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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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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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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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New IrrigationViz tool promotes water, energy, environment for communities

June 22, 2021

Reinvestment in the nation’s irrigation systems has numerous benefits. It can simultaneously promote the economic well-being of farmers and rural communities, generate more renewable energy, and advance environmental stewardship. Plus, such efforts could cut carbon emissions in the farm sector,...

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

April 23, 2021

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 owned utility, and INL researchers this week performed tests to...

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New webinar series explores carbon-free choices

February 24, 2021

New webinar series explores carbon-free choices IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – What does it mean to be carbon-free? This central question will be explored in a new Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) webinar series, “Shaping our Carbon-Free Future,” from...

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Tri-Lab Initiative Leads Innovation in Novel Hybrid Energy Systems

December 8, 2020

Tri-Lab initiative leads innovation in novel hybrid energy systems IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Future novel hybrid energy systems could lead to paradigm shifts in clean energy production, according to a paper published last week in Joule. Researchers from the U.S....

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Private-public partnership will use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production

November 9, 2020

Private-public partnership will use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production Project is first U.S. pairing of high-temperature steam electrolysis with commercial heat More than $10 million in federal funding will help a Minnesota nuclear power plant make hydrogen in a...

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John Wagner named Idaho National Laboratory director

November 5, 2020

John Wagner named Idaho National Laboratory director IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Battelle Energy Alliance’s (BEA) Board of Managers announced today that John Wagner, Ph.D., will be the next director of Idaho National Laboratory (INL). BEA manages and operates the laboratory...

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Idaho laboratory joins national research programs for making ‘green’ hydrogen

October 8, 2020

Idaho laboratory joins national research programs for making ‘green’ hydrogen IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Idaho National Laboratory is a member of two new Department of Energy research consortia charged with exploring new methods and technologies for hydrogen production. Hydrogen can...

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