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COLUMBUS, OH., 7 January, 2010 - Managing projects and programs is the backbone of Battelle’s multi-billion dollar contract research business

COLUMBUS, OH., 6 January, 2010 - Battelle’s energy technology commercial solutions business announced today that it is working with 14 of the nation’s leading electric utilities and power systems suppliers to demonstrate the increased efficiency and reliability of electric power distribution through the application of intelligent systems to the power grid.

COLUMBUS, OH., 22 December, 2009 - Global research and development (R&D) spending is expected to increase by 4.0 percent in 2010 to $1,156 billion, according to the closely watched Battelle - R&D Magazine 2010 Global R&D Funding Forecast released today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 2 December, 2009—Battelle Vice President of Energy Infrastructure Mani Vadari has been elected to the board of directors of the GridWise Alliance for a two-year term.

What: Battelle is a co-leader in two major initiatives aimed at addressing global climate change through electric grid technology. One is with American Electric Power on a 110,000-home project in Columbus, Ohio, and the other is in the Pacific Northwest in a demonstration which combines energy providers, utilities, vendors, and research organizations. In total, 16 regional smart grid demonstration awards were announced by DOE today.

COLUMBUS, OH., 23 November, 2009 – Battelle will work collaboratively with the public-private partnership announced by the White House today to strengthen the nation’s competitiveness through increasing the scale and scope of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

COLUMBUS, OH., 3 November, 2009—Battelle has been awarded a five-year, $13 million contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate the performance of homeland security technologies related to water protection and wide-area decontamination.

COLUMBUS, OH., 28 October, 2009—Michael Smith, a member of the Battelle Cyber Security Practice, was selected to receive the 2009 Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Information System Security Officer (ISSO) of the Year award on Oct. 14.

COLUMBUS, OH., 26 October, 2009—Battelle, the world’s leading independent research and development organization, will join officials from Italy and the United States Italian Embassy in a forum discussing the challenges of returning to nuclear energy worldwide.

BALTIMORE, MD., 22 October, 2009—Jaguar Expo (Montreal, Canada) has confirmed Dr. Mani Vadari of Battelle as a keynote speaker for its Smart Grid RoadShow conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland on November 3-4, 2009. Dr. Vadari will address the full conference delegation on the second morning of the event (Nov. 4th) in a 45-minute commentary and discussion of the evolving North American grid transformation.

COLUMBUS, OH., 22 October, 2009—The most recent demonstration of injecting carbon dioxide deep underground provides yet another step in proving that this technology (known as carbon capture and sequestration) can be an answer to the challenge of curbing greenhouses gases that are vented into Earth’s atmosphere.

COLUMBUS, OH. 2 October, 2009—The wait is over. Ferratec and R&D partner Electrosynthesis have successfully scaled up Battelle’s ferrate process technology, which means the powerful chemical oxidizer that was once nearly impossible to get in large quantities is now available by the kilogram. Battelle had shown the material, valuable to chemists the world over, could be produced in bench-scale quantities with their process. Ferratec licensed the process and now, with partner Electrosynthesis, has successfully completed pilot-scale trials and is ready to move to full-scale production.

COLUMBUS, OH. 29 September, 2009—One of the world’s leading independent research and development organizations and one of the world’s premier research universities today announced a major step in expanding their collaboration on scientific research and community development efforts.

The Ohio State University, COLUMBUS, OH. 16 September, 2009– As part of its institution-wide alignment initiative, The Ohio State University has created a new governance structure for its Medical Center and formed a new board to guide and oversee its health system. Creation of the new board, comprised of 22 members – 13 with voting privileges – was approved earlier this year by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.

COLUMBUS, OH. 16 September, 2009—Michael A. Aimone has joined Battelle as Vice President, Strategy Development, after completing a distinguished career of federal service with the United States Air Force, retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

COLUMBUS, OH. 15 September, 2009 - Colonel Christopher Gunther, USMC (Ret.), has recently been promoted to Vice President, Marine Corps Market Sector, for Battelle’s National Security Global Business. After completing a distinguished career with the United States Marine Corps, he has served at Battelle as a business development leader, responsible for helping USMC clients with technology solutions. In this new role, he will have leadership responsibility for providing high-value, affordable, technology-based solutions to Marine Corps customers and their suppliers.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. 1 September, 2009 — The Utah Safety Council last week presented multiple safety awards to Battelle and EG&G, contractors at the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (TOCDF), the U.S. Army chemical weapons incinerator complex located at Deseret Chemical Depot.

COLUMBUS, OH. 20 August, 2009—Battelle announced today that it has successfully transitioned the autonomous pCO2 monitoring system to its Blazer Parkway manufacturing center. An analytical instrument designed to help scientists understand and predict climate change, the pCO2 monitoring system was developed as part of an innovative cooperative effort with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA).

COLUMBUS, OH. 30 June, 2009 – Battelle was recently awarded the renewal of a technical support contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT). This five-year task-order contract has a value of $32.6 million.

COLUMBUS, OH. 30 June, 2009—Some call it corn. Others say maize. It originally came from Mesoamerica (now Mexico) and is now the most widely grown crop in the Americas. At Battelle, it’s being converted into plastic by a team of innovative materials scientists.

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