Building a bridge to the future.

Until alternative energy solutions become abundant and cost-effective, there is a growing need for research into alternative technological solutions that can reduce the carbon footprint of traditional fossil fuels while balancing environmental impacts. Carbon capture and storage — or geological sequestration — is one of the promising bridge technologies currently being explored in many different locations around the world.

Something old. Something new.
While the industrial processes required to make carbon sequestration possible have been known for quite some time, they have never been applied at the scale required to significantly reduce the atmospheric build-up of CO2. Our challenge is to show the value of these technologies within our region, using geological resources to demonstrate that carbon dioxode can be stored safely and economically, deep underground.

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

University of Illinois
615 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820