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INL technology hits the marketplace

November 16, 2022

The marketplace debut of Idaho National Laboratory’s Colorimetric Detection of Actinides, or CoDeAc, isn’t the finish to the award-winning technology’s story. According to its inventors and now investors, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter. “CoDeAc has a bright...

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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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Small business funding benefits Idaho research

September 15, 2022

Idaho National Laboratory researcher Richard Skifton and industry partner Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) received a financial boost this spring to conduct testing on an advanced sensor system.  The boost comes from the Department of Energy’s Small Business Innovation...

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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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Community leaders come together to collaborate on net-zero vision

May 23, 2022

Net-zero event fosters collaborative efforts to create energy security for Idahoans  Idaho National Laboratory (INL) brought together community, business, utility and government leaders as part of its Net-Zero Fair to discuss how the lab can help eastern Idaho achieve net-zero...

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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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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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Small businesses prove instrumental in building nuclear research flagship facility

January 24, 2022

A new laboratory facility in Idaho stands to be the most modern structural materials testing and analysis facility in the world, supporting the deployment of new nuclear innovations, life extension and long-term operation of the U.S.’s existing fleet of nuclear reactors, and new reactor concepts. The Sample Preparation Laboratory will...

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Tech-based grant provides cybersecurity assistance to rural community

December 1, 2021

Most of us have been impacted by a cyberattack, whether we know it or not. Cyber adversaries aren’t just targeting major players on the world stage anymore; they are coming for rural America. These attacks can result in ransomware demands,...

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