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.

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Environmental Health

  • 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.
  • Our National Carbon Capture Center is 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.

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Resource Recovery

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Thermal & renewable Energy Resources

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Sustainable Energy & Catalysts

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Advanced Fossil Energy

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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

Prosperity Fund tackling Walker’s linked transportation, opioid problems

Prosperity Fund tackling Walker’s linked transportation, opioid problems

May 8, 2019 | Southern Research

Southern Research’s Prosperity Fund, created to help revitalize Alabama’s Coal Country, is taking aim at a pair of problems burdening Walker County – limited transportation options and the opioid epidemic. Since last fall,
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Researchers find clue on how to block biofilm shields of bacterial infections

Researchers find clue on how to block biofilm shields of bacterial infections

December 8, 2016 | Southern Research

An investigation by Southern Research biologists reveals for the first time that fatty acids known as oxylipins play a critical role in the formation of the biofilm shield that protects disease-causing bacteria from antibiotics. A paper explaining this process, “
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Southern Biologics Network Established to Create Biologics Faster and Less Expensively

Southern Biologics Network Established to Create Biologics Faster and Less Expensively

December 8, 2014 | Southern Research

BIRMINGHAM, BATON ROUGE, RALEIGH and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – December 8, 2014 – Five biopharmaceutical research organizations with operations in Birmingham, Baton Rouge, Raleigh and Research Triangle Park have formed a new public-private partnership called the Southern Biologics Network (SBN...
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