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


Alternative Fuel Assessments
Biomass & Fuels Processing (Gasification)
Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-oils Extraction
Hydrogen Infrastructure
Solar Fuels
  • Gas Separation
  • Analysis of LPG Reforming Options
  • Hydrogen Production from Waste Resources
  • Helium Recovery from Rocket Test Systems that Hydrogen Gas Streams
  • Characterization of Fuel Cell Performance with sub-ppm CO Contamination
  • Hydrogen Production from Photoelectrochemical Processes
Methane Hydrates
  • Engineering Analysis of Seafloor Methane Hydrates
  • Methane Hydrates Overview Project

Grid System Analysis
  • Hawaii Solar Integration Study (2010 - 2012)
  • Oahu Grid Analysis
  • Oahu – Maui County Grid Interconnection Study (2012 – 2013)
Grid Technology: Development and Demonstration
  • Managing Distribution System Resources for Improved Service Quality and Reliability, Transmission Congestion Relief, and Grid Support Functions (2008 – 2014)
  • Development and Demonstration of Smart Grid Inverters for High-Penetration PV Applications (2011 – 2015)
  • Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project (2011 – 2016)
  • JumpSMART Maui Project
  • DOA High Energy Cost and Bulk Fuel Program (Molokai)
  • Great Maui Project
  • Molokai Renewable Initiative
  • Coconut Island Micro-grid Project
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Testing and Evaluation
  • Grid Management Using Hydrogen

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
  • Electric Vehicle Transportation Center
  • Oahu Electric Vehicle Charging Study (2012 - 2013)
  • Hydrogen for General Motors Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicles
  • Hydrogen for HAVO Vehicles

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

  • 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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