Significant ISGS Achievements

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Applied Research Laboratory Begins Innovative Project to Develop an Integrated Supercritical Water Treatment–Power Generation System
Scientists at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) have recently begun a research and development [...]
University of Illinois graduate student Mike DeLucia (left) and Indiana University professor Gary Pavlis (right) prepare to remove a seismometer vault in western Kentucky.
National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthScope Project Updates
ISGS researcher Tim Larson and U of I grad student Mike DeLucia joined a team of colleagues from Indiana University and Purdue University to remove a temporary seismometer array in western Kentucky as the field portion of a multi-university [...]
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Will County Geologic Mapping Update—Addressing Societal Issues
The Illinois State Geological Survey has continued its geologic mapping efforts in the suburban Chicago area, with the aim of producing large-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) geologic maps of glacial [...]
Photograph courtesy of University of Illinois News Bureau
Can 'fracking' and other human activities cause earthquakes?
In April, the United States Geological Survey released a report highlighting earthquakes triggered by human activity such as wastewater disposal or hydraulic fracturing. [...]
Build Illinois exhibit materials
2015 Naturally Illinois Expo
The Prairie Research Institute presented the sixth Naturally Illinois Expo on a new date this year and at a new location: April 17-18, 2015 at the University of Illinois Research P [...]

ISGS in the News

Geologist Rob Finley Talks About FutureGen
Illinois Public Media spoke with Finley, director of the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative about funding cuts to carbon capture.

Source: Peoria Public Radio - Peoria, IL
New Membrane Technology For Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Test
Data from this pilot test will provide the Department, MTR, and their project partners (including Illinois State Geological Survey) with insights into the next steps required for further scale-up and field tests.

Source: EIN News
Climate: Carbon capture test reaches milestone
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, is evaluating options for the 60,000-square-mile Illinois Basin

Source: Summit County Citizens Voice - Summit County, CO
A decade in the making
After working as a University employee for 25 years at ISGS, Michael Chrzastowski graduated on Dec. 20 with a master’s degree in religion with a focus on Islam, achieving a degree that was 10 years in the making.

Source: The Daily Illini - Champaign, IL
MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo
McHenry County Conservation District maintenance worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo.

Source: Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake, IL

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