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​Through GAIN, DOE is making its state-of-the-art and continuously improving RD&D infrastructure available to stakeholders to achieve faster and cost-effective development of innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercial readiness. The capabilities accessible through GAIN include: 
  • Experimental capabilities with primary emphasis on nuclear and radiological facilities but also including other testing capabilities (e.g., thermal-hydraulic loops, control systems testing, etc.).
  • Computational capabilities along with state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools.
  • Information and data through a knowledge and validation center.
  • Intellectual capabilities (e.g., project management, economic analysis, technology road mapping, seismic analysis, regulatory planning, etc.).
  • Land use and site information for demonstration facilities.

DOE National Laboratory Capabilities
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
    • Mechanisms Engineering Test Loop (METL) Facility​ - The Mechanisms Engineering Test Loop (METL) facility, established in 2010, is an intermediate-scale liquid metal experimental facility that provides purified R-grade sodium to various experimental test vessels to test components that are required to operate in a prototypical advanced reactor environment. Experiments conducted in METL significantly assist the development of advanced reactors.​

Lab Partnering Service

Connecting Investors with experts and resources for energy technologies. The Lab partnering Service is a service of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Investor Center. The service provides investors and other parties looking to advance energy innovation, a single location to connect with leading DOE national laboratory technical experts to quickly answer innovation questions, as well as discover opportunities for building partnerships. Our goal is to increase access to the information needed to make informed decisions. 

 DOE National Laboratory Capability News
INL Site Conditions and Properties
September 2015

This report provides a high-level review of potential technical, commercial , and natural components likely to influence the planning, preparing, and positioning for the future by investing in the build-out of energy systems at Idaho National Laboratory.
Click on the following link if you are interested in knowing more about the DOE National Lab site permit process.​​