High Efficiency Magnetic Refrigeration for Industrial Cryogenic Applications


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
High Efficiency Magnetic Refrigeration for Industrial Cryogenic Applications
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to develop and test a high efficiency magnetic refrigeration technology that operates in the cryogenic temperature regime of 80 kelvins (K) to 10 K and which can significantly reduce electricity, operational and capital costs compared to current baseline compression technology. This Agreement will result in the ratepayer benefits of greater electricity reliability and lower costs by reducing the energy demand for industrial cryogenic refrigeration, which is required for a variety of processes in the high-tech manufacturing industry.

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

Phone : (916) 327-1648

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


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
10459 Roselle St, Ste A, San Diego 92121

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 provides that projects which consist of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. See NOE for full details.


Notice of Exemption
2020090328_High Efficiency Magnetic NOE   PDF 224 K

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