University of South Florida - Development of a Low Cost Thermal Energy Storage System Using Phase Change Materials with Enhanced Radiation Heat Transfer
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Funding will support development of low cost, industrially scalable capsules containing high-temperature phase change materials (PCMs) for use in thermal energy storage (TES) systems to enable continuous power supply from concentrated solar thermal and nuclear power plants. No nuclear research and development activities will take place under this project. ARPA-E has undertaken a review of the work to be performed under Phase I of the project, which consists of computer design and laboratory-based materials synthesis, characterization, and testing. ARPA-E has not undertaken a review of the work to be performed under Phase II of the project, which involves modifying a manufacturing line at an industrial facility and small-scale production activities. Accordingly, this categorical exclusion determination form addresses only the activities that will occur in Phase I of the project.