Energy and Environment
With more than 300 scientists and engineers, INL's Energy, Environment Science & Technology Directorate integrates nuclear energy research and its unconventional application with other bio and fossil energy systems, advances renewable energy technologies, and develops alternative energy sources and transportation fuels.
For example, EES&T leads the nation's biomass feedstock harvesting research and contributes significantly to technologies for hydrogen production. To complement the energy systems development, the Directorate also offers extensive research capabilities in the physical and environmental sciences including materials characterization, geophysics, hydrology, chemistry, and molecular biology.
With science and engineering capabilities in key areas, the Directorate provides talent to support research efforts in all energy systems and the support research and development needed for national and homeland security technologies, including designing, testing and demonstrating highly autonomous robotic platforms.