The Applied Research Center was initially established in South Carolina to serve as a center for research and development into hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. Working with the researchers at the Savannah River National Laboratory, ARC scientists broadened the scientific community’s knowledge of hydrogen as a viable and practical fuel for energy.
While our mission has broadened beyond hydrogen, we continue to occupy a leadership role in research related to the practical use of this abundant element. Scientists at the ARC are exploring safer, more efficient ways of producing and storing hydrogen.
Practical applications of this research include the development of a Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 truck with a hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine, as well as one of the nation’s first practical hydrogen refueling stations (in the Sage Mill Industrial Park in Aiken).
Scientists are exploring safer, more efficient ways of producing and storing hydrogen.
The ideas and innovations developed and tested here will make the most of renewable sources of energy.
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