INL Programs

INL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.

Nuclear Energy

INL leads research, development and demonstration projects to help the nation maintain and expand its use of nuclear energy. Exceptional expertise, unique infrastructure, nuclear materials and strategic partnerships converge at INL, the national nuclear energy laboratory.


National & Homeland Security

Threats posed by global terrorism, the proliferation of nuclear materials, and the vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure have continued to evolve in complexity. INL is a major center that helps solve these issues.


Energy & Environment

Ensuring the availability of clean energy and developing improved technologies to protect the environment remain key challenges for the future. INL is a leader in this area and is improving U.S. energy security and industrial competitiveness.