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COLUMBUS, OH., 12 December, 2012—Battelle and its marketing partner Sellex International passed a significant milestone in steps to improve security with major European approval of a cutting-edge scanner.

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 December, 2012—Battelle scientists have invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent. This new polyurethane has less odor than its petroleum-based counterpart and can be used in a wide variety of coatings and adhesives.

COLUMBUS, OH., 13 November, 2012— Dr. Patricia Gruber is bringing her deep knowledge in marine physics, oceanography and applied technology to Battelle where she will lead its Undersea Systems business division.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Battelle recently donated $10,000 to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Foundation (AUVSI) to support educational robotics initiatives.

RICHLAND, Washington – Battelle and the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory have finalized a cooperative agreement that will authorize the release of all $89 million in Recovery Act funding obligated to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The funds will be added to another $89 million contributed by the Bonneville Power Administration, 11 utilities and five technology companies that make up the demonstration project team.

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Battelle will lead a team of contractors that will provide products and services to the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s (TRADOC) Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE), located at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, under a five-year, multiple award contract with a $100 million ceiling. The first award was made last week to support the execution of the Army War-fighting Challenge Number 10. Battelle will provide draft running estimates, interim solution strategies and an integrated learning plan based on exercise and venue evaluations.

Columbus, OH - Mani Vadari, VP of Electricity Infrastructure at Battelle, was a guest on the 610 WTVN Bob Conners radio show on July 8. With the current heat wave stressing the electricity grid, Conners called on Vadari as an expert in the field to answer questions about the grid and give tips for consumers to do their part to stop brownouts. Click here to listen.

ARLINGTON, VA., 20 November, 2012—As the White House moves to address cyber security risks with a new Presidential policy directive and imminent Executive Order, national security experts agree there is a pressing need for a cyber doctrine to guide United States policy in an era of proliferating cyber challenges.

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.

Columbus, Ohio—A consortium of Serco, Battelle, and The University of Manchester in England has been named to run the new United Kingdom National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Aberdeen, MD—The U.S. Air Force recently awarded a three-year, task order contract to Battelle to assist with the 649th Aeronautical Systems Squadron move from Brooks City Base in San Antonio, Texas, to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. The contract has a ceiling of over $32 million.

Columbus, OH, USA—Battelle has licensed its Opt-EFX™ electrohydrodynamic (EHD) technology to The Incubation Factory, a market accelerator focused on creating and growing high potential companies based on breakthrough technologies. The licensing of Opt-EFX™ technology represents the commercialization of a Battelle innovation in the rapidly growing consumer home fragrance market, a $5 billion industry growing more than 10 percent annually.

COLUMBUS, OH—Battelle’s National Security Global Business recently was awarded a number of significant contracts highlighting the broad range of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) capabilities and technology solutions that Battelle offers to federal agencies.

COLUMBUS, OH., 19 November, 2012—Brian Schultz, a Battelle cybersecurity expert, recently was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow to the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) at its international conference.

COLUMBUS, OH., 15 November, 2012—Battelle announced today that John K. Welch, president and CEO of USEC Inc., will succeed John B. McCoy as Chairman of Battelle’s Board of Directors effective immediately. McCoy, who has served on the Battelle board for 21 years — 12 of them as board chair — will continue as a board member and will chair the Human Resources, Compensation and Governance Committee.

COLUMBUS, OH., 12 November, 2012—Battelle scientists and engineers will work with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to identify wastewater treatment technologies that are suitable for use in Ohio. The technologies will increase water reuse and decrease injection of wastewater into disposal wells associated with shale gas drilling and production activities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Regions.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 November, 2012—Battelle​won a 2012 Gold Electrode Award from​Neurotech Reports as the Most Useful Nonprofit Organization. The award, presented along with four others, was presented Oct. 22, 2012 at the Neurotech Leaders Forum in San Francisco, CA.

DUBLIN, OH., 1 November, 2012—An improved battery housing, designed and manufactured by Battelle is helping to protect the lives of military troops and responders who face threats from explosive devices.

COLUMBUS, OH., 16 October, 2012--Battelle has won three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to support the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for potentially the next five years. The contracts have a ceiling value of more than $115 million during that time. Battelle, along with the members of its contract team, has the right to bid on all the work for three base years and an option for two more.

HAMPTON ROADS, VA., 15 October, 2012—Battelle researchers have been working to tackle one of the most vexing issues facing those who work in the world’s oceans: How to increase mission persistence? They are studying ways to tie in technologies related to submersibles, sensors and power generation to create a systematic approach to solving this challenge.

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