2017 On Nov. 15, theTransient ReactorTest Facility (TREAT) successfully restarted and achieved criticality for the first time since 1994.TREAT completed its first transient on Jan. 17, 2018, and performed a transient irradiation on a light water reactor fuel rodlet Sept. 18, part of a testing series for DOE’s AccidentTolerant Fuels program. 2018 INL was selected to lead DOE’sVersatileTest Reactor (VTR) program. In November, INL subcontracted GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to support the conceptual design, cost/ schedule estimate and safety framework activities for a proposed fast spectrum test reactor, which will be critical for developing innovative nuclear fuels, materials, instrumentation and sensors. *denotesanR&D100Award-winning technology F or 70 years, INL research has helped power the world, while making it safer and more secure. This legacy of achievement is the foundation upon which future clean energy and national security breakthroughs will be accomplished at Idaho’s national laboratory. For decades to come, INL will work to extend the lives of America’s nuclear energy fleet, while helping develop and demonstrate advanced reactors; develop broader clean energy solutions in transportation, manufacturing and agriculture; and make the nation’s critical infrastructure more resilient to man-made and natural threats.