Applied Process Engineering Laboratory (APEL)

APEL is the regional launch site for innovative entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and companies developing leading-edge technologies. APEL’s business and technology support includes business planning assistance; access to funding; introductions to commercial partners and mentors.

APEL provides opportunities for efficient and effective business startup and development, validation and commercialization of new product lines. Entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and businessmen developing new product lines will all have access to the facility. Benefits include:

APEL Speeds Business Startup and Testing
Equipment can be quickly connected to building services and effluent systems. A variety of spaces are available including development and demonstration space, offices, labs, manufacturing, and high bay. Services include broadband, LAN, water, compressed air, power (up to 480 V), exhaust air, wastewater discharge and vacuum.

APEL Facilitates Commercialization Decisions
APEL is a professional, regulated environment for bringing forth new product processes and services. Testing shortens the development cycle and facilitates go, no-go decisions. It presents an ideal environment for showcasing your products to potential investors, as well as dealing with regulators.

APEL's Permits Work For You
APEL holds permits allowing tenants to use permitted effluent systems and flammable storage permits are already in place, which means you work directly with APEL, not the regulators in conducting your development work.

APEL Provides Protection
Start-up businesses depend upon intellectual property and proprietary materials to succeed. To protect your assets, APEL provides key card access, and individually customized security measures. Trained security personnel patrol the facility during off hours.

APEL Provides Technical Support
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists, engineers and other professional staff are available to APEL occupants for consulting, collaboration or professional support. Up to 40 hours a year of free professional services is available to each tenant. Tenants also have access to Pacific Northwest's new premier molecular science laboratory, the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory and staff. Because many PNNL and other technical staff occupy APEL, there is opportunity for informal collaboration and synergism. Other forms of technical support are also readily available including a certified analytical laboratory and instrument calibration services.



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Jack T. Kerr
350 Hills Street, Suite #101
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 377-1142​
Fax (509) 372-5153