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Ecology
NEON project site showing a tower among the trees

Next Steps for the NEON Project

Posted by Sharon Collinge on Oct 10, 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for the NEON project. Construction is wrapping up and more and more data is being collected. So what’s next?

Contaminated Sites
naturally occurring microbes might be able to help with contaminated sites

Remediation Powered by Fungal Enzymes

Posted by Battelle Insider on Sep 18, 2018

Environmental contamination is a problem across the country. What if naturally occurring microbes could solve this challenge?

Contaminated Sites
firefighters putting out a blaze using foam

Why You Should Care About PFAS

Posted by Battelle Insider on Sep 5, 2018

There are two sides to every coin. The same can be said of chemicals. Those offering improvements in our daily lives also can have harmful effects.

Ecology
graphic showing the concept of  systems engineering

Systems Engineering to Save the Planet?

Posted by Battelle Insider on Aug 27, 2018

OK, it might not be that dramatic, but systems engineering is playing a big role in understanding the ecology of the third rock from the sun.

Ecology
drone aerial view of a forest

Exploring the Future of Airborne Remote Sensing

Posted by Battelle Insider on Aug 7, 2018

Drones are gaining popularity in environmental and agricultural applications. Could they help NEON expand its airborne remote sensing capacities?

Energy & Environment
Core Energy’s CO2-EOR processing facility in Michigan

Carbon Capture & Sequestration is Worth Pursuing

Posted by Battelle Insider on Jun 5, 2018

Burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which contributes to global climate change. That’s why we think CCS is worth pursuing.

Lab Management
NREL researchers Bryon Donohoe and Nic Rorrer and Gregg Beckham pose in the lab

Plastic-Degrading Enzyme Helps Us Minimize Our Footprints

Posted by Battelle Insider on Apr 25, 2018

Scientists are hoping their discovery of improving an enzyme that “eats” plastic will be a step forward in developing solutions for a global problem.

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