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Categorical Exclusion Determinations: B3.6

Existing Regulations

B3.6: Small-scale research and development, laboratory operations, and pilot projects
Siting, construction, modification, operation, and decommissioning of facilities for small-scale research and development projects; conventional laboratory operations (such as preparation of chemical standards and sample analysis); and small-scale pilot projects (generally less than 2 years) frequently conducted to verify a concept before demonstration actions, provided that construction or modification would be within or contiguous to a previously disturbed or developed area (where active utilities and currently used roads are readily accessible). Not included in this category are demonstration actions, meaning actions that are undertaken at a scale to show whether a technology would be viable on a larger scale and suitable for commercial deployment.

Previous Regulations

Categorical Exclusion Determinations dated before November 14th, 2011 were issued under previous DOE NEPA regulations. See the Notice of Final Rulemaking (76 FR 63763, 10/13/2011) for information changes to this categorical exclusion.

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  • September 16, 2016

    Building Blocks from Biocrude: High Value Methoxyphenols
    Award Number: DE-EE0007730
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 9/14/2016
    Location(s): NC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 16, 2016

    Integrated process for commercial production of farnesene, a versatile platform chemical, from domestic lignocellulosic feedstock
    Award Number: DE-EE0007729
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 9/8/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 16, 2016

    Development of Algal Biomass Yield Improvements in an Integrated Process
    Award Number: DE-EE0007689
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 9/9/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 16, 2016

    Bio-syngas to Fatty Alcohols (C6-14) as a Pathway to Fuels
    Award Number: DE-EE0007728
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 9/12/2016
    Location(s): MI
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    High Performance PEFC Electrode Structures
    Award Number: DE-EE0007652
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    Advanced Serpentine Heat Exchangers to Minimize the Number of Joints and Leakage in HVAC&R Systems
    Award Number: DE-EE0007680
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Building Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): MD
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    Developing a Novel Hydrogen Sponge with Ideal Binding Energy and Hugh Surface Area for Practical Hydrogen Storage
    Award Number: DE-EE0007655
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): PA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    GaAsP/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Pathway to Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Photovoltaics
    Award Number: DE-EE0007539
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/11/2016
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    Biomass Gasification for Chemicals Production Using Chemical Looping Techniques
    Award Number: DE-EE0007530
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/29/2016
    Location(s): OH
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 9, 2016

    A Novel Platform for Algal Biomass Production Using Cellulosic Mixotrophy
    Award Number: DE-EE0007562
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/29/2016
    Location(s): AZ
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Design & optimization of biofuel production pathways
    Award Number: DE-EE0006113
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/29/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Modular Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC) System for Efficient Hydrogen Production at High Current Density
    Award Number: DE-EE0007646
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/18/2016
    Location(s): CT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Integrated Low Cost and High Yield Microalgal Biofuel Intermediates Production
    Award Number: DE-EE0007691
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/18/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Reliable and Low-Cost Monolayer Backsheet for cSi Solar Modules
    Award Number: DE-EE0007584
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/18/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Multi-Scale Ordered Cell Structure for Cost Effective Production of Hydrogen by HTWS
    Award Number: DE-EE0007645
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/19/2016
    Location(s): UT
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 8, 2016

    Achieving Ubiquitous Solar Through Market Transformation and Grid Integration
    Award Number: DE-EE0007589
    CX(s) Applied: A9, A11, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/18/2016
    Location(s): MA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    Optimization of concentrator photovoltaic solar cell performance through photonic engineering
    Award Number: DE-EE0007544
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/31/2016
    Location(s): VA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    SUNFOLDING MASS-MANUFACTURED TRACKERS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
    Award Number: DE-EE0007594
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/31/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    Production of Bio-crude in an Advanced Photobioreactor
    Award Number: DE-EE0007690
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B5.15
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/26/2016
    Location(s): FL
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    Fermentative production of tricarboxylic acid cycle‐derived chemicals using cellulosic sugars
    Award Number: DE-EE0007565
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Bioenergy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/22/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    High-Performance Self-Cleaning, Antireflective, and Anti-fog Coating for PV Glass to Increase Module Output and Decrease BOS Costs
    Award Number: DE-EE0007582
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/22/2016
    Location(s): AR
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    High - Performance Cu-Plating for Heterojunction Silicon Cells, Based on Ultra-Low Cost Printed Circuit Board Technology
    Award Number: DE-EE0007632
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Solar Energy Technologies Office
    Date: 8/24/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    Hybrid Electrochemical Hydrogen/Metal Hydride Compressor
    Award Number: DE-EE0007648
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/23/2016
    Location(s): SC
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • September 7, 2016

    Hamilton: Flexible, Open Source $10 Wireless Sensor System for Energy Efficient Building Operation
    Award Number: DE-EE0007685
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
    Buildings Technology Office
    Date: 8/16/2016
    Location(s): CA
    Office(s): Golden Field Office

  • August 26, 2016

    Fundamental Studies of Surface-Functionalized Mesoporous Carbons for Thermodynamic Stabilizationand Reversibility of Metal Hydrides
    Award Number: DE-EE0007656
    CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6, B3.15
    Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    Date: 8/15/2016
    Location(s): MO
    Office(s): Golden Field Office