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.
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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:
- Electrochemical Characterization Laboratory
- Energy Systems Fabrication Laboratory
- Energy Systems High-Pressure Test Laboratory
- Energy Systems Integration Laboratory
- Fuel Cell Development and Test Laboratory
- Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility
- Manufacturing Laboratory
- Materials Characterization Laboratory
- National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center
- Safety Sensor Testing Laboratory
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:
- Distributed Energy Resources Test Facility
- High-Flux Solar Furnace
- Photobiology Research Laboratory
- Photoelectrochemical Laboratory
- Thermochemical Users Facility
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.