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Energy analysis moves beyond economics, technology to find the best fit for...

October 5, 2022

In the past, finding the right energy solution for a community was relatively straightforward.   Fossil-fuel power plants dominated energy production, with large nuclear power plants and renewables playing a smaller role. A utility would evaluate these technologies for a given...

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Keeping cool: A common refrigerant shows promise for metal recycling

September 29, 2022

It’s not uncommon in the scientific world for a process to have many unique applications. For example, Idaho National Laboratory researchers have taken a water treatment technology and adapted it for another environmentally important function – selectively separating rare earth...

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Idaho lab unveils industrial-scale advanced manufacturing technology

September 27, 2022

The future of the manufacturing industry depends on advancements that lead to decarbonization. At Idaho National Laboratory, a ribbon cutting event recently unveiled first-of-its-kind electric field assisted sintering (EFAS) technology. At the event, the lab showcased the world’s largest direct...

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Send in the drones: INL unmanned aerial program offers independent testing and...

September 19, 2022

Ever since the Wright brothers innovated in the back of their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, aviation has been, at heart, a nuts-and-bolts endeavor. For all the sophisticated equipment Idaho National Laboratory’s Unmanned Aerial Systems team has at its disposal...

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Energy secretary tours INL with focus on clean energy, national security capabilities

August 3, 2022

Idaho Falls, Idaho – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm made her first visit to Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Wednesday. Granholm, a former governor of Michigan, was appointed by President Joe Biden to lead the Energy department and...

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Small business tests promising new battery at INL

June 28, 2022

Imagine a future when electric vehicles can travel thousands of miles on a single charge, and cargo ships and passenger planes run on batteries instead of fossil fuels.   To make these technological leaps a reality, researchers are working to find...

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A new ETHOS: INL leads study of innovation culture at six national...

May 31, 2022

The United States invests more than $30 billion every year in its national laboratories, which are owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Their mission, according to DOE’s mission statement, is to “ensure America’s security and prosperity by...

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No small potatoes: Understanding risks and impacts to our agricultural supply

May 18, 2022

When most people hear about the state of Idaho, potatoes are probably the first thing they think of. Those famous potatoes are at the forefront of a new research project at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as well.   This research began...

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Taking charge of safety: How the BADGE diagnostics platform will provide reliable...

May 13, 2022

The race to a net-zero future is gaining speed, and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) researchers are at the forefront. Smoothly deploying electric vehicle technology is an essential step to crossing the finish line. In 2020, transportation accounted for 27% of...

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Minerals called perovskites open new avenues of energy research

May 9, 2022

Every day, researchers around the world develop new technologies to usher in a carbon-free energy future.   A big part of that effort is developing new materials with advanced properties to make these technologies more flexible, efficient and reliable.   Over the...

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