Element 16 Technologies, Inc.


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Element 16 Technologies, Inc.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is develop and demonstrate a low-cost, quick response, small footprint, and highly flexible thermal energy storage technology for integration with traditional Combined Cooling, heating, and power systems. The thermal energy storage system aims to decouple electricity generation from building heating and cooling with a minimal increase in total system cost. This project will also install an absorption chiller, a device capable of converting heat into cooling energy via an absorption cycle. Both systems will be integrated with existing micro turbine generators at the host site to capture store and convert the waste heat into cooling energy.

Contact Information

Kevin Uy
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will utilize a thermal energy storage system in conjunction with an absorption chiller and pre-existing microturbine generators. The materials used to construct the thermal energy storage system include elemental sulfur, aluminum, and stainless steel and associated wiring and fasteners. These materials are chemically, inert, not hazardous to human health, and do not have significant effect on the environment. The absorption chiller will be a commercially available system compliant with safety and environmental codes and standards. The prototype systems to be constructed and tested are approximately the size of a refrigerator.

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