ISGS in the News

iSEE Launches Research Website: Water at Illinois

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is proud to announce it has launched a new website to coalesce the dozens of water scholars on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus.

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.

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

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

MCCD worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo

McHenry County Conservation District maintenance worker finds prehistoric giant beaver tooth outside Marengo.

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.

Sierra Club to hold dinosaur program

Senior paleontologist, Joe Devera, speaks at a program entitled "Monsters of the Paleozoic". This program, held by the Sierra Club of Carbondale, IL, features a short survey of the Paleozoic periods and examples of large organisms.

Energy Department Project Captures and Stores One Million Metric Tons of Carbon

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project successfully captured and stored one million metric tons of carbon dioxide. 

ADM carbon capture reaches 1 million metric tons

ISGS geologist Rob Finley discusses the current status of the Illinois Basin Decatur Project.

New Lenox earth science teachers attended conference on coal energy

Illinois State Geological Survey participated in a teacher conference on coal energy.