The quest for clean, renewable energy is one of the most important scientific challenges of our time. From vast wind farms to technology that harnesses the power of waves, there are many promising alternatives currently being researched. Until their capabilities are fully developed, however, much of the world will continue to rely on traditional fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, resulting in higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide linked with global climate change.
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium is one of seven national research partnerships working to find a balance between our growing energy needs and rising climate concerns by capturing carbon dioxide created in energy production and industrial processes and storing it safely underground in natural geological formations. The MGSC is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory via the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Program and by a cost share agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Office of Coal Development, through the Illinois Clean Coal Institute.
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2016 Midwest Carbon Sequestration Science Conference Presentations
Now available!

If you missed the conference or just want to review what was presented, now you can download the presentations as PDFs or view them online here.

Dr. Sallie Greenberg

Dr. Sallie Greenberg, PhD. Appointed Principal Investigator for the MGSC
With the retirement of Dr. Robert Finley, Dr. Sallie Greenberg was appointed Principal Investigator for the MGSC on June 1, 2015. Dr. Greenberg has co-managed the IBDP for the last several years and has been intimately involved with all aspects of the large-scale demonstration project. She has over 20 years experience managing applied geology and social science research addressing energy and environmental challenges associated with fossil fuel resources. Specializing in managing scientists, data assets, science communications, stakeholder engagement, and program evaluation.

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