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From atoms to earthquakes to Mars: High-performance computing a Swiss Army knife...

March 13, 2023

Researchers solving today’s most important and complex energy challenges can’t always conduct real-world experiments.     This is especially true for nuclear energy research. Considerations such as cost, safety and limited resources can often make laboratory tests impractical. In some cases, the...

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Meet the Idaho National Laboratory experts supporting TerraPower’s advanced reactor development

March 6, 2023

Over the next few decades, dozens of coal power plants around the country will reach the end of their operational lives, and will need to be replaced with new, clean energy sources.   The city of Kemmerer, Wyoming, home to a...

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Jhansi Kandasamy comes full-circle as Idaho National Laboratory Net-Zero executive director

February 27, 2023

In early 2019, Jhansi Kandasamy thought she had already landed her dream job — vice president of engineering at GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. There, she led engineering, operations support and development for six years supporting everything from operating power plants...

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An electrifying future: Idaho National Laboratory’s role in White House efforts to...

February 22, 2023

The White House recently announced a plan to respond to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s call to make electric vehicle charging more accessible.    Experts across the federal government have identified charging as one of the biggest challenges to meet growing transportation...

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Idaho National Laboratory’s Christopher Ischay receives DOE Sustainability Award

February 20, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Idaho National Laboratory’s Christopher Ischay a 2022 Sustainability Award, naming him a Sustainable Champion.   Ischay is the Sustainable INL department manager. He helped establish the laboratory’s sustainability program in 2007 and developed the program...

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High and dry: Idaho National Laboratory-developed software helps farmers manage water usage

February 13, 2023

The interstates and back roads of southeastern Idaho pass through a carpet of farmland, unrolling in all directions. Tall irrigation pivots pump water out across the broad expanses of leafy green potato plants, lifeblood of the state’s economy. But in...

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Microgrid in a Box opening new possibilities in defense, utilities, disaster relief

February 9, 2023

In a back lot behind a building at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, energy systems engineer Kurt Myers leads me outside to look at a nondescript shipping container and an enclosed trailer. While at first glance, these generic-looking boxes...

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Cybersecurity technologies to star in national lab showcase

February 8, 2023

A series of free webinars will showcase 12 innovative cybersecurity technologies available for commercial licensing from 10 U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories. The public can participate in these events starting Feb. 14. For more information on each event, or...

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John Wagner named American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

February 6, 2023

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Director John Wagner has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election to this fellowship is an honor bestowed on members by their peers for their research and social...

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Battelle Energy Alliance leads largest United Way campaign in Idaho

February 1, 2023

Battelle Energy Alliance, operator of Idaho National Laboratory, and its employees are proud to announce pledged contributions of over $685,000 to the United Way and its partner agencies in 2023. This is the largest United Way workplace campaign in the...

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