DOE funds ISGS work on carbon storage

The Department of Energy has announced that the Illinois State Geological Survey will receive more than $18 million for its Phase 3 CarbonSAFE project. This project aims to accelerate commercial deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage within the Illinois Storage Corridor, a region with proven geologic storage performance and numerous industrial carbon sources.

The Illinois Storage Corridor project will involve characterizing and constructing two carbon storage sites: one near the One Earth Energy ethanol facility in Gibson City and a second at the Prairie State Generating Company in Marissa. Combined the sites will have capacity to store 6.5 million metric tons of CO2 annually.

For more information, contact Steve Whittaker, ISGS Director of Energy & Minerals at:, 217-244-3114.