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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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Coal-dependent Kentucky considers nuclear with help of GAIN and an NCSU student

September 7, 2022

Last year, Bill Gates was speaking at the Nuclear Energy Assembly’s virtual conference about his company’s plans to build an advanced reactor in Wyoming.  Julian Colvin, a 22-year-old nuclear engineering student at North Carolina State University, was listening and posted...

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Center for Radiation Chemistry Research takes a forgotten science into the future

August 31, 2022

The science of radiation chemistry flourished from the 1940s through the 1960s as the United States weighed the benefits of several different reactor technologies to power an energy-hungry planet.  During that time, researchers needed to understand how chemical reactions occurred...

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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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Battelle Energy Alliance, NASA select industry partners to design nuclear power system...

June 21, 2022

Battelle Energy Alliance, contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and NASA have selected proposals to design a fission surface power system for lunar power applications. The FSP project is sponsored by NASA in collaboration with...

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A lifelong advocate for nuclear’s power

June 15, 2022

Seth Kanter never suspected that his love of the ocean, and more than eight years in the Navy, would eventually lead him to a career in the high desert of eastern Idaho. But as the Radiological Engineering manager at Idaho...

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Community invited to discussions about Netflix’s Three Mile Island series

June 14, 2022

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Building on an effort launched in 2019, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will hold a community discussion to answer the public’s questions. The topic of the discussion is the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Netflix recently released...

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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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AI for a clean energy future: Researchers use machine learning for advanced...

May 16, 2022

Developing the nuclear power systems of the future requires innovative thinking and new approaches to solving complex challenges. For the first time, a team of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and University of Idaho researchers has successfully applied machine learning to...

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Fueling Innovation: New collaboration with University of Utah tackles nuclear waste

May 11, 2022

It’s one of the most persistent questions in nuclear energy: What about the waste? A new collaboration between Idaho National Laboratory and the University of Utah hopes to answer that question by making fuel recycling a reality for advanced reactors.  ...

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