Attendance at U.S. Department of Energy Conference Draws Interest in ISGS Project

Illinois State Geological Survey scientist Yongqi Lu attended the Annual DOE/NETL CO2 Capture Technology for Existing Plants R&D Meeting, Pittsburgh, March 24–26, 2009. An overview of a recent U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL)-funded project entitled "Development and Evaluation of a Novel Integrated Vacuum Carbonate Absorption Process" was presented at the meeting. The overview included an introduction of the technology background, project planning and schedule, and updates on the current progress. All of the current DOE/NETL contractors working on carbon capture projects were invited to participate in this workshop.