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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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Electric Vehicle Charging: First of a Kind National Lab Project Will Simulate...

April 8, 2021

Research by Idaho National Laboratory scientists could help the nation accommodate more electric vehicles, while lessening the impact of vehicle charging on the electrical grid system. Electric vehicle sales have grown rapidly in the last decade with 1.6 million all-electric...

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Idaho researchers help industry make high-performance parts inexpensive and durable

April 5, 2021

Many of today’s high-performance technologies—nuclear reactors, spacecraft, concentrated solar plants and hydrogen cells—require advanced materials. The “advanced” aspect comes from the fact that they’re made of metals and ceramics that can withstand extreme conditions or meet exacting specifications. In the...

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United we stand: Building collaborations to fight COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2021

When the COVID-19 virus took hold in March 2020, the nation’s vast array of research experts were quick to mobilize. Researchers from universities and national laboratories began connecting to brainstorm how they could share skills and capabilities to respond to...

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Potato wastewater could feed bacteria used to recycle high-tech devices

March 17, 2021

Every year, it takes millions of gallons of water to clean, peel and slice Idaho’s potatoes before they’re processed into any number of products from tater tots and animal feed to industrial starch. As a result, Idaho potato processors must...

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A step closer to clean hydrogen

March 5, 2021

In October 2020, the Department of Energy announced FuelCell Energy of Danbury, Connecticut, and Idaho National Laboratory would receive $12.5 million for a project integrating hydrogen production and nuclear power. As a result of these related projects, widespread deployment of...

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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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Researchers demonstrate new solution to water problems

December 10, 2020

In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge got it right: Sometimes you are surrounded by water but don’t have a drop to drink. That happens at sea and on land, where water may have a...

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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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National lab donates geothermal analysis for community pool project

November 12, 2020

For millions of years, the earth’s crust has moved over the Yellowstone hot spot, shaping the landscapes of Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. The hot spot has spawned major volcanic eruptions, blanketed large portions of the United States in...

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