Manufacturing Scale-up of Record-Breaking Solid-State Heat Engine for Deep Decarbonization in California

Summary

SCH Number
2021040642
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Manufacturing Scale-up of Record-Breaking Solid-State Heat Engine for Deep Decarbonization in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/27/2021

Document Description
The purpose of this Agreement is to fund the design and build-out of a low-rate initial production pilot production line for thermophotovoltaic cells that convert radiant heat into electricity. The project will develop and install compatible tooling equipment to existing thermophotovoltaic cell pilot-line to increase manufacturing capacity to low-rate initial production scale. All proposed tooling equipment is standard semiconductor processing equipment that do not require special permitting needs. Project activities will occur at three existing laboratory and manufacturing facilities.

Contact Information
Eleanor Oliver
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 9th St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 776-0800
Eleanor.Oliver@energy.ca.gov

Location

Cities
San Jose
Counties
Santa Barbara Santa Clara
Regions
Northern California Southern California
Cross Streets
4425 Fortran Dr Ste F
Zip
95134
Other Information
451 Mesa Rd, Isla Vista 93117 6457 W Howard St, Niles 60714

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 because proposed project activities consist of laboratory work, modeling, design, testing, and other activities that consist of the operation and minor alteration of existing laboratory and manufacturing facilities and existing mechanical equipment already occupied and utilized by the project team and will involve negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. These activities will occur at three existing laboratory and manufacturing facilities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
CEQA-EPC-20-029   PDF 176 K

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