Aquatic Research Laboratory

Specialized facilities are essential to the advancement of PNNL’s sponsored research programs and LDRD-funded projects.

Unique facilities at PNNL, including dedicated laboratories for power grid operations, marine sciences, data analytics, and atmospheric sciences, equip researchers to take on some of the most challenging questions, and expand the frontiers of scientific understanding and technological possibility.

In addition to more than two dozen state-of-the-art facilities supporting the laboratory’s missions in scientific discovery, energy resiliency, and national security, PNNL is the steward of two U.S. Department of Energy national scientific user facilities, ARM and EMSL, serving more than 2,000 researchers worldwide each year.

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Advanced Battery Facility

The Advanced Battery Facility was built to bridge the gap between fundamental battery research and commercial-scale battery development. The facility provides an ideal system for exploring a broad range of chemistries and materials.

Battery Reliability Test Laboratory

The Battery Reliability Test Laboratory at PNNL is a world class battery testing facility that has been established to accelerate the development of grid energy storage technologies that will help modernize the power grid.

Building Operations Control Center

The Building Operations Control Center enables researchers and operations staff to connect to intelligent infrastructure from the smart grid, allowing access to extensive data from PNNL campus buildings, systems, and components.

Energy Sciences Center

Scheduled for completion in 2021, a new Energy Sciences building will serve as a focal point for the synergistic research being conducted among PNNL scientists and academic partners

Environmental Chambers

PNNL’s environmental chambers allow researchers to compare indoor and outdoor performance of building equipment to improve efficiency, standards, and more.

Grid Storage Launchpad at PNNL

The DOE’s Office of Electricity has selected PNNL as the site for a new, national grid energy storage research and development (R&D) facility to accelerate the development of the next generation of grid energy storage technologies.

Institute for Integrated Catalysis

Now in its 15th year, the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (IIC) provides the insight, the synthetic tools, and the engineering concepts to enable chemical and chemical-electrical energy transformations.

Integrated Building Assets

PNNL's unique integrated building assets include the Systems Engineering Building, Thermal Energy Storage System, Power Electronics Laboratory, two large batteries, and electric vehicle chargers.

Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory

PNNL's Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory (MCRL), is the only Department of Energy marine research facility. MCRL is working to help the nation achieve sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and coastal security.

Systems Engineering Building

The Systems Engineering Building provides unique laboratory space and equipment to advance research in electricity markets, generation, transmission, distribution, and end use, including buildings-grid integration.