Nuclear Energy

As the nation's premier nuclear science and technology lab, INL leads research, development and demonstration projects to help the nation maintain and expand its use of nuclear energy.

Energy & The Environment

INL improves U.S. energy security and industrial competitiveness by ensuring the availability of clean energy and developing improved technologies to protect the environment.

National & Homeland Security

INL's isolated site, test bed infrastructure, and applied-science focus make it a major center for national security technology development and demonstration.


Idaho researchers recycle carbon emissions with electrochemical cell

May 10, 2021

Feature Story

As the world scrambles to head off the long-term impacts of climate change, much of the effort has gone toward replacing industrial processes that produce carbon dioxide. For instance, wind...

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Groundbreaking, world-trekking chemist Bernice Paige cut a wide swath in INL’s early days

April 29, 2021

History of INL

Although it might be hard to calculate the total brainpower of Idaho National Laboratory over its 70-plus years of existence, it would be impossible to imagine it at all without...

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National laboratory, municipal power utility test energy storage tech for small hydropower generation

April 23, 2021

News Release

Idaho National Laboratory has turned to its own back yard to test how small hydropower plants can provide power to customers during widespread grid outages. Idaho Falls Power, a municipally...

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