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Environmental Services Newsletter

Battelle Environment Matters

July 2016 - Issue 2

Battelle to Support National Defense Center for Energy and Environment

National Defense Energy & Environmental Alliance (E2A), a joint venture between Battelle and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), has been awarded one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) multi-award National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE) operating contracts. Under the $122.5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, E2A is now able to support task orders for DoD and other agencies seeking to improve their performance on environmental, safety, occupational health and energy (ESOHE) goals. E2A was recently awarded the first delivery order under the new contract, a study of citric acid passivation of corrosion resistant stainless steel Army aircraft components. 

NDCEE is a centralized resource for DoD and other federal agencies to access experts focused on research, development, demonstration, validation and transition of ESOHE technologies. It serves as a national leadership organization to address high-priority environmental, safety, occupational health and energy requirements and help DoD and other agencies comply with ESOHE regulations. DoD and other federal agencies can use the contract vehicle.

Battelle has a long history of supporting DoD, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies in meeting environmental, safety, occupational health and energy technology transfer goals. Battelle brings together deep expertise in a broad range of science and engineering disciplines, from advanced materials to analytical chemistry, in order to develop innovative solutions to these challenges. Battelle has completed numerous projects for the U.S. Navy and other clients to test, validate and deploy novel technologies. We have a proven track record in technology transfer projects that have helped the DoD, along with other agencies like EPA, identify optimal solutions and accelerate technology transfer in order to minimize environmental impacts, reduce energy use and increase each agency’s chances of meeting their sustainability goals.

The five-year NDCEE contract has 24 focus areas under which the delivery orders can be awarded::

  • Hazardous waste treatment
  • Management of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)-type wastes
  • Waste minimization
  • Municipal solid waste and incineration issues
  • Management and treatment of hazardous air pollutants
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Mixed waste management and disposal
  • Remediation of contaminated sites
  • Chemical and biological weapons destruction
  • Recycling of materials
  • Water treatment issues and water use and reuse
  • Pollution of ground and surface water
  • Aboveground and underground storage tanks
  • Nuclear waste management and disposal
  • Corrosion prevention and control
  • Solvent substitution and aqueous-based cleaners
  • Ozone-depleting substances
  • Location, removal and demilitarization of unexploded ordnance
  • De-manufacturing of electronic equipment for recycle and reuse (DEER2)
  • Alternative energy use solutions
  • Fossil fuel conservation solutions (reduction of DoD's carbon footprint)
  • Safety initiatives/technologies to reduce preventable accidents including meeting challenges laid out by the Defense Safety Oversight Committee (DSOC)
  • Occupational Health initiatives
  • Occupational Health improvement to reduce occupational health hazards