EW Blog FY21 Energy Projects

The Department of Defense (DoD) has increasingly focused on installation energy resilience, which is requiring the Services to determine current energy needs and challenges. As part of its FY21 annual solicitation, ESTCP recently funded several projects aimed at advancing energy resilience objectives. Although the DoD has pursued many renewable energy projects to achieve cost savings over the years, the projects described in this post offer solutions to address the various gaps and challenges that inhibit the successful execution of energy resilience goals. More

ER ESTCP PFAS FY21 Projects

Over the past 20 years, ESTCP has demonstrated many technologies designed to protect and remediate groundwater impacted with chemicals of concern. While substantial progress has been made to manage Department of Defense (DoD) sites impacted by chemicals such as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), challenges remain. In 2021, ESTCP funded new projects that will demonstrate cost-effective management tools and technologies to address PFAS-impacted sites. More

MR FY21 SEED Blog

Currently, SERDP and ESTCP are supporting efforts to cost-effectively recover and remove munitions in the underwater environment. SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) projects test a proof of concept over the course of approximately one year. In 2021, SERDP funded five SEED projects aimed at advancing technologies that detect, classify, and remediate military munitions at a variety of underwater sites. More

MR Blog 21-C1

SERDP and ESTCP have supported research to advance technologies that detect, classify and remediate underwater military munitions. In 2021, SERDP funded projects that will improve wide area and detailed surveys of munitions by quickly characterizing and mapping underwater environments, detecting munitions in cluttered backgrounds, classifying targets under complex conditions, and localizing potential targets to rapidly and accurately return for removal/disposal. More

WP Blog Defense Assets 1

In 2021, SERDP research initiatives aim to identify and develop sustainable field repair technologies for damaged or corroded materials in advanced= generation five and future aircraft composite and metallic structure or components. The following new projects are funded to produce repair technologies for use in the depot, field, or in situ on the defense asset that restore component strength and dimension without compromising chemical and mechanical properties. More

ER SON C2 Blog

The Department of Defense (DoD) must maintain a continuous effort to characterize, treat, monitor and manage any contaminated groundwater sites under its purview. While many sites have been cleaned up, more complex locations remain. These new SERDP projects aim to improve site management, specifically for groundwater sites impacted by chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), by improving tools and guidance for applying commercially available amendments at DoD sites. More

EPA PFAS Challenge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the winners of the Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge, which SERDP and ESTCP co-sponsored. This challenge sought proposals for non-thermal technologies and approaches to destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in concentrated aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) without producing any harmful byproducts. More

EW BASEC Blog 2

Energy control systems provide an innovative and cost-effective means to improve efficiency, expand functionality, enhance safety, and increase reliability. The trend, however, to interconnect management and monitoring capabilities through networking technologies has introduced a myriad of cyber vulnerabilities. ESTCP invested in a project to develop an automated, scalable solution for assessing the configuration of military installation energy control systems against Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements. The project is helping identify security weaknesses in critical military infrastructure and securing facilities against cyber-based threats. More

WP Blog ANSOL FY21 Projects

Ammonium nitrate solution (ANSOL), a mixed waste stream byproduct from the production of energetic materials, contains residual explosive content and toxic metals that require it to be treated as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. SERDP is investing in the development of processes to convert ammonium nitrate solution (ANSOL) into useful products. The  four efforts detailed in this blog have been selected for funding in 2021 to develop innovative and cost-effective processes for transforming ANSOL. More

RC Blog Research Plan

The Resource Conservation and Resiliency (RC) program area recently released its  Research Plan outlining the focus of RC research investments for 2021 through 2025. This blog posts summarizes current and future investments and what the program area aims to accomplish over this time period. More

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