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National lab helps Wyoming explore nuclear energy frontier

May 30, 2023

An agreement between Idaho National Laboratory and Wyoming positions the state to continue as a leader in energy production and innovation. The collaboration comes after TerraPower announced plans in 2021 to build its Natrium Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Wyoming’s...

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Using excess energy to split water could help make hydrogen a key...

May 22, 2023

For decades, some energy experts have dreamed of a carbon-free landscape where clean hydrogen is the dominant transportation fuel, energy storage medium and chemical building block.  Indeed, hydrogen already plays a big role in the manufacturing processes of many common...

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New study examines US markets for microreactors

May 15, 2023

Developers seeking to deploy advanced nuclear reactors can find high market potential in states with energy-intensive industries, nuclear-friendly laws, and widespread social acceptance – factors outlined in a new report by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).  The report, “Microreactor...

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Idaho researchers develop tool to help restore electricity after natural disasters

May 9, 2023

The Storm-DEPART tool was recently awarded an INL Laboratory Director Award and this week the team will be honored by Entergy Corporation, a Louisiana-based utility that is using the technology to better prepare for natural disasters. In August 2005, Hurricane...

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First-of-a-kind technology: INL demonstrates mobile hot cell for radioactive source recovery

May 1, 2023

A crowd gathers around a black wooden box that resembles a short refrigerator, waiting for the motion of a pair of robotic arms sitting just outside the box. When the arms move, a wave of excited energy in the room...

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Laboratory experts help states learn more about advanced nuclear deployment

April 24, 2023

Idaho National Laboratory is poised to lend its deep bench of experts to a new resource for states wanting to learn more about advanced nuclear energy deployment.  The Advanced Nuclear State Collaborative, launched in February, has already received interest from...

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Bright Future in Energy Scholarship Winners Announced

April 20, 2023

Idaho National Laboratory’s K-12 Education Program announces Abigail Stephens and Elsa Cutler as winners of the 2023 Bright Future in Energy Scholarship Competition. Stephens and Cutler wowed the judges with their research and presentations, which focused on how nuclear energy...

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Making a smaller target for hackers: Technology keeps industrial control systems safer...

April 17, 2023

You don’t have to be William Tell with a bow and arrow to know that a smaller target is harder to hit. In today’s world of cybersecurity, the fewer opportunities there are for hackers to make trouble, the less chance...

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Idaho National Laboratory expands relationships with minority-serving institutions

April 10, 2023

An Idaho National Laboratory employee recently helped young engineers take first place at the Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) sixth annual design challenge.  The challenge was part of the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Conference. JR Ratliff, INL’s...

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More than 150 Idaho technologies licensed in 2022

April 3, 2023

Thousands of innovations and technologies have been discovered at Idaho National Laboratory since its establishment more than 70 years ago. The discoveries include everything from cybersecurity software that reduces risk of cyberattacks to inventions that improve the safety and efficiency...

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