Scale-up of Magnetocaloric Materials for High Efficiency Magnetic Refrigeration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Scale-up of Magnetocaloric Materials for High Efficiency Magnetic Refrigeration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
See Attached NOE

Contact Information
James Lee
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-5301

General Engineering & Research, L.L.C.
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
10459 Roselle Street, Suite A

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed grant project includes installation and demonstration of four systems for low-rate production of magnetocaloric material to be used in refrigeration. These systems are an arc melt rotating disk atomization furnace, vacuum hot press, anneal furnace, and heat treatment technology. The Recipient's existing production facility contains a smaller scale operation having equipment of lower capacity. The new equipment would add to, or replace, existing equipment. Only small modifications to the building interior would be necessary. The CEQA existing facilities exemption applies to operation and minor alteration of existing private structures, facilities, and mechanical equipment involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The proposed project entails minor alteration of an existing private structure and its equipment, and no expansion of the facility in square footage terms. Therefore, this project is exempt under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301, Existing Facilities.


Notice of Exemption
2019070717   PDF 554 K

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