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Research Facilities

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NREL researcher evaluates catalyst activity at the Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory.
Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

NREL conducts hydrogen and fuel cell R&D at a variety of research facilities at our main 327-acre campus in Golden, Colorado, as well as the National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.

Industry, government, and university partners benefit from access to our state-of-the-art facilities and specialized equipment. Learn about working with us.

Many of our hydrogen and fuel cell laboratories are housed at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), which includes 7,000 square feet of lab space built for hydrogen and fuel cell research:

View the ESIF video on NREL's YouTube channel for a glimpse into this first-of-its-kind facility, which addresses the challenges of large-scale clean energy integration into the energy systems that power the nation.

Renewable hydrogen production R&D is also conducted at these NREL research facilities:

View the Hydrogen Program video on NREL's YouTube channel to take a peek at NREL's hydrogen and fuel cell research facilities and equipment.