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Energy Systems Fabrication Laboratory

The Energy Systems Fabrication Laboratory in the Energy Systems Integration Facility is designed for manufacturing and testing components for fuel cells and electrochemical cells using a variety of manufacturing techniques.

Photo of an NREL research scientist applying catalyst layers to a cell in the Energy Systems Fabrication Laboratory.

Key Infrastructure and Services

  • Perchloric acid washdown hood
  • Local exhaust
  • Specialty gas manifolding
  • Deionized water
  • Chemical fume hoods
  • Glassware washer

Types of Research

  • Manufacturing of fuel cells in-house
  • Creation of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs)
  • Development of alternative fuel cell manufacturing methods
  • Roll-to-roll coating capabilities that are unique to NREL