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 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.

Capabilities

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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 Sciences News

Southern Research licenses technology to Agra for ‘waste-to-energy’ project

Southern Research licenses technology to Agra for ‘waste-to-energy’ project

September 18, 2019 | Southern Research

Waste from cities, restaurants and farms across the nation presents a problem because of resulting greenhouse gas emissions, but innovative technology developed by Southern Research could soon help address environmental concerns and spark investment that supports dynamic change. Under a...
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Southern Research, energy companies and researchers join to open Energy Storage Research Center

Southern Research, energy companies and researchers join to open Energy Storage Research Center

July 16, 2019 | Southern Research

Industry leaders joined Southern Research officials today to formally open the Energy Storage Research Center (ESRC), a facility on Southern Research’s engineering campus where collaborative efforts will aim to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation energy storage technol...
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Southern Research team to design and model hybrid energy storage system in Department of Defense project

Southern Research team to design and model hybrid energy storage system in Department of Defense project

March 12, 2019 | Southern Research

Southern Research is leading a team developing and implementing a hybrid energy storage system in a project funded by a Department of Defense (DoD) program that identifies innovative, cost-effective technologies and methods. Southern Research’s Energy and Environment division, in collab...
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