We practice what we preach in Columbia, S.C. When we find technologies ready to power our community, we support them from discovery to development through deployment.
Whether it’s a hydrogen shuttle bus route from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to the Innovista District, manufacturers distributing products from the Midlands Technical College Business Accelerator at the Enterprise Campus, or protecting our nation’s soldiers at Fort Jackson with clean, reliable backup power, we are a community dedicated to the future and success of fuel cells.
Available assets and support systems in our community include:
- Midlands Technical College (MTC): Located at the brand new Enterprise Campus with access the state’s only program for fuel cell technicians, the Business Accelerator houses small fuel cell firms scaling up their manufacturing capabilities.
- City of Columbia: With one of the state’s two hydrogen fueling stations, the City of Columbia is a prime metropolitan area for launching pilot programs with hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles or backup power, and showcasing public demonstrations like existing units at the University of South Carolina and the U.S. Army’s Fort Jackson.
- EngenuitySC: Specializing in collaboration between business, government, higher education, and the community, EngenuitySC works to align the vision of the region’s business leaders, citizens, and policymakers to foster the growth of the fuel cell market.
- SCRA: Founded in 1983 to help develop technology-based industries in the state, provides federal and corporate R&D services, helps early-stage companies to commercialize innovations, and builds and manages research facilities that include wet labs, secure rooms for sensitive work and advanced high-tech manufacturing.