Science-based prediction of engineered–natural systems is a core competency of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that cross cuts many of today’s energy challenges.  Over decades, DOE has built a unique set of resources for predicting how these complex and heterogeneous systems behave under extreme conditions and over large ranges in time.



The National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP)—an initiative within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory—applies DOE’s core competency in science-based prediction for engineered–natural systems to the long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

NRAP relies on integration of expertise and resources across five national labs (LANL, LBNL, LLNL, NETL, and PNNL).

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