On April 27, the University of Guam signed a teaming agreement Battelle for environmental sustainability and renewable energy projects. The signing took place at 11:00 a.m. at the University of Guam, President’s Office Conference Room.
Battelle is an international science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science, and develops and commercializes technology. Energy is one of Battelle’s five key focus areas, and the company co-manages national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“This teaming agreement adds critical mass to the University of Guam’s UOG Green initiative,” said UOG President Robert A. Underwood. “Battelle brings a tremendous amount of expertise in energy technology to the University of Guam’s research agenda and positions us to successfully obtain federal grants and contracts. In partnership with Battelle, the University of Guam will develop proposals for projects that can potentially change our energy use patterns on Guam, and possibly the region.”
The University of Guam will seek federal funding for energy assessments and modeling for Guam and Micronesia; renewable energy assessments and implementation; environmental sustainability and alternative energy education and outreach; and public/private financing options and services for environmental sustainability and renewable energy programs and projects.
“Battelle is delighted to team with the University of Guam to search for solutions on these critically important energy and environmental issues” said Steve Kelly, President of Battelle’s National Security Global Business. “We also look forward to supporting UOG in developing the educational programs and outreach that will ensure the sustainability of the solutions we find together.”
The University of Guam selected Battelle as a teaming partner after a rigorous request for proposal process to ensure compliance with Government of Guam procurement regulations.
“The JGPO business conferences have initiated a great deal of thought and discussion as to how we as a community can improve our quality of life through various teaming agreements and partnerships,” added Underwood. “We at the University of Guam look forward to doing the research that will enable our community to make the best possible decisions for our future.”