Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is one of 10 multiprogram DOE national labs, and is operated by Battelle Energy Alliance on behalf of DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Since 1949, the Idaho site has been the location of 52 reactors and many pioneering developments in the area of nuclear energy, including the generation of world’s first usable amount of electricity from nuclear energy in 1951. As a national nuclear laboratory, INL leads DOE laboratories in advanced nuclear energy research, development, demonstration and deployment. INL’s distinctive facilities and capabilities are central to meeting the needs of the nation’s nuclear energy enterprise, developing next-generation reactor technologies, advanced fuel cycles and space nuclear power systems. Geographically the nation’s largest laboratory, INL occupies over 890 square miles and operates three primary research campuses:

  • Advanced Test Reactor Complex, the nation’s premier resource for fuels and material irradiation testing, nuclear safety research and nuclear isotope production;.
  • Materials and Fuels Complex, the center of DOE’s advanced nuclear fuel development initiatives and post-irradiation capabilities;.
  • Research and Education Campus, the front door to INL and the center of INL’s computing capabilities, with a variety of research, administrative, educational and technical support facilities.

INL is responding to the growing demands of our modern world with innovations in transportation systems, renewable energy integration, advanced manufacturing, biomass feedstock assembly and environmental sustainability. INL also helps the U.S. departments of Defense and Homeland Security by using its unique capabilities to support efforts to secure industrial control systems from cyber and nuclear threats, develop advanced nuclear facility safeguards, and design advanced wireless sensors and protocols. INL enables explosives impact analysis, armor development and radiological training. To enrich and focus this research and development portfolio, INL is committed to collaboration with regional, national and international leaders in academia, industry and government.

Summaries of Available Technologies

Read the following summaries about the technologies available to license from the Idaho National Laboratory.

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Patents associated with this Lab are reviewed and updated quarterly. Some patents may no longer be maintained or available for licensing.

Number Date issued Title
10,260,156 04/16/2019 System and process for electrochemical upgrading of bio-oils and biocrudes
10,214,737 02/26/2019 Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods
10,209,314 02/19/2019 Systems and methods for estimation and prediction of battery health and performance
10,208,238 02/19/2019 Boron carbide fiber reinforced articles
10,179,702 01/15/2019 Feeder for bulk solids
10,174,780 01/08/2019 Systems and methods for structurally interrelating components using inserts made from metallic glass-based materials
10,155,412 12/18/2018 Systems and methods for implementing flexible members including integrated tools made from metallic glass-based materials
10,151,377 12/11/2018 Systems and methods for implementing tailored metallic glass-based strain wave gears and strain wave gear components
10,114,130 10/30/2018 Detectors for use with particle generators and related assemblies, systems and methods
10,109,381 10/23/2018 Methods of forming triuranium disilicide structures, and related fuel rods for light water reactors


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