The MRCI currently consists of nearly 40 members. All are contributing technical knowledge, expertise and cost sharing in various amounts. MRCI team members are categorized broadly into two groups, the research partner team and the industry partner team.

Battelle and Catahoula Resources Forge Partnership to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Battelle and Catahoula Resources announced today intentions to jointly develop solutions for the capture, transport and sequestration of carbon dioxide produced at ethanol facilities in Nebraska. The agreement pairs the world’s largest private independent research and development company with a portfolio company of private investment firm The Energy and Minerals Group (“EMG”), one of the

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PA Governor Signs on in Support of SCALE Act

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently signed a letter of support along with the governors of Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wyoming, for the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions Act (SCALE Act) re-introduced to Congress in late March 2021. The legislation enables the transport and storage infrastructure needed to scale up carbon capture, removal, use, and storage (CCUS) across

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US Senate Hearing on CO2 Utilization Technologies Thursday, April 22

At 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 22, the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing to examine the opportunities and challenges that exist for advancing and deploying carbon and carbon-dioxide (CO2) utilization technologies in the United States. The hearing can be viewed LIVE via webcast beginning at 10 a.m.

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2021 MRCI Partners Meeting Presentations

The Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative team would like to thank everyone who participated in our first virtual partners meeting February 18th.   The interest was overwhelming with ~250 participants during the three hour web conference. The meeting covered a wide range of topics from a panel of CCUS industry leaders and experts.  The agenda, speaker information, and

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Machine Learning to Solve CCUS Challenges

Machine learning is a hot topic across multiple disciplines, especially as databases become larger and more available. MRCI is exploring applications to help solve subsurface challenges such as CO2 storage quantities, enhanced oil recovery potential, data integration, and improved geologic characterization. Machine learning and data analytics concepts can be overwhelming, but Battelle Senior Research Leader,

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