Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32ii Director Idaho National Laboratory is at the heart of a movement that will change the world’s energy future and secure our critical infrastructure. Every day at the nation’s lead nuclear energy research, development, demonstration and deployment laboratory, our scientific, engineering, technical and operations staff works to extend the lives of the nation’s existing reactor fleet and enable the next generation of nuclear reactors, while moving forward on safe and effective management of used nuclear fuel. This edition of Impacts Magazine details the Laboratory’s work in these areas, through a variety of projects. Notably, those include INL’s leadership role in the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Initiative and the effort to build a small modular nuclear reactor. FROM THE This edition also examines INL’s leadership in providing solutions in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from natural and man- made threats, as well as enabling broader clean energy systems. INL has earned a worldwide reputation for groundbreaking nuclear energy research and development. But today’s Laboratory is a large and diverse place where a variety of work vital to the nation is conducted. On these pages you will learn about the many ways the Laboratory and its more than 4,000 employees strive to complete our clean energy and national security missions: •  Through GAIN, the U.S. Department of Energy established a single point of interface for the advanced nuclear community to innovate in partnership with INL and our partner national laboratories, and announced that eight small businesses will be provided up to $2 million for the Nuclear Energy Voucher pilot program. •  The Laboratory worked with TerraPower to complete fuel research and development at INL’s Experimental Fuels Facility that advances the Washington-based company’s effort to develop a new type of fast reactor. •  INL partnered with X-energy on an advanced high-temperature gas reactor. •  INL scientists are working to optimize hybrid energy systems and expand the nation’s energy portfolio, invent new materials and processes for nuclear systems, and pursue tighter coupling of nuclear and renewable energy sources in a manner than better optimizes energy use for the electricity, industrial and transportation sectors. •  INL, working hand in hand with industry, conducted experiments to help establish national and international standards for plug-in electric vehicle testing. •  INL partnered with other national laboratories, industry and universities to protect critical infrastructure and make it more resilient to cyberattacks. This presents an ongoing challenge and opportunity to protect electric grids, water supplies and transportation systems. At INL, we strive to make our world cleaner and more secure. It’s a grand goal, but one our talented and dedicated staff embraces. Please take a few moments to read this edition of Impacts Magazine and learn more about the important work being done every day at Idaho’s national laboratory. Mark Peters Director, Idaho National Laboratory