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Old 04-27-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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Another win for the home team. Good to see this DOE funding in other areas.

INL will be the lead lab for this grid project. That's a cool $10 Mill for INL until Sept. 2018. INL will also be the lead lab for four other projects and partner with other national labs for 11 more.

With the job/economic multiple being 8, too bad so many in Idaho are so clueless what Eastern Idaho is really like. Don't tell them. I've decided it is easier to join the ignorant vs. trying to educate. The University of Idaho is the one exception I'd make.

BizMojo Idaho: INL among labs presenting to NRC about grid modernization
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:11 AM
 
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Default Typical Research Lead? I think not: Dr. Rebecca Fushimi

This is an older pic and listing about Dr. Rebecca Fushimi. She was one of over 500 recruited to INL in 2015.

Here's her old link so you can understand how come she is such a major scientist for INL to recruit for CAES.

Rebecca Fushimi | Integrated Mesoscale Architectures for Sustainable Catalysis


She is in charge of one of only three TAP machines, in the U.S., studying catalytic materials. The possibilities for private industry to collaborate are endless. Think spinoff or consultants to established companies.

I encourage everyone to just even learn about CAES. Read about the work the eight labs are doing at CAES.

https://caesenergy.org

Work with the site looking at the labs, the news releases and people. Look for Dr. Fushimi's CV. I'll give you two hints you know when you have found it: She co-authored a chapter in a major textbook in 2015 and she has her private pilot's license.

Anyone who thinks life in Idaho Falls is as someone who use to live here later wrote, "In the Middle of Nowhere," with nothing to do either needs to take more classes so there is at least a working understanding of Catalysis and other subjects and do what the area offers. How many of you take flying lessons or get professional ski or kayak instruction? I don't think it's a lack of anything to do here, vs. doing what most fear to do or maybe not enough money for some hobbies. Horses, flying lessons etc. can add up.

INL offers this part of ID different opportunities, both professionally and recreationally. One poster suggested one day I was exaggerating to talk about the female Ph.D's at INL. Guess I just proved you wrong.

For those that were around a few years back, I always wonder if Breer23 worked with Dr. Fushimi when he went back to St. Louis. He occasionally writes comments in the local media still under Breer23 .

Learn about CAES.....a lot is in the pipe for it.

MSR
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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That was auto correct which resulted in the word "pipe" vs. "Pipeline". The difference matters.

BTW, if you deal with auto correct like I do (and others at CDF), certainly the devise matters. The router also mattters. I don't claim to know how come simply that I've seen it first hand.

Maybe the new $1 million dollar Microsoft lab INL is partnering with BSU on might answer that question. But I hope they arrive at better grid protection in the Cybersecurity work.

Also, if you know any teens check out the section on Thermal energy. Cash prizes of $2,500 are being given to those who write papers the most relevant to the work INL and collaborators are doing in this area of energy.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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Bizmojo reports that the DOE is awarding over $80 million to nuclear research and development. While a lot of that goes to other labs and universities, some goes to INL. All of it is good for the nuclear industry. I read somewhere that some 500 positions were filled at INL in 2015 alone. With all the new projects popping up and government money being awarded, you'd think they would hire more than that this year.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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Has anyone read the story at East Idaho News about the small modular reactors? I would post a link but I'm not so tech savvy. The potential economic impact is significantly more than I originally thought.

MSR, didn't you say something about the Nuscale plant where they maufacture the reactors going here? I think they own/lease a large building on Lindsay Blvd.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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Has anyone read the story at East Idaho News about the small modular reactors? I would post a link but I'm not so tech savvy. The potential economic impact is significantly more than I originally thought.

MSR, didn't you say something about the Nuscale plant where they maufacture the reactors going here? I think they own/lease a large building on Lindsay Blvd.
Ugh, yes. I've been writing about NuScale for 12 - 18 months. Just so all of us here are clear, at this point in time, Fluor, owns the majority of Oregon-based NuScale. Fluor is tight with fellow French nuclear company, Areva. But they get the work done. Fluor is bringing specialists in to deal with the clean up. They are pursuing these experts, by name, to relocate here, at least for a while to get the clean up done. INL doesn't want to miss anymore spent S. Korean rods to research. It's about energy and international security.

NuScale is submitting their paperwork to the NRC very soon. It's anticipated the application approval will take 3 yrs. Work on NuScale could start in 2020.

The idiots in the media, like KPVI - who totally missed the boat on this press info-are wrong about the date. Construction should start in 2020 with the first Small Scale Nuclear Reactor (SNR) being built and in place by 2024.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:42 PM
 
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This is more accurate information. The Post Register has good info today as well.

Just to clarify the money, Theotherdude posted above has nothing to do with NuScale's budget. Those are totally different projects and a huge part of how come we need EITC converted into a Community College that can award more degrees.

If you want the facts about NuScale, I've kept this thread fairly current. 1,000+ construction workers, the billions to build and then build the Small Scale Nuclear Reactor..... it's going to be big economic multiplier.

Small reactor siting decision will have $2.8 billion local impact | News - Home
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:24 AM
 
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This news had me thinking the other day about Areva and their enrichment facility. I know they delayed the project due to not having a partner and money issues and the Nu Scale/Fluor project seems like it might be the catalyst for Area's green light.

Can you imagine the growth if both projects begin at the same time?
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:53 PM
 
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Has anyone read the story at East Idaho News about the small modular reactors? I would post a link but I'm not so tech savvy. The potential economic impact is significantly more than I originally thought.

MSR, didn't you say something about the Nuscale plant where they maufacture the reactors going here? I think they own/lease a large building on Lindsay Blvd.
Just copy the URL and paste here. You are right, there is a good info in this piece.

Officials: Small Modular Reactor Plant would create more than 1,000 jobs in Idaho Falls - East Idaho News
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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This news had me thinking the other day about Areva and their enrichment facility. I know they delayed the project due to not having a partner and money issues and the Nu Scale/Fluor project seems like it might be the catalyst for Area's green light.

Can you imagine the growth if both projects begin at the same time?
Short answer is No. Unless you have seen different Financials about Area's global work, they do not have the money to build the Eagle Rock plant. I had an entire post I lost here. I don't want to write it all again so I strongly suggest reading my posts the last two pages or so.

What I expect is growth of other programs leading to more local spinoffs.

I strongly encourage those actually interested in growth in population and jobs etc. to read my posts the last two pages. INL stands for Idaho National Lab, I mislabeled this title and no one will change it yet. Read about the other work INL has been assigned from Cybersecurity, to other Energy Sources: The GAIN program, Hydrothermal Energy and many more carbonless energy work, much centered at CAES.

I also encourage you all to read my post about Dr. Rebecca Fushimi. It's fine if you don't understand her research or that of others. That isn't why I posted about her lab. She's the lead scientist working with very sophisticated equipment. CAES is one of three locations in the U.S. to have this machine. What would stop further collaborations with private companies, other universities and more? I do expect to see additional growth big time of CAES,Spinoff companies and new suppliers open businesses.

Finally for now, please make sure you all read about the Loop in transportation. It is probably now or decades away. The need is enough for 8B Commissioners to consider Eminent Domain on Old Butte Road.

While Areva has essentially killed the Eagle Rock Plant, I think all the other programs could lead to even more jobs, more employees etc.
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