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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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Advanced Test Reactor overhaul complete; system testing underway to resume normal operations

March 21, 2022

Workers at Idaho National Laboratory’s Advanced Test Reactor have completed an 11-month outage for a core overhaul that occurs about every 10 years to maintain peak performance. During the overhaul, operators and maintenance teams replaced components that wear out over...

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Armor technology designed to protect the power grid licensed by Michigan company

March 8, 2022

A 2013 sniper attack on an electric power substation in Northern California, which caused more than $15 million in damages and destroyed 17 transformers, led Idaho National Laboratory researchers to develop a novel protective solution. Now, the lab’s Armored Transformer...

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A decade in the making, Idaho researchers unveil enhanced electric power grid...

January 12, 2022

A decade in the making, Idaho researchers unveil enhanced electric power grid test bed   It’s taken almost 10 years to design and construct, but researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory have now energized and put into service one of the nation’s most comprehensive...

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NASA, INL take next step toward developing dynamic radioisotope power system

November 22, 2021

NASA, INL take next step toward developing dynamic radioisotope power system IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne as the lead subcontractor for the first of three phases toward the development of a dynamic radioisotope...

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Nuclear energy featured on ‘Tomorrow’s World Today’

October 21, 2021

Nuclear energy featured on ‘Tomorrow’s World Today’ “Tomorrow’s World Today,” an Emmy-nominated television show about the latest developments on sustainability, technology and innovation, will feature experts from Idaho National Laboratory during Season 4. “Tomorrow’s World Today” explores the concepts of...

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October 11, 2021

Energy Dept. Funding to Support Hydrogen Production at Arizona’s Palo Verde Generating Station Idaho National Laboratory will partner with the country’s largest commercial nuclear energy facility to bring the nation one step closer to a carbon-free future. PNW Hydrogen, LLC...

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