Tackling Critical Environmental Problems

Southern Research is a national leader in innovative technology solutions for clean energy, air and water. In partnership with leading utilities, government agencies, academic institutions and others, our work supports the shift to renewable energy sources and solves critical environmental problems.


Environmental Sciences

  • Our state-of-the-art Energy Storage Research Center provides third-party testing for energy storage technologies using cloud-based controls and data storage that can be operated securely and safely from anywhere in the world.
  • We are actively working to develop air quality solutions that will improve the health of communities everywhere, particularly those disproportionately affected by pollution.
  • As Alabama pushes to lead the nation in manufacturing electric vehicles, we are working to develop the tools to support this growing industry with solutions for battery recharging, recycling and reuse.
  • We partner with the Department of Energy and Southern Company on work at the National Carbon Capture Center, an internationally-known neutral test facility that evaluates carbon capture technologies from third-party developers, research organizations, universities, and engineering firms from around the world.



Resource Recovery


Thermal & renewable Energy Resources


Sustainable Energy & Catalysts


Advanced Fossil Energy


Energy Storage

Partner with Us

We have commercial, government, and industry partnership opportunities. Our work includes licensing patents, co-investing in furthering intellectual property, collaborating to create new intellectual property, and leveraging research to drive biotechnology product development.

Environmental Health News

Southern Research breaks ground on new biotech center and campus renovations

Southern Research breaks ground on new biotech center and campus renovations

May 16, 2022 | Southern Research

Birmingham, Ala. – Southern Research today broke ground on a flagship biotech center that will anchor the development of 200,000 square feet of new or renovated wet lab space for life sciences. The new facility, located on the corner ...
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Southern Research expands, diversifies board of directors

Southern Research expands, diversifies board of directors

April 27, 2022 | Southern Research

The Southern Research board of directors has expanded to 15 members, with new additions representing a diverse range of national expertise. The new members were recently approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees and will join the current board in May 2022. “S...
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Southern Research announces new key additions to staff, leadership team

Southern Research announces new key additions to staff, leadership team

January 18, 2022 | Southern Research

Southern Research today announced key additions to its staff and leadership team. Brantley Fry has joined the organization as its new vice president of People and Community. Fry served as state director for former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones and most recently has worked as chief of staff and g...
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