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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—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.

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. 20 June, 2009— Battelle and the national laboratories it manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy have won 26 of the prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Awards, six more than it won in 2008.

ABERDEEN, MD. 15 June, 2009—Battelle was recently named one of two companies being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a ceiling of $94 million. As part of the contract award by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Battelle was awarded the largest task order with a five-year value of $29 million.

COLUMBUS, OH. 11 June, 2009—Never has a year been harder to forecast economically than 2009. Careful and historically accurate predictions of this closely watched forecast in scientific R&D were knocked askew by a variety of factors in 2009.

WASHINGTON – June 11, 2009 – Achieve announced today that Jeffrey Wadsworth, President and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute, has agreed to join its Board of Directors. Dr. Wadsworth leads the world’s largest independent research and development organization with a history of scientific discoveries in the fields of energy, security, health and life science that can be found in everyday products such as copiers, bar codes and airplane de-icers. Battelle reinvests its profits into advancing the quality of education through unique public/private partnerships with educators, school districts, foundations and state educators across the United States to accelerate the spread of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

SAN DIEGO, CA. 10 June, 2009—Battelle today presented $6,000 to the San Diego Science Alliance (SDSA) for its support of the Middle School Science Education Leadership Initiative (MSSELLI). The check was presented at the monthly NDIA Luncheon meeting attended by 150 San Diego business leaders to emphasize Battelle’s relationship with NDIA and the strong support that the local chapter provides to the STEM initiative.

KAUAI, HI. 9 June, 2009—Innovations from Battelle supported a successful test of an element of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System recently.

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