Associated Projects

Illinois State Geological Survey and Advanced Energy Technology Initiative scientists are engaged in several research projects associated with carbon capture and storage. This additional research is funded to answer fundamental questions about regional geology, carbon capture technologies, and groundwater monitoring. For more information about these projects, please select the links below:


Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative (AETI)


Project: CarbonSAFE-Illinois
Lead Scientists: Steve Whittaker, Hannes Leetaru, Jared Freiburg, Chris Korose

Project: Depositional Environments and CO2 Storage Efficiency
Lead Scientist: Dr. Roland T. Okwen

Project: An evaluation of the carbon sequestration potential of the cambro ordovician strata of the Illinois and Michigan basins
Lead Scientist: Dr. Hannes Leetaru

Water quality

Project: Protecting drinking water by reducing uncertainties associated with geologic carbon sequestration in deep saline aquifers
Lead Scientist: Dr. William Roy

Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Advanced Energy
Technology Initiative

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