Agribusiness

  • Agricultural Health Study

    From the inception of the study, Battelle served as the North Carolina Field Station for 18 years. As one of two field stations, Battelle has been a key player in this study through multiple research phases and activities.

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    Agrochemical Formulation: Developing a Fast-dispersing Extruded Water-dispersible Granule

    A research-based agrochemical producer came to us with an apparently simple challenge: developing an extruded granule that dispersed as fast as spray-dried water-dispersible granules (WGs).

  • Agrochemical Formulation: Co-Formulation of Two Chemically Distinct Fungicides

    An international customer came to Battelle with a challenge: they needed to develop a co-formulation of two distinct fungicides with stability and efficacy equal to or better than each of the active ingredients alone.

  • Agrochemical Formulation: Improving Granule Activity Through Smaller Particle Size

    Changing regulations required our client to reformulate an agrochemical fungicide to achieve lower dose rates. In order to reduce the dose rate to fit in with proposed new regulatory limits, our client needed to increase the performance of the active ingredient in their fungicide granule (WG).

  • Agrochemical Formulation: Replacing a Co-Solvent with Water

    An international herbicide company needed to replace an undesirable co-solvent in one of its major combination products. Unfortunately, without it, one of the active ingredients would lose solubility. Might there be an unexplored alternative to the lost ingredient? And if so, could the reformulation maintain chemical and physical stability?

  • Improving Environmental Fate Models for Agrochemicals

    Before making a pesticide or other agrochemical available on the marketplace, agrochemical companies need to fully understand the potential fate of the chemical in the environment. In the case of pesticides, the potential for the chemical to leech into groundwater is of particular concern.

  • Measuring Agrichemical Residue Levels in Fish Populations

    The European Union recently passed new registration requirements for all agrichemical products. Under the new rules, agrichemical companies are now required to evaluate exposure and accumulation in fish in addition to livestock. They now must be able to demonstrate that the bioaccumulation in fish under expected usage scenarios do not threaten fish population levels or present human health risks if the fish are ingested.

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    Open Market: Creating a Clearing for Commercialization

    At the outset, it was a matter of risk versus reward when the company asked Battelle for help in obtaining registrations in order to commercialize their product.

  • Rapid Screening for Agrichemical Residues

    Battelle developed a new testing methodology to rapidly screen water samples for a number of emerging contaminants and current-use pesticides.

  • Testing GMOs for Allergen Potential

    In order to prove that a GMO is safe, Agroscience developers need to be able to prove that the new plant does not produce unexpected proteins that could induce an allergic response in susceptible individuals.

  • Unexpected Impurities in a 5-Batch Study

    An agrochemical company urgently needed to generate missing data in order to meet their product submission deadline. After another lab failed to complete the studies adequately, they contacted Battelle for help.

  • Validating New Sources With 5-Batch Studies

    An agrochemical manufacturer was considering a new Chinese source for their compound. They contacted Battelle for a 5-batch study, which included a request to complete the development and validation of four draft methods for the analysis of the 15 known impurities in the original compound.

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Battelle Manufacturing

  • Avionics Technology Modernization

    Aging electronics and avionics can ground fleets or vehicles for obsolescence or performance. Technical data packages for these systems has often degraded with age or is entirely unavailable, meaning complete reverse engineering is required to develop drop-in compatible replacement avionics modules.

  • Battelle Develops Custom Armor Applications for Commercial Vehicles at Low Cost

    In recent years, the U.S. federal government has identified a need for lower-cost non-standard commercial vehicles (NSCV). NSCVs – such as pick-up trucks, sport-utility vehicles, sedans, and vans – allow military forces to operate in areas without military logistical support.

  • Component Cost Reduction: Fuel Cell Fuel Processor

    Expensive, difficult to produce, long lead-time resulted in collaborative design, manufacturing, supply chain and supplier teams identifying new processes, a revised design and tolerance changes.

  • Component Cost Reduction: Manifolds

    Mounting six solenoid valves in a tight space requires a carefully designed manifold. The original version included features in three dimensions and required six machining setups to produce.

  • Cost-Reduced Avionics Module Manufacturing: CAP

    The Caution Advisory Panel (CAP) is a dashboard display avionics module for the Black Hawk Helicopter, providing important helicopter status information to pilots. The CAP system contains custom circuit cards and fabricated mechanical parts.

  • High Reliability Autonomous Ocean Sensor

    A high-accuracy, high-reliability autonomous sensor system that measures ocean acidification. Five subsystems produced by Battelle are direct shipped to domestic and international destinations and are deployed on buoys around the globe for 18 months at a time. The subsystems are mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, and electro-pneumatic and are contained in sealed, custom, composite shells.

  • Mobile Analytical Laboratory Upgrade Kits

    An existing fleet of mobile labs needs updated equipment and supplies, from high value high technology scientific instruments to inexpensive consumable supplies. Supplies and kits need to coincide with specific times in the mobile labs’ ever-changing locations in order to perform the kit upgrades.

  • pCO2 Monitoring System

    A functioning laboratory proof-of-concept is needed in larger volumes, at lower cost, and with higher reliability.

  • Quick, Accurate Threat-Detection Scanner for Liquid, Aerosol, and Gels Eases and Secures Air Travel Worldwide

    First-of-its kind screening technology safely, quickly, and accurately detects liquid, aerosol, and gel threats in opaque and clear bottles.

  • Ruggedized Autonomous Biological Detection System

    Agile, quality production was needed to meet stringent performance requirements while adapting to an evolving product.

  • Ruggedized Hot-Swappable Battery Power Control Module

    Increased manufacturing is required to meet ongoing operational needs around the world. To efficiently support the increased volumes and performance needs, an original proprietary power pack design was revised at a Navy University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in order to provide operators with faster operation and increased uptime.

  • Security Screening Non-invasive Bottled Liquid Scanner

  • Special Purpose Floodlight

    A special purpose floodlight used in harsh, dynamic, and varying unpredictable conditions. This sealed light includes several custom machined and anodized parts, custom circuit cards, and has a pressure-sealed compartment that is nitrogen backfilled.

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Critical Infrastructure

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Cyber Innovations