7 Engaging with electric utility leaders INL coordinated engagement with the Electrical Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) to share emerging technology innovations and distinctive capabilities for secure and resilient energy operations. An interactive tour showcased lab capabilities related to the resilience and security of the power grid. Participants included DOE’s Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, chief executive officers and chief information officers from national utilities, and representatives from federal agencies and other power industry groups. As the principal liaison between the federal government and the electric power sector, the ESCC’s mission is to coordinate efforts to prepare for national-level incidents or threats to critical infrastructure. Launching biomass feedstock consortium INL researchers with the Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) helped support startup of the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC). The multi- lab effort was created to identify and address the impacts that a feedstock’s chemical, mechanical and physical variability can have on supply logistics, storage handling, preprocessing, conversion and process integration. An overview video and other resources are available at the consortium’s website, https://fcic.inl.gov/. Revealing fundamental heat transfer mechanisms INL researchers received funding from the DOE Office of Science to lead a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). The EFRC program brings together researchers from multiple disciplines and institutions to accelerate transformative discovery at the frontiers of science. The Center for Thermal Energy Transport under Irradiation (TETI) led by INL will make it possible to accurately model and improve how heat moves through materials in extreme irradiation environments. By revealing the fundamental physical mechanisms driving heat transfer in advanced nuclear fuels under irradiation, the research could have a far-reaching impact on materials development. INL is partnering with researchers from Columbia University, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Central Florida and Air Force Research Laboratory. Far left, Huckleberry Hustle event on INL’s Radiological ResponseTraining Range. Left, DOE’s Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes visited INL with members of the Electrical Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC).