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.

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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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