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Idaho National Laboratory Technologies Available for Licensing

In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.

Serving Partner Needs through Our Capabilities

INL's rich heritage in nuclear energy research, reactor safety and fuel design offers expertise and unique R&D capabilities to researchers, industry and academia. In addition, one-of-a-kind research facilities and test beds deliver specialized services and capabilities for national and homeland security and environmental research. INL researchers provide special expertise in energy and environmental research, punctuated with a history and knowledge of applied engineering for thorough technology development and deployment.

INL's R&D areas of expertise include the following:

Nuclear Science and Technology

  • Nuclear Safety Analysis
  • Irradiation Services,
  • Nuclear Operations,
  • Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel,
  • Biocorrosion of Fuels,
  • Light Water Reactor Sustainability,
  • Next Generation of Reactors,
  • Advanced Fuel Cycle,
  • Space Nuclear

Advanced Test Reactor and National Scientific User Facility

  • Provide high-flux neuron irradiation in a prototype environment
  • Study effects of intense neutron and gamma radiation on materials and fuels.

National and Homeland Security

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Testing and Analysis
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology Development and Testing
  • Wireless Communications Research
  • Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems and Wireless Communications
  • Safety innovations for Energetic Materials
  • Wireless National User Facility (WNUF)

Energy and Environment

  • Energy storage and electric vehicle systems
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen systems
  • Bioenergy feedstock characterization and processing
  • Clean energy integration, grid stability, microgrid systems
  • Integration of Nuclear Energy with Bio and Fossil Energy Systems,
  • Physical and Environmental Materials Characterization, Geophysics, Hydrology, Chemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Science and Engineering for Energy Systems, Robotics, and Environmental Research


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