Highlights

Picture of Transformational Carbon Capture Technology Process
DOE award received to develop and scale up a transformational carbon capture technology
A novel biphasic CO2 absorption (BiCAP) technology developed at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has been selected for development and bench-scale testing by the U.S. [...]
Coal Mines of Illinois Viewer for Springfield
ISGS online map shows underground mine locations
An estimated 5,500 underground coal mines exist in Illinois, but only about half have been mapped. [...]
Yu-Feng Lin
Yu-Feng Lin named director of Illinois Water Resource Center
Yu-Feng Lin, hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey within the Prairie Research Institute (PRI), is the new director of the Illinois Water [...]
erosion and overwash of wetland
Wetland carbon storage in the Great Lakes
Coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf describes how his team is investigating the role of erosion and overwash in determining whether freshwater wetlands in the Great Lakes are carbon sinks or s [...]
ISGS teams win Best Poster and Best Paper awards at American Association of Petroleum Geologists meeting
ISGS scientists recently were awarded Best Paper and Best Poster awards at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section 46th Annual Meeting. [...]

ISGS in the News

Wetland erosion could add to carbon emissions
ISGS coastal geologist Ethan Theuerkauf discusses a study to determine how rising lake levels may be affecting the 500,000 acres of coastal wetlands across the Great Lakes basin.

Source: The Chicago Tribune
Case study: 3D mapping for water planning
In an AGI Critical Issues webinar, Jason Thomason, head of Hydrogeology and Geophysics, discusses how 3D geologic mapping is assisting McHenry County, Illinois, with water planning. 

Source: AGI Critical Issues
Minor tremor may have caused 'big boom'
Senior geophysicist Tim Larson says a "big boom" heard in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano, Yorkville & other areas could have been a minor earth tremor.  

Source: WSPY
Elrick travels to Pocahontas Exhibition Mine for Smithsonian project
Scott Elrick traveled to the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine in West Virginia to aid the Smithsonian Institute in production of video about coal and coal formation.

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Carbon dioxide storage project spotlighted
ISGS scientist Sallie Greenberg recently led a reporter on a tour of the ADM carbon dioxide storage project. 

Source: The New Yorker

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