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About Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

When you use a copier, hit a golf ball, or listen to a CD, you're using technologies developed by Battelle Memorial Institute. The not-for-profit is one of the world's largest research enterprises, with more than 27,000 scientists, engineers, and staff serving corporate and government clients. Research areas include national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environment. Battelle owns facilities in the US and Europe and manages about ten Department of Energy-sponsored labs, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The institute was established by the family of steel industry pioneer Gordon Battelle in 1929.


Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers other services through its government, commercial, and lab management offerings. Government offerings are divided into national security, homeland security and public safety, energy, environment, health categories, and lab operations & research management. Its commercial categories include agribusiness, oil and gas, health, and industry solutions such as advanced materials and technology commercialization and licensing.

The institute's lab management business includes U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security labs. Battelle serves as a contract manager of National Laboratories under the Government-Owned Contractor-Operated (GOCO) governance model.

Geographic Reach

Battelle's headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio. The institute has labs in New York (Brookhaven National Laboratory); Idaho (Idaho National Laboratory); California (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory); New Mexico (Los Alamos National Laboratory); Maryland (National Biodefense Analysis & Countermeasures Center); Colorado (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); Tennessee (Oak Ridge National Laboratory); and Washington (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

Sales and Marketing

Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. Its major customer groups include government clients, commercial clients, and suppliers in Laboratory Management, National Security, Health & Pharmaceutical, Energy & Environment, Consumer & Industrial, and STEM Education.


Battelle has been especially active in researching and developing chemicals that are key to health and agriculture, having recently completed a couple of important initiatives in this area.

The institution in 2019 became the first laboratory in the US to receive National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program accreditation for testing PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances), a specific suite of chemicals that are commonly used in firefighting foams as well as water-repellant materials, non-stick cookware, and takeout containers, among other products. Due to their possible impacts on human health, PFAS is now emerging as an environmental contaminant of concern, particularly on and around military bases, landfills, and industrial sites. The new accreditation expands Battelle's capabilities and establishes it as the leading PFAS testing lab in the country.

Battelle also received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in early 2020 for its Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System operating at Battelle's West Jefferson, Ohio facility. Battelle's CCDS is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 respirator masks per system each day using concentrated, vapor phase hydrogen peroxide (VPHP). In addition, Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have jointly developed a new rapid, sensitive diagnostic test for COVID-19, which will increase and improve test processing in Ohio according to existing state clinical guidelines.

Company Background

Battelle Memorial Institute was founded with a $1.5 million trust willed by Gordon Battelle, who died in 1923. Battelle was a champion of research for the advancement of humankind, and before taking his father's place as president of several Ohio steel mills, he had funded a former university professor's successful work to extract useful chemicals from mine waste. Battelle's mother, upon her death in 1925, left the institute an additional $2.1 million. The institute opened in 1929.

The institute took on perhaps the most important project in its history in 1944 when it helped an electronics company's patent lawyer, Chester Carlson, find practical uses for his invention, called xerography. Eventually Battelle developed the first photocopy machine, and in 1955 it sold the patent rights for the machine to Haloid (now Xerox) in exchange for royalties.

During WWII Battelle worked on uranium refining for the Manhattan Project, and in the early 1950s it established the world's first private nuclear research facility.

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

1955 Fremont Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402-1510
Phone: 1 (208) 526-1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Network Administrator: Doug Atwood
Mntenance Welder First (6 Mths): Justin Mitchell
Director: Brian Morishita
Employees (This Location): 3,500

Major Office Locations

Idaho Falls, ID