Idaho National Laboratory is committed to securing the world’s energy future through advancing nuclear energy, securing and modernizing critical infrastructure, and enabling clean energy deployment. This critical mission is accomplished thanks in large part to collaborations with organizations in every state.
In FY 2019 (October 2018 to September 2019), INL and its employees worked on 260 competitively-awarded research projects, welcomed 456 interns from 40 states, licensed its software to 295 organizations, held faculty positions at 17 universities and colleges, and collaborated with 209 external users of INL’s high-performance computing facilities.
Browse the map below to see how INL’s reach extends far beyond its western borders. Printable fact sheets for each state are also available.
A major contributor to Idaho’s economy, INL’s impact on its home state was extensive. From $239.6 million in subcontracts to Idahoan organizations to 1525 collegiate degrees from Idaho colleges and universities, INL’s influence on Idaho and Idaho’s influence of INL is immense.
A first-of-its-kind project producing hydrogen at commercial nuclear power plants in addition to regularly generated energy. The hydrogen will then be stored and used during peak energy demand or as fuel for hydrogen powered transportation.
Pilot Projects Test a Path to Hydrogen Economy
INL worked closely with Utilities Service Alliance, Inc. in the development of the Advanced Remote Monitoring project to modernize and consolidate data produced by power plants across the country.
U.S. Energy Department Invests in Advanced Remote Monitoring Project with Kansas-Based Nonprofit
In FY 2019 INL hosted 464 interns from 118 institutions who completed their internship how INL does every intern season, with the INL Intern Poster Session, showcasing projects they completed during their time in Idaho.
Interns from 40 States Wrap Up Internships with Poster Session, Awards
Researchers at INL provided Nevada’s Lincoln County Regional Development Authority with an in-depth understanding of the invasive species so they can be turned into renewable biofuel.
INL Analyzes Nevada BLM Proposal to Find New Use for Invasive Species
INL and Cogent Energy Systems were awarded for the commercialization of a proprietary ionic gasification process that produces high-energy synthesis gas (or syngas) that can be used to generate electricity or converted into many valuable end products.
INL, Virginia-Based Company Win Federal Laboratory Consortium National Award
The inaugural Glenn T. Seaborg Distinguished Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Yi Xie, a graduate of The Ohio State University, now works at INL studying advanced metallic fuels.
Ohio State Graduate Conducting Metallic Fuel Research at INL
In the vastness of Alaska, powering communities is often challenging and almost always expensive. In FY 2019, INL worked with Alaskan researchers to determine the feasibility of powering remote communities with microreactors.
Experts Explore Options for Microreactors in Alaska
Cyanobacteria blooms have choked waterways as well being harmful to humans, pets, and wildlife. INL researchers worked with a Colorado wastewater treatment facility to improve water quality and reduce CO2 by turning the cyanobacteria into biofuel.
INL Teams with Colorado Wastewater Facility to Model Turning Wastewater into Biofuel
The Carbon Free Power Project formally began in 2015 and continued in 2019 and plans to build a small modular reactor at INL to provide energy to public power utilities in six western states.
Organizations from Utah, Oregon, Washington, and Tennessee Come Together with INL to Reduce Carbon Emissions
The MOOSE platform has spawned more than 40 applications (all named after animals native to Idaho) to model everything from nuclear fuel to the movement of fluids through shale to electromagnetic wave propagation.
INL’s MOOSE Framework Neared 1,000 Users from Around the World