18 CapabilitiesNEW Reactor control room upgrade INL and the DOE invested more than 13 million to replace three of the Advanced Test Reactors instrumentation and control systems. The three replacement systems distributed control system DCS console display system CDS and the annunciator system automate reactor process functions as well as monitor and display vital information to reactor staff in the control room. The replacement systems provide the same primary functionality as their predecessors while incorporating recent industry enhancements. The new systems offer leading-edge electronic and computing technology including improved network communication speed high-resolution LCD screens and improved trending and reporting capabilities. Biomass RD platform Last year INL brought the new biomass Feedstock Process Demonstration Unit PDU online. The PDU is a pilot-scale research and development platform that is modular deployable to other locations and accommodates large-scale testing of new processing approaches and equipment. Researchers can test ideas conceived in the lab by producing large quantities of feedstock so bioenergy producers can assess new recipes. The PDU provides a means to work with bioenergy producers to test laboratory-scale ideas. Biofuels PDUs also exist at other national labs but INLs is the only one that focuses on the preliminary processing formulation and densification of biomass feedstocks. Radiological Response Training Range INL completed the first full-scale exercise on its newly established Radiological Response Training Range RRTR in support of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics Center. The exercise involved close to 100 federal participants and observers and allowed the National Technical Nuclear Forensics multi-agency team to train in sample collection and analysis in a realistic environment. The Radiological ResponseTraining Range at INL enables the nations emergency responders to effectively characterize and train in environments that safely simulate scenarios they might encounter while responding to major radiological incidents. The AdvancedTest Reactor simulators control room before top and after bottom replacement of its instrumentation and control systems.