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,...
May 10, 2021
As the world scrambles to head off the long-term impacts of climate change, much of the effort has gone toward replacing industrial processes that produce carbon dioxide. For instance, wind and solar generation have offset electricity from fossil fuel power...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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