CAER Facilites and Labs
Laboratory 1 – 55,000 sq. ft. – The original. Built in 1977, this is where it all started. Lab 1 houses offices for most of our research groups, analytical services, IT and our facilities teams, graduate and undergraduate student workspaces, as well as meeting space.
Laboratory 2 – 43,000 sq. ft. – The first LEED-certified research lab at UK Lab 2 is home to CAER’s renewable energy research programs. Biofuels, organic electronics, and battery R&D labs are housed in this space. The Center’s carbon research group – working to turn coal into carbon fiber – also utilizes space in Lab 2.
Mineral Processing – 6,500 sq. ft. – The Center’s cementitious and rare earth element research programs are located in this space.
Carbon Fiber Development – 4,800 sq. ft. – The longest carbon fiber spinline at any research institution in North America is in this facility.
CAER Greenhouse – 2,500 sq. ft. – Home to our algae research and development program.
Synthesis & Pitch Lab – 1,400 sq. ft. – Carbon pitch R&D is located here.
Process Development Facility – 6,550 sq. ft. – Houses the Center’s coal-to-liquid fuels demonstration unit, featuring a fully operational gasifier and Fischer-Tropsch process synthesis process system.