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.

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