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PNNL Business Facts, Fiscal Year 2013

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Business Volume, Employment, and Customers

Economic Devolpment Chart
  • $936 million at the end of our 2013 fiscal year in September
  • 4,300+ scientists, engineers and non-technical staff
  • Customers include the U.S. Department of Energy; other federal, state and local agencies; universities; and industry sponsors.


  • 36 U.S. (FY2013)
  • 49 foreign (FY2013)
  • Since 1965, combined total of 2,235 U.S. and foreign

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-reviewed publications
  • 1,168 peer-reviewed, published articles (FY2013)
  • According to Essential Science Indicators rankings among top 1% of research institutions in publications and citations in (FY2013):
    • Biology and Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Engineering
    • Environment and Ecology
    • Geosciences
    • Materials Science
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology & Genetics
    • Physics

FY2013 Awards Include

  • 4 Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 3 Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for technology transfer
  • 1 R&D 100 Awards
  • 2 Fellows, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 3 Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2 American Physical Society
  • 1 American Geophysical Union
  • 1 American Ceramic Society
  • 1 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • 1 Microscopy Society of America
  • 1 American Vacuum Society
  • 1 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 1 Health Physics Society
  • 4 members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences
  • ASMS Distinguished Contribution Award
  • RSC Homogeneous Catalysis Award
  • International Tanabe Prize for Catalysis
  • Great Minds in STEM Luminary Honoree
  • IEEE New Faces of Engineering award
  • Crystal Growth Award

Payroll and Taxes

  • Gross payroll, approximately $401 million
  • Various state and federal payroll taxes paid amounted to more than $32 million

Purchased Goods and Services

  • $430 million

Economic Development

  • Nearly 162 businesses with roots to Battelle, operator of the laboratory, and PNNL technology or personnel; for the Tri-Cities, Washington area, this currently represents approximately 1,500 jobs
  • Since 1994, completed about 1,149 technology assistance projects with approximately 70% of them supporting Washington-based companies, resulting in product or service improvements and increased revenues for these companies

Battelle Community Involvement

  • Invested nearly $611,099 in area philanthropic and civic organizations (FY2013)
  • Since 1965, Battelle has invested more than $24.5 million to improve science, education and quality of life in the Tri-Cities, Wash. community
  • Invested $327,000 in Richland, Wash. Delta High School, a STEM- (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused school; total estimated support since 2007, including cash and in-kind support, is more than $3.4 million
  • Through Team Battelle, our staff volunteer program, more than 2,800 employees volunteered more than 22,800 hours for 54 local organizations in (FY2013)
  • Over the past 11 years, PNNL staff have volunteered more than 175,000 hours to community projects



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