Working with SRNL
Our Facilities - Hydrogen Technology Research Laboratory (HTRL)
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has teamed with Aiken County to establish a laboratory at the Savannah River Research Campus, a County-owned research park adjacent to the Savannah River Site. Aiken County designed, constructed and maintains the 60,000-square-foot Applied Research Center (ARC) and leases portions of that facility to house SRNL’s Hydrogen Technology Research Laboratory (HTRL).
The County has also leased laboratory space in ARC to universities and corporations interested in partnering with SRNL on hydrogen related research and development. CHR also contains a 250-person conference center and a display area for use by educational institutions. Currently, the University of South Carolina at Aiken and various small technology companies operate in the facility.
ARC’s structure is intended to facilitate technology transfer between researchers and industry - a unique combination that will contribute to accelerated technology development and enhancement of the region’s ability to attract hydrogen-related industry.
SRNL’s Hydrogen Technology Research Laboratory (HTRL) houses SRNL’s unclassified, nonradioactive R&D on hydrogen storage, processing, production, and detection, in support of both the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and hydrogen energy programs. HTRL consists of 16,000 square feet divided into 22 lab modules and a high bay area, plus 8,600 square feet of office space.
HTRL’s lab modules are outfitted with a centralized gas delivery system providing hydrogen, nitrogen, helium, and argon supplies; a variety of hood configurations (including walk-in); room and hood hydrogen monitors; ample power, and computer network access. There are numerous gloveboxes and a clean room.
SRNL personnel conducting research at HTRL include: