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The Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) is led by Battelle Memorial Institute and Illinois Geologic Survey and aims to advance carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) research by addressing key technical challenges, obtaining and sharing data to support CCUS, facilitating regional infrastructure planning, and performing regional technology transfer.

Some project facts are below:

Project study area includes states from the Midwest to east coast, covering more than 1/3rd of the nation’s CO2 point sources accounting for 945 million metric tons of CO2. The majority of these sources are from power plants.

  • The region covers multiple storage provinces and plays including the Michigan Basin, Illinois Basin, Appalachian Basin, Atlantic Coast, and Off-shore. The geology is diverse offering numerous storage systems.
  • The region has hosted more than a dozen pilot and/or full-scale CCUS projects which provides a solid foundation for future work.

Sponsors

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U.S. Department of Energy
(US DOE)

US DOE ensures America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Visit Website
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National Energy and Technology Laboratory
(US DOE NETL)

US DOE NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the Laboratory has advanced technology to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to the American people. Visit Website

Research Team

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Battelle
(Battelle)

Battelle is a private nonprofit, science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Battelle is committed to solving the world’s most pressing issues with groundbreaking science and technology and focuses on giving back to communities Visit Website
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Illinois State Geological Survey
(ISGS)

ISGS is a premeire state geological survey with over 200 Scientists and technical support staff serving the needs of Illinois with earth science information relevant to the State's environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. Visit Website
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Indiana Geological and Water Survey
(IGWS)

State geologic and water survey that provides technical information for mineral and energy resources, reduces environmental risks to the land, water, and air of the state, assists in the reclamation land that has been mined, and identifies areas susceptible to natural geologic hazards. Visit Website
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Rutgers University
(Rutgers)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, stands among America’s highest-ranked, most diverse public research universities. Visit Website
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Kentucky Geological Survey
(KGS)

Started in 1838 and part of the University of Kentucky since 1948, the Kentucky Geological Survey conducts research and provides unbiased information about the geology and natural resources of Kentucky. Visit Website
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Maryland Geological Survey
MDGS

Created in 1896, the Maryland Geological Survey is responsible for investigating the geologic and water resources of Maryland through geologic mapping, examination and monitoring of water resources, environmental geology, mineral resources, and coastal and estuarine geology. Visit Website
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Ohio Division of Natural Resources
(ODNR/OGS)

The ODNR Division of Geological Survey is one of Ohio's natural resources agenies, established in 1837 to provide geologic information and services needed for responsible management of Ohio's natural resources. Visit Website
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Pennsylvania Geological Survey
(DCNR/PAGS)

Since 1836, the Pennsylvania Geological Survey has been serving the commonwealth as a science-based research organization that collects, preserves, and uses data in support of objective interpretations about Pennsylvania’s geologic resources. Visit Website
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Western Michigan University
(WMU)

Western Michigan University (WMU) hosts the Michigan Geological Survey (MGS) and the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) tha facilitates research to promote the wise use of natural resources while serving the general public through quality research, invaluable expertise and a historic data repository. Visit Website
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West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
(WVGES)

The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES) independent and unbiased analysis of the geology of the state and provides scientific expertise, information, and education to stakeholders regarding the coal, natural gas, petroleum, non-fuel resources, environmental concerns, karst, and geologic hazards of the state. Visit Website
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Iowa Geologic Survey
(IGS)

The Iowa geological survey collects, reposits, and interprets geologic and hydrogeologic data, to conduct foundational research, and provide Iowans with the knowledge needed to effectively manage our natural resources for long-term sustainability and economic development. Visit Website
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Los Alamos National Laboratory
(LANL)

Los Alamos National Laboratory delivers science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability. Visit Website
PNPL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(PNNL)

PNNL's distinctive strengths in chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics are the heart of their science mission, laying a foundation for innovations that improve America’s energy resiliency and enhance our national security. Visit Website
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Industrial Economics, Inc
IEc

Industrial Economics, Inc. supports natural resource managers, regulators, attorneys, and other decision makers involved in public policy development and implementation, and corporate management. Visit Website
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Core Energy LLC
(Core Energy)

Core Energy, LLC is actively involved in using innovative oil and gas exploration and production technologies in Michigan and is the only company in the Midwest performing CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) operations. Visit Website Contact Us
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CornerPost CO2, LLC
(Cornerpost)

CornerPost CO2, LLC provides carbon capture solutions for industrial sources and enhanced recovery projects based on fundamental economics and unparalleled expertise. Visit Website Contact Us

Industry Partner

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Archer Daniels Midland Company
(ADM)

ADM is an American multinational food processing and commodities trading corporation. At ADM, they unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. Visit Website Contact Us
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American Electric Power
(AEP)

As one of the largest electric energy companies in the U.S., AEP powers millions of homes with a mission to redefine the future of energy and develop innovative solutions that power communities and improve lives. Visit Website Contact Us
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British Petroleum
(BP)

One of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, BP's mission is to reimagine energy for people and the planet by helping the world reach net zero and improve people’s lives. Visit Website Contact Us
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Babcock and Wilcox
B&W

Established in 1867, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, with operations, subsidiaries and joint ventures worldwide. Visit Website Contact Us
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Consol
(Consol)

CONSOL Energy, one of the leading energy companies in the United States of America, has powered the nation with affordable, abundant, reliable domestic energy and maintains a strong record on safety and environmental stewardship. Visit Website Contact Us
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Consumers Energy
(Consumers)

Consumers Energy's passion is to make life better for the people of Michigan by providing safe and reliable energy, increasing the use of clean and renewable energy, and helping the business community grow. Visit Website Contact Us
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DTE Energy
(DTE)

DTE Energy's aspiration is to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve. Visit Website Contact Us
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Exxon Mobile
(Exxon)

ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products. Visit Website Contact Us
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GeoPetro, LLC
(GeoPetro)

Geopetro is a small privately owned oil and gas company that acquires, drills, and operates oil and natural gas producing properties in Ohio and Pennsylvania. They also provide geological consulting, field surveys, evaluation of production, and well operation and management services Visit Website Contact Us
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Honda
(Honda)

Maintaining a global viewpoint, Honda is dedicated to supplying products of the highest quality, yet at a reasonable price for worldwide customer satisfaction. Visit Website Contact Us
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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
(NRECA)

NRECA electrified rural America 75 years ago. Now they will electrify vehicles and homes and water heaters and provide a path toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Visit Website Contact Us
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Peabody Energy
(Peabody)

BP's mission is to reimagine energy for people and the planet by helping the world reach net zero and improve people’s lives. Visit Website Contact Us
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Southern Company Services, Inc.
(Southern)

Southern Company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating and natural gas distribution companies, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Visit Website Contact Us
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Prairie State Generating Company
(PSGC)

Prairie State Generating Company is the operating company of the Prairie State Energy Campus with a mission to provide value to their owners and the millions of families they serve through the safe and sustainable production of electric power. Visit Website Contact Us
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Total Group
(Total)

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. They are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible. Visit Website Contact Us
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Wabash Valley Resources
(WVR)

Wabash Valley Resources owns and operates the Wabash IGCC plant known for it's world renowned state-of-the-art industrial technology implemented in Terre Haute, Indiana. Visit Website Contact Us

GO/Academia Partner

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Nebraska Geological Survey
(NGS)

The Nebraska Geological Survey conducts basic geologic research, archives and disseminates a wide variety of data and maintains an extensive core and sediment sample inventory. Visit Website Contact Us
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University of Houston’s Center for Carbon Management in Energy
(UH-CCME)

Carbon management is central to UH-CCME's mission and vision and they aspire to be a world leading center for education, research and marketplace solutions. Visit Website Contact Us
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University of Wisconsin
(UW)

The University of Wisconsin's mission is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing its students. Visit Website Contact Us
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Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
(WGNHS)

WGNHS is an interdisciplinary organization that conducts natural resources surveys and research to produce information used for decision making, problem solving, planning, management, development, and education Visit Website Contact Us
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Central Michigan University
(CMU)

Central Michigan University is a nationally ranked institution that fosters the transformative power of advanced learning while embracing a sense of community among our students, faculty, staff and more than 235,000 alumni around the world. Visit Website Contact Us
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Deleware Geologic Survey
(DGS)

The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) is a science-based, public-service-driven state agency at the University of Delaware that conducts geologic and hydrologic research, service, and exploration for the benefit of the citizens of its citizens. Visit Website Contact Us
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Massachusetts Geological Survey
(MGS)

The Massachusetts Geological Survey performs, collects, interprets, and dessiminates research on the land, mineral, and water resources of the state. Visit Website Contact Us
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT)

MIT’s primary purposes are teaching and research with relevance to the practical world and transforming society for the better. To that end, they seek the best possible community of scholars (and humans) who will contribute to MIT and the world. Visit Website Contact Us

NGO Partner

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Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
(C2ES)

C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Their mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. Visit Website Contact Us
CATF

Clean Air Task Force
(CATF)

CATF is an organization with problem solvers and creative environmentalists who achieve change using technology advocacy, policy advocacy, and thought leadership. They push the change in technologies and policies needed to achieve zero-emissions, high-energy planet at an affordable cost. Visit Website Contact Us
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ClearPath
(ClearPath)

ClearPAth is an entrepreneurial, young, strategic nonprofit with a mission to develop and advance conservative policies that accelerate clean energy innovation. To advance that mission, we develop cutting-edge policy and collaborate with academics and industry. Visit Website Contact Us
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CO2GeoNet
(CO2GeoNet)

CO2GeoNet, a not-for-profile scientific association, is the European scientific body on CCS. Currently, CO2GeoNet comprises of 28 research institutes from 20 European countries, and brings together over 300 researchers with the multidisciplinary expertise needed to address all aspects of CCS. Visit Website Contact Us
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Environmental Defense Fund
(EDF)

EDF is one of the world’s leading environmental organizations with a mission to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Visit Website Contact Us
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Enabling Onshore CO2 Storage in Europe
(ENOS)

The ENOS project's main goal is to develop and demonstrate, under real conditions, key technologies for underground CO2 storage at onshore sites. Visit Website Contact Us
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Japan CCS co., Ltd.
(JCCS)

JCCS was established in 2008 as a company to help Implement investigations, research and development, feasibility studies and demonstration projects pertaining to carbon dioxide capture, utilization, transportation and storage technologies. Visit Website Contact Us
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