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WEST JEFFERSON, OH., 15 September, 2011– Battelle will announce today the opening of the centerpiece of its nearly $200 million investment in Central Ohio—the new Center for Life Sciences Research (CLSR).

COLUMBUS, OH., 30 August, 2011—Battelle and NOGLSTP announced recently that Michael Waak and Tonia Poteat have been awarded the 2011 “Out to Innovate Scholarships.”

COLUMBUS, OH., 2 August, 2011—Battelle has hired Matthew Maiers as an Open Innovation Manager for its growing Energy, Environment, and Material Sciences Global Business. Maiers will focus on developing new opportunities and industrial collaborations in the field of alternative energy.

COLUMBUS, OH., 1 August, 2011 – A newly released Battelle study, “Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States,” finds that agriculture and agricultural bioscience – “agbioscience” – are providing crucial wide ranging opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the United States.

COLUMBUS, OH., 27 July, 2011—Anyone who’s had a baby knows how fast diapers can pile up.Battelle scientists have developed a chemistry to make diapers and other absorbent products friendlier to the environment—with the aim of making them cost competitive. The next step is to commercialize this new, green innovation—a thoughtful idea that uses soybean meal to replace a third of the petroleum products currently found in such items.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 July, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, is sponsoring a six-month exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum entitled The Great American Hall of Wonders. The show, which is on view from July 15, 2011 to Jan. 8, 2012, is a celebration of the uniquely American spirit of innovation and it investigates questions that are still critical today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 30 June, 2011—Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, excels at tackling big, complex problems. So it’s a natural fit for it to assess proposed restoration technologies that would help mitigate the harmful blooms of algae and toxic cyanobacteria in Grand Lake St. Marys.

COLUMBUS, OH., 22 June, 2011—Battelle and the national laboratories it manages and co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) won 19—nearly one fifth—of the coveted R&D Magazine’s R&D 100 Awards that note the most significant scientific accomplishments of 2010.

COLUMBUS, OH., 21 June, 2011—The Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center awarded Battelle a task order contract with a ceiling of $75 million to assist ongoing cleanup efforts to clean up Navy, Marine Corps and federal government facilities at various locations worldwide.

COLUMBUS, OH., 20 July, 2011— Battelle carbon sequestration experts collaborated with American Electric Power (AEP) to complete the world’s first small-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) test at a coal-fired power plant, an important milestone in the path towards developing a commercial CCS industry needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The collaboration that grew over the last eight years has led to many geologic, engineering, field implementation, and regulatory firsts, with regional and global impact for CCS technology development.

BOSTON, MA., 15 June, 2011– Battelle and the Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security (CIOCS) at University of Massachusetts Boston announced today that they have teamed to host the first-ever Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security (GCOCS) in May, 2012.

COLUMBUS, OH., 14 June, 2011—Battelle has written a new chapter in its successful book of creating and commercializing environmentally friendly products derived from soybeans. It has licensed polyols used for intermediates in making foams, coatings and adhesives to Emery OleoChemicals LLC which will be the exclusive producer of the petroleum replacement chemical in North and South America and Western Europe.

COLUMBUS, OH., 2 June, 2011–Battelle, the world’s largest independent research and development organization, continues to advance human health with its new, comprehensive Molecular Imaging Solutions portfolio.

COLUMBUS, OH., 2 June, 2011—Already a member of an exclusive Battelle club—Inventor of the Year—Chad Bouton is about to join a group that’s even more elite.

COLUMBUS, OH., 25 May, 2011—Battelle, the world’s leading independent scientific research and technology development organization, today announced the election of an experienced global business executive to its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Michael Gasser of Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) joins some of the nation’s foremost business, military and scientific leaders serving on Battelle’s Board.

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 May, 2011 — The $3.8 billion the U.S. government invested in the Human Genome Project (HGP) from 1988 to 2003 helped drive $796 billion in economic impact and the generation of $244 billion in total personal income, according to a study released today by Battelle. In 2010 alone, the human genome sequencing projects and associated genomics research and industry activity directly and indirectly generated $67 billion in U.S. economic output and supported 310,000 jobs that produced $20 billion in personal income. The genomics-enabled industry also provided $3.7 billion in federal taxes during 2010.

COLUMBUS, OH., 10 May, 2011 – Today, Ohio Governor John R. Kasich announced that he will hold “The Ohio Governor’s 21st Century Energy & Economic Development Summit,” at The Ohio State University on Sept. 21 and 22. The purpose of the Summit will be to help the Kasich Administration and Ohio policy makers develop a 21st-century energy policy for Ohio that will support the state’s long term economic growth and job creation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 9 May, 2011– Eli Lilly and Company recently awarded Battelle its 2010 Global Sustained Supplier Award for helping the pharmaceutical leader achieve key goals and deliver better patient outcomes.

COLUMBUS, OH., 5 May, 2011—Battelle’s commitment to national security is predicated on the directive of its founder, Gordon Battelle, to “use science to help mankind,” a touchstone of the last will and testament he wrote before his death in the early 1920s. Today, the world’s largest independent research and development organization has a commitment to improving the interchange of ideas between America’s government and the defense industry. Evidence can be seen in Battelle’s involvement at the National Defense Industry Association's (NDIA) Environment, Energy Security & Sustainability (E2S2) Symposium and Exhibition in New Orleans May 9-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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.

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