Cold Crucible Induction Melters (CCIMs) will favorably change how High-Level radioactive Waste (from nuclear fuel recovery) is treated in the 21st century. Unlike the existing Joule-Heated Melters (JHMs) currently in operation for the glass-based immobilization of High-Level Waste (HLW), CCIMs offer unique material features that will increase melt temperatures, increase throughput, increase loading in the waste form, lower melter foot prints, eliminate melter corrosion and lower costs. These features not only enhance the technology for producing HLW forms, but provide advantageous attributes to the waste form by allowing more durable alternatives to glass. In this presentation, the advantageous inherent features of the CCIM are discussed. Emphasis is placed on CCIM features that overcome the historical issues with the JHMs presently utilized. These advantages are then validated based on recent INL testing to demonstrate a first –of- a- kind formulation of a non radioactive ceramic-based form.