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Battelle Honored By Kent State University


Posted on May 4, 2011

COLUMBUS, OH., 4 May, 2011— For three years, Battelle has worked with Kent State University (KSU) on a congressionally funded fuel cell project. Kent State faculty and students assisted Battelle in developing a fuel cell power generator for military applications. The advanced power generator is more fuel efficient, quieter and produces less pollution than the existing military diesel generators it is designed to replace.

As a result of this project, KSU has selected Battelle for the George Schneider Experiential Learning Award, “Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry.” The award will be presented at the Kent Student Center April 30. It is part of the 13th annual Vision 21 Awards Banquet, which will honor 12 College of Technology Distinguished Alumni.

“We realize that a key to our future success is hiring staff members who are capable of performing the scientific work that Battelle is known for,” said Jeff Melaragno, Fuel Cell Systems Program Manager for Battelle’s Energy, Environment and Material Sciences Global Business (EEMS). “Working with universities to develop students, as well as performing research that is needed for the present day, is part of that process. We are flattered to be recognized by such as great partner as Kent State University.”

Fuel cells are a highly efficient and clean means of generating power. There are many uses for fuel cell technology, from powering automobiles and buses to portable power for microgrids to distributed power for industrial uses, where this increased efficiency would allow us to reduce our consumption of petroleum fuels and reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases.  Battelle is working to make fuel cells and fuel cell-based power generators more affordable and more reliable.

About Battelle

As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses:  Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. 

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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