Savannah River National Laboratories (SNRL) – Thermal Energy Storage technology (thermal battery).
USS has an exclusive license agreement on a thermal Storage technology developed by SRNL for the specific high temperatures that USS technology operates in.
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. SRNL is located at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Jackson, South Carolina, founded in 1951 as the Savannah River Laboratory. It was certified as a national laboratory on May 7, 2004.
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) puts science to work to create and deploy practical, high-value, cost-effective technology solutions. As the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), SRNL serves DOE and the nation by providing innovative solutions for DOE and other federal agencies across the country and around the world.
SRNL research topics include environmental remediation, technologies for the hydrogen economy, handling of hazardous materials and technologies for prevention of nuclear proliferation. It has specific experience in vitrification of nuclear waste and hydrogen storage initially developed to support production of tritium and plutonium at the Savannah River Site during the Cold War. SRNL is a founding member of the South Carolina Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Alliance (SCHFCA).
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The laboratory applies state-of-the-art science to provide practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems. The laboratory earns its world-class reputation because of its talented people and their unwavering commitment to safety, security and quality in the delivery of technology solutions that work.
SRNL applies this commitment to solving the complex problems of the times, such as the detection of weapons of mass destruction, the cleanup of contaminated groundwater and soils, the development of hydrogen as an energy source, the need for a viable national defense, and the safe management of hazardous materials. Building on over 50 years of technological achievement and a framework of vital core competencies, the laboratory will continue to identify, develop and deploy innovative technologies to meet the needs of a variety of customers across the nation.
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has the experience, credibility, extensive capabilities and expertise that are relevant for the execution of the ongoing and emerging missions of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) and other DOE programs. SRNL experienced staff and world class expertise have built a very strong foundation with international, national, state and local customers that are key to both national energy security needs as well as SRS strategic initiatives.
SRNL’s Center for Hydrogen Research provides a state-of-the-art facility for the development of innovative hydrogen technology and research. SRNL is also a partner laboratory for the international ITER project to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of a full-scale fusion power reactor. Additionally, SRNL as a partner with Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) has world class capability in testing and simulation facilities. Due to their experience and credibility with bioenergy bioprocess development and knowledge relevant to waste treatment, SRNL have the key competencies which align with the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BTO) stated needs for the new program in Waste to Energy (WTE) initiative.
SRNL is leveraging its nuclear core competencies in chemistry, material science and engineering to develop advanced solutions for wind, solar, and bioenergy. Growth in this Program has been and will continue to be realized through programmatic focus of supporting technical competencies through the Laboratory, as well as utilizing post-doctorates, university personnel, critical hires, and partnerships.
SRNL’s staff includes total employment of approximately 800 people. The research staff of over 700 includes materials scientists, chemists, physicists, biologists, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, nuclear engineers and a variety of other scientists, engineers and technicians. Approximately one quarter of the research staff hold PhDs.
For more information www.srnl.doe.gov