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Process Engineering

Conquering the Complex

Advanced engineering and innovation are a hallmark of Battelle’s legacy. Our process engineering teams make the complex possible. Let Battelle help you solve your process engineering challenges safely and efficiently.
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Essential Expertise for Critical Resources

For many industries and businesses, sustained supplies of essential materials like rare earth materials are critical. Society and industry rely on these materials to enable technological advancement. But extracting and purification of these materials and developing a process for sustained supply of these resources can be overwhelming. Battelle’s deep team of specialized engineers can help create a process to make the impossible possible.

Photo: Rare earth element after being delivered from the ground

Rare Earth Elements Research  


Many high-tech devices require rare earth elements (REEs) to function – from smartphones to guidance systems. Battelle is conducting important research to find the most effective and efficient ways to extract and separate these REEs out of various domestic feedstocks.

Improving Coal-to-Liquid Technology


In countries, like the U.S., that have significant coal resources, liquifying that coal in liquid fuels can help reduce dependency on foreign fuel resources. Battelle’s process engineering expertise is helping to make this coal-to-liquid technology a reality.

Photo: Coal about to be liquified into a fuel source

Featured Expert


Mike Heinrichs

Sep 16, 2021, 15:54 PM
Title : Mike Heinrichs
Name : Mike Heinrichs
Position : Program Manager

Mike Heinrichs is a program manager and chemical engineer in Battelle’s Energy Division, with research interests in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); recovery of rare earth elements and critical materials (REE/CM); and in process design, experimentation, modeling, validation and scale up and piloting of early TRL technologies.

Photo: Headshot of Battelle program manager Mike Heinrichs who focuses on carbon capture, utilization and storage, rare earth elements recovery and process expertise
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