In addition to conducting research and providing technical assistance on projects, the MRCI works as a resource for those operating in the growing CCUS arena by sharing news and information in a timely fashion with our partners and supporters.

Indiana Governor Signs Carbon Capture Bill

In early October, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed HR 1209, a bill providing regulatory structure for CCUS, into law. The bill addresses many of the issues of concern relative to CO2 storage development, including primacy, pore space ownership, unitization, permit applications, drilling near storage facilities, CO2 ownership, limitation and transfer of liability, and transportation. The

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MRCI Hits the Global Stage at GHGT-16 in Lyon, France

Research underway/completed under the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) was in the spotlight recently at the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) in Lyon, France. Hosted by the International Energy Association Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG), an international technology collaboration program established in 1991 that studies and evaluates technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas

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Iowa State University Launches Carbon-related Webinar Series

The Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute, in collaboration with the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is launching Conversations about Carbon, a monthly series delivered via Zoom webinar. Held on the third Wednesday of every month, the series will include a virtual discussion with an expert who will address key questions about

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Pick the Right Carbon Storage Site Operations Partner with this White Paper from Battelle

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) requires a long-term plan for safe storage of captured carbon dioxide, from injection to closure and environmental monitoring. The right site operations partner can help companies maximize tax credits while minimizing risks and costs for operation, management, and monitoring. Check out Battelle’s recent white paper, “Seven Things to Look for

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2022 MRCI Partners and Stakeholders Meeting Brings Out Record Numbers

The first in-person meeting of the DOE-funded initiative illustrates growing interest in CCUS across the US Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and New England After two virtual meetings (held in February and November 2021), the COVID-19 pandemic receded enough that in September 2022, the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) hosted its first in-person Annual Partners and Stakeholders Meeting.

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Presentations from the 2022 Partners and Stakeholders Meeting

About 175 people attended the two-day 2022 MRCI Partners and Stakeholders Meeting event, seeking information on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) for the 20-state MRCI region and beyond. Attendance at the September meeting surpassed that of any previous meeting held either virtually under the MRCI, or in-person throughout the life of the Midwest Regional

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