ARRA Research

Geologic Sequestration Training and Research (GSTR) -

Recovery Act: Development and Implementation of the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Sequestration Technology Transfer Center

Performer: University of Illinois

Project No: FE0002462

Project Description

NETL, in partnership with the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and the Midwest Geologic Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), has developed the MGSC Sequestration Training and Education Program (STEP) to disseminate CCUS technology and provide education and training opportunities for engineers, geologists, service providers, regulators, executives, and other CCUS personnel working within the Illinois Basin region of the United States.

This project has researched and developed topics for course development, is creating an organized sponsorship program, is conducting short courses and conferences, and has developed CCUS-related instructional materials. The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) is working with CCUS experts to develop course materials, lectures, and curriculum for modular training events, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, created a training website, produced e-mail tech alerts, and established a response system for technical inquires. The STEP program is working toward self-sustainability and will continue to provide training courses with the assistance of an organized sponsorship program and fees collected during the project period. The marketing strategy is being deployed through the website, the electronic newsletters, and trade show participation. More information related to STEP can be found at

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