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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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Key to improved green tech efficiency found in simple acid treatment

April 21, 2022

The development of new, more efficient electrochemical cells could provide a good option for carbon-free hydrogen and chemical production along with large-scale electricity generation and storage.    But first, scientists must overcome several challenges, including how to make the cells more...

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What to do with your old phone? INL’s E-RECOV might have the...

April 11, 2022

People rely on electronics, and that reliance will only grow in the coming years. As the newest gadgets prompt us to dispose of our old ones, we unwittingly become contributors to a major conundrum for our world – electronic litter.  ...

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Idaho National Laboratory seeks partner for small hydropower field demonstration

April 4, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory are looking for field demonstration partners to help investigate how regional hydropower operators can integrate industrial-scale energy storage to make their plants capable of providing local emergency power during blackouts.  INL...

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Spero Renewables ‘TAPs’ Idaho National Laboratory 

March 28, 2022

As more companies work to turn biomass, such as crop residues and municipal solid waste, into renewable fuels, products and power, they face a host of challenges. Among these challenges is how to turn raw biomass into a consistent product...

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Cracking under pressure: What teeth can teach us about modern materials

February 18, 2022

As unlikely as it sounds, a simple tooth could play a significant role in the world’s clean energy future.   Because dental enamel has unique properties that make it both rigid and resilient, it has a range of valuable applications beyond...

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Learning to improve chemical reactions with artificial intelligence

February 14, 2022

If you follow the directions in a cake recipe, you expect to end up with a nice fluffy cake. In Idaho Falls, though, the elevation can affect these results. When baked goods don’t turn out as expected, the troubleshooting begins. This happens in chemistry, too. Chemists must be able to account for how...

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Battle-ready recycling: DARPA ReSource project enlists INL research team

February 2, 2022

For centuries, armies in the field have faced situations where they had to live off whatever they could get their hands on. The saying “an army marches on its stomach” has been attributed to both Napoleon and Frederick the Great.  In the 21st century, the U.S. Defense Advanced...

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