Electrification of Industrial Processes with Sulfur Electric Thermal Storage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Electrification of Industrial Processes with Sulfur Electric Thermal Storage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project grant to design, construct, install and demonstrate a low-cost sulfur thermal battery technology for electricity storage and power.

Contact Information

Molly Mahoney
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Commission Agreement Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
11631 Clark St Ste 101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
14 CCR 15301 “Existing Facilities” The goal of this project is to enable the electrification of industrial processes with low-cost sulfur electric thermal energy storage and adopting staff's determination that this action is exempt from CEQA. The proposed research and development activities and pilot testing will validate the capability of molten sulfur thermal energy storage to store electricity and discharge heat for various industrial applications including process heat, cooling, and electricity generation. This project is categorically exempt from CEQA because the project activities are limited to the installment of an energy storage device that will be within a contained pre-existing facility that will be used to test the technology. There are no planned modifications to the facility and the project involves no expansion of existing or former use of the site. There will be no excessive generation of noise or odors anticipated, and no hazardous waste involved.


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