Significant ISGS Achievements

Installation demonstration. Front: Scott Fess of Rigaku. Back (left to right): Donald McKay, former director, Illinois State Geological Survey; Andrew Stumpf, Illinois State Geological Survey; Mick Machesky, Illinois State Water Survey; John Scott, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
New Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Facility Available at ISGS
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has expanded its analytical capabilities by adding a new energy dispersive X-ray [...]
Value of Illinois Aggregates Production
Construction Aggregates (Sand, Gravel, and Crushed Stone) and Silica Sands in the Economy of Illinois
Subhash Bhagwat, Principal Economist for the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), recently completed a report commissioned by the ISGS titled “Construction Aggregates and Silica [...]
Frailey Advocates for Energy Frontier Research Centers in Congressional Briefing
Berg and Frailey Advocate for Energy Frontier Research Centers in Congressional Briefing
Scott Frailey, Senior Reservoir Engineer, and Richard Berg, Illinois State Geological Survey Director, traveled to Washington, DC, on April 16 to participate in a Congressional briefing on the Ener [...]
Richard C. Berg, Director
Richard C. Berg Named New Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey
On June 16, Dr. Richard C. Berg was named the new Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and 13th State Geologist. He succeeds Dr. E. Donald McKay III, who retired in May 2014. [...]
Water Treatment diagram
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 [...]

ISGS in the News

New exhibit will provide look at giant ancient mollusk
Endolobus spectabilis, will be on display around the state with a fossil of an E. spectabilis shell. ISGS paleontologist, Joe Devera, put together the exhibit and worked with a sculptor on the model.

Source: Illinois News Burearu - Champaign-Urbana, IL
Carbon dioxide storage is focus of new center's mission
Edward Mehnert, a senior geohydrologist, and Scott Frailey, a senior reservoir engineer, say the center's mission is to help better understand the location and distribution of carbon dioxide after it is pumped into the subsurface of the Earth.

Source: Illinois News Bureau
How high did you climb today?
ISGS is a source for elevation statistics in the state of Illinois. For more information on high and low points in Illinois, visit

Source: Star Courier – Kewanee, IL
DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17 that it will dole out a total of almost $17 million to research new CO2storage technologies through DOE’s Carbon Storage Program.

Source: Power Magazine
Universities Get Financial Boost For CO2 Storage Research
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected nine projects to receive funding to research carbon dioxide storage intelligent monitoring systems and well integrity.

Source: Exploration & Production Magazine

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