Topic-23-B1: Innovative Technology Transfer Approaches
EW23-7663 Net-Zero Emissions through Tracking Building Performance Standards Lauren Adams National Renewable Energy Laboratory
EW Topic-23-B9/D6: Energy Resilience on DoD Installations
EW23-7621 Advanced HVAC Load Management using Cascade Controls Integrating Chillers, Air Handling Units, and Terminal Boxes Gang Wang University of Miami
EW23-7653 Enexor BioEnergy’s Bio-CHP System Converts Organic and Plastic Waste to Provide On-site, Resilient, Renewable Energy for DoD Facilities. Jamie Hartman Enexor BioEnergy
EW23-7761 Design and Demonstration of Green Hydrogen System for Enhanced Energy Resilience - Phase I: Feasibility Study Abinet Tesfaye Eseye AECOM Technical Services, Inc.
EW23-7876 Managed BACnet: Interoperable Zero-Trust Security for Facility Related Control Systems Bryan Urban Fraunhofer USA
EW23-7924 Biological Generator and Battery Storage Yanjin Liu American Water
EW23-7670 Digital Transfer Agent (DTA) Solution Phong Trinh Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command
EW Topic-23-B10/D7: Solutions to Improve Space Heating and Water Heating Efficiency
EW23-7680 Demonstration of Very High Efficiency HVAC in DoD Facilities David Cohan Institute for Market Transformation Inc.
EW23-7909 Performance Demonstration of an Integrated Water-source Heat Pump Water Heater System to Meet Simultaneous Heating and Cooling Demands at Military Installations Li Song University of Oklahoma
EW Topic-23-B11/D8: Use of Thermal Microgrids to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
EW23-7686 Thermal Reservoir Networks for Modularly Expandable Thermal Microgrids Michael Wetter Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
EW23-7748 Demonstration of Building Decarbonization through Thermal Microgrids in Fort Hood - Phase I Feasibility Study Zheng O'Neill Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
EW Topic-23-B12/D9: Improved Life-cycle Management of Packaged HVAC Systems
EW23-7922 Demonstration of Real-Time Optimization in Packaged Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Systems Timothy Salsbury Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
EW Topic-23-B13/D10: Improved Water Resilience on DoD Installations
EW23-7781 IoT Smart Shower System to Reduce Shower Utility Costs by 20% and Improve Water Resilience in DoD Facilities Ian Howard Abstract Engineering Inc.
EW23-7900 Water Microgrid Advanced Monitoring & Controls Demonstration Kate Stoughton Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
EW23-7713 The Value of Aerial Electromagnetic (AEM) Surveys in Solving Department of Defense Installation Groundwater Issues Bradley Machado U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
EW23-7752 Mission Focused Advanced Analytics for Cost-Effective Water Measurement Scott Houldsworth U.S. Marine Corps
EW23-7798 Online Sensing, Multi-scale Modeling, and Bayesian Optimization to Improve Efficiency and Resiliency of DoD Potable Water Infrastructure Hunter Spence Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center

Munitions Response

MR Topic-23-B4/D2: Detection, Classification, Localization, and Remediation of Military Munitions in Underwater Environments
MR23-7596 Multi-Sensor Towbody (MuST): Technology Readiness Level 7 Field efforts and New Sensor Demonstrations Kevin Williams University of Washington
MR23-7943 Target in the Environment Response Tool Steven Kargl University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
MR23-7687 Vibration-Induced Precision Emplacement Routine (VIPER): A Rapid Deployment System for Buried and Proud Seed Items at Shallow Underwater Demonstration Sites Edward Braithwaite U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
MR23-7753 Incorporating Buried Target Sonars Demonstrated with the Bluefin 21 onto Small AUVs Zachary Waters U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Resource Conservation and Resilience

RC Topic 23-B6: Improved Wildland Fire Management Tools for Testing and Training Utilization
RC23-7626 FastFuels and QUIC-Fire: A Tool Suite Advancing DoD’s Prescribed Fire Planning and Analysis Capabilities Russell Parsons USDA Forest Service, RMRS Fire Sciences Laboratory
RC23-7656 Validation of QUIC-Fire Smoke Plume Dispersion Modeling for Complex Wildland Fires Sara Brambilla Los Alamos National Laboratory
RC23-7779 FuelsCraft: An Innovative Wildland Fuel Mapping Tool for Prescribed Fire Decision Support on Department of Defense Military Installations Susan Prichard University of Washington
RC Topic 23-D3: Resource Conservation and Resilience
RC23-7640 Demonstrating Technologies to Monitor Sublethal Responses of Eagles to Military Activities on Department of Defense Installations Richard Fischer U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
RC23-7872 New Monitoring Tools to Understand Drivers of California Least Tern Reproductive Success Jessica Carilli Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

Weapons Systems and Platforms

WP Topic 23-D4: Weapons Systems and Platforms
WP23-7590 Pretreatment and Coating Methods for Additively Manufactured Steels Pauline Smith U.S. Army Research Laboratory
WP23-7639 Enhancement of the Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) System with Antimicrobial Properties Dawn Crawford U.S. Army Research Laboratory
WP23-7647 Demonstration and Validation of Gloss Aerospace Topcoats that are Free of Hazardous Isocyanates and Fluorinated Alkyls Erick Iezzi U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
WP23-7711 Zirconium-based Pretreatments as a Non-chrome Alternative to MIL-DTL-81706 Daniel Pope U.S. Army Research Laboratory
WP23-7920 Multifunction Waterjet for Honing, Grinding, and Manufacturing of Weapon Systems Frank Campo U.S. Army Development Command Armament Center (DEVCOM AC), Benét