b'NATIONAL LeadershipHelping Industry InnovateHydrogen is all around us but tied up in water and fossil fuels. That hydrogen is needed to make plastics and other valuable chemicals. It also could power cars and store energy for use laterall while leaving no emissions behind but water. Yet current commercial hydrogen production has a significant carbon footprint. Three new projects aim to change that by exploiting the excess heat and energy from nuclear power plants. Three utilitiesAkron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions; Xcel Energy of Minneapolis and Arizona Public Service of Phoenixwill work with INL to roll out projects demonstrating technology for making hydrogen from water on an industrial scale. If successful, the result will be hydrogen produced without carbon emissions and a new revenue stream for the utilities. You use hydrogen in the production of steel. You use hydrogen in the support of new types of vehicles, electric vehicles. You use it for the production of fertilizers. So, theres a very large demand.Bruce Hallbert, director of DOEs Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program based at INL.Optimizing Resiliency According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, disaster declarations between 2005 and 2014 rose 35% compared to the previous decade, costing $106 billion in federal assistance. Cyberattacksmore than half of which are preventablecost an estimated $400 billion annually worldwide. With impacts from natural disasters and human-caused incidents on the rise, resiliencythe ability to withstand impacts and rapidly recover from different degrees of disruptionhas become a top priority. The INL Resilience Optimization Center (IROC), an innovation center for system resilience and risk management, draws from INLs extensive track record as a world leader in critical infrastructure systems analysis and security, as well as its large-scale test ranges. 6'