b'I D A H O N A T I O N A L L A B O R A T O R Y F Y 2 0 2 0 L A B O V E R V I E WINLS STR ATEGIC S&T INITIATIVES ADVANCE ENERGY AND SECURIT Y GOALS FOR THE NATIONI LOW-CARBON ENERGY FUTURENL leverages its foundational core capabilities to advance innovative RD&D across fiveIntegrated Energy Systemsscience and technology (S&T) initiatives: nuclear reactor sustainment and deployment; integrated fuel cycle solutions; advanced materials and manufacturing for extreme environments; integrated energy systems; and secure and resilient cyber-physical systems. These five S&T initiatives contribute to changing the worlds energy future and securing our nationsAdvanced Materials and Manufacturingcritical infrastructure.Nuclear Reactor for Extreme Environments Integrated Fuel Sustainment and Cycle SolutionsExpanded DeploymentThese initiatives build on INLs RD&D leadershipNUCLEAR ENERGYin nuclear energy to advance a vision of a low-carbon energy future that fully realizes the game-changing potential of nuclear energy. The low-carbon energy systems of the future will integrate the baseload power of nuclear energy,Secure and Resilient Cyber-Physical Systemsgeothermal, and other baseload sources, with intermittent renewables, while repurposingAdvanced computer science, Decision sciencevisualization, and data and analysisheat and electricity from existing reactors forApplied materials science Environmentaldirect use and to support industrial processes,and engineering subsurface sciencesuch as hydrogen generation. These integratedBiological and Large-scale user facilities/R&D facilities/energy systems will require advanced reactorbioprocess engineering advanced instrumentationtechnologies and improved fuel cycle elements toChemical and molecular Mechanical designscience (emerging) and engineeringsustain the existing fleet and expand deploymentChemical Nuclear andof nuclear energy.engineering radiochemistryCondensed matter physics and NuclearAs the nations nuclear energy laboratory, INL ismaterials science (emerging) engineeringuniquely prepared to lead the development ofCyber and Power systems and electricalthe integrated low-carbon energy systems ofinformation sciences engineering and integrationthe future. Developing these integrated energySystems engineeringsystems requires significant R&D advances inand integrationgrid integration, energy storage, and hydrogenFOUNDATIONAL CORE CAPABILITIESproduction, coupled with systems engineering innovations. Both integrated energy systemsto support and accelerate innovation across alland two emerging core capabilities to achieve and advanced nuclear systems requirefive initiatives simultaneously to advance theits mission. These core capabilities represent a disruptive innovations in advanced materialsintegrated energy systems key to a low-carboncomprehensive science and engineering skill set and manufacturing for extreme environmentsenergy future. that extends across a continuum, connecting and inherently resilient and secure cyber- DOE designates a total of 24 core capabilitiesbasic and applied research to develop, test, physical infrastructure. With nuclear energy asshared across DOEs science and applied energydemonstrate, and validate technologies at scale, the foundation, INLs S&T initiatives are designedlaboratories. INL focuses on 13 core capabilitiesspeeding deployment and reducing risks.5'