b'NOTABLE CollaborationsPartnerships with industry and academia provide them with access to public research capabilities and national laboratory expertise. INL leverages national and international science and technology resources through strategic partnerships with national and international laboratories, universities, and private industry to accelerate the pace of innovation and deployment.Growing International TiesMaking New FuelsCollaborations between INL and the International Atomic EnergyAlthough a 2019 refueling at the Byron Agency (IAEA) continue to expand. In 2019, IAEA held a workshopNuclear Generating Station in northern at INL focused on nuclear cost analysis. More than 40 participantsIllinois appeared routine, it was anything from IAEA member states attended the workshop. In addition, INLbut. In addition to inserting nearly 200 nonproliferation experts served as advisors and conducted trainingassemblies of conventional nuclear fuel, courses on IAEA safeguards, inspections and material balance inworkers placed five rods filled with forums throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. Finally, INLuranium silicide fuel pellets fabricated at hosted the inaugural NNSA-sponsored IAEA International TrainingINL. Those rods have distinction as the Course on Protecting Computer-Based Systems in Nuclear Securityfirst new nuclear fuel samples in decades Regimes. The course was attended by representatives from 13 IAEAto be tested directly in a commercial member states, the NRC and NNSA.power plant. The pellets will undergo testing for the next three to five years.Westinghouse, a nuclear technology supplier, began exploring the concept more than 10 years ago as part of its EnCore Fuel program.But because uranium silicide fuel and the associated cladding are not produced commercially, the company needed a partner to develop fabrication methods, so the fuel could be tested in a commercial reactor. Thats where INL came in.The fuel loading represents a major milestone for the U.S. commercial nuclear industry. These new pellets, which are designed to perform better in accident conditions, could represent a major step toward enhancing accident tolerance for commercial nuclear power in the U.S. They could help plants operate more efficiently and could ultimately lower costs. 8'