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Projects

Projects organized by Focus Areas. Use the links below to jump to a particular section and its corresponding sub-sections.

ALTERNATIVE FUELS GRID INTEGRATION FUEL CELLS & BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY & TRANSPORTATION

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Alternative Fuel Assessments
Biocarbons
Biomass & Fuels Processing (Gasification)
Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-oils Extraction
Bioplastics
Hydrogen Infrastructure
Solar Fuels
Methane Hydrates

GRID INTEGRATION

Grid System Analysis
Grid Technology: Development and Demonstration
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Testing and Evaluation
  • Development and Demonstration of Smart Grid Inverters for High-Penetration PV Applications (2011 – 2015)
  • JumpSMART Maui Project
  • Managing Distribution System Resources for Improved Service Quality and Reliability, Transmission Congestion Relief, and Grid Support Functions (2008 – 2014)
  • Molokai Secure Renewable Microgrid
  • Path Dependence Degradation Study of Li Ion Battery for PHEV Applications

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & TRANSPORTATION

Building Energy Management
  • Energy Neutral Building Performance Comparison Study>
  • Energy Efficiency Research in a School Classroom>
  • Monitoring and Field Performance Validation
  • State of Hawaii Department of Education Facilities Energy Audit and Inventory Study
  • Advanced Deep Retrofit Programming for Local Governments
  • Advanced Building Research Platforms
  • Energy Neutral Test Platforms
  • Off-Grid Net Zero Energy Visitor Center
  • Building Simulation and Energy Modeling
Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC)
  • Acoustic and EMF Signature of Wave Energy Conversion Devices
  • Calibration of Shallow Water Wave Hindcast and Forecast Models
  • Wave Energy Converters Performance Models
  • Aluminum Corrosion and Biocorrosion Testing
Transportation

FUEL CELLS & BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

Fuel Cells
  • Impact of System Contaminants in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)
  • The Effect of Airborne Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability
  • Fuel Cell System Contaminants project
  • Use of PEMFCs for Helium Recovery
  • Development of Passive Noise Wavelet Filtering Technique for Identification of PEMFC faults
  • Testing of GM Subscale Fuel Cells for UUV Application
  • Evaluation of Contaminant Removal Systems for Fuel Cell Operation in Volcanic Environments
  • Impact of Fuel and Oxidant Recirculation in PEMFCs for UUV Application
  • Residence Time Distribution Analysis for PEMFCs
  • Separation of Reactant Mass Transfer Coefficients Using Different Gas Diluents
  • Equation-Based, Object-Oriented Fuel Cell Model Library
  • Standardized Characterization of Enzyme and Microbial Fuel Cells
Battery Technology
  • Batteries for Grid Management
  • Path Dependence Degradation Study of Li Ion Battery for PHEV Applications
  • Cell Testing
  • Biofuel cells

RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION

Photovoltaics
  • Photovoltaic (PV) Test Beds in the Micro-Climates of Hawaii
  • Solar fuels production
  • Rapidly Deployable Solar Electricity and Fuel Sources
  • Industrialization of CIGSe deposition process
Ocean Energy
  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
  • Ocean Thermal Resource and Sustainable OTEC Power Assessment
  • Interactive OTEC Power Atlas
Wind Energy
  • Oahu Wind Integration Study (2008 - 2010)
  • Small Scale Wind Turbine Analysis

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