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


  • As of March 2012, over 488 students have participated in CCUS training, earning a total of 475 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and 560 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

  • The STEP program has developed a lecture series on topics related to carbon capture, storage and utilization for staff and visitors at the Illinois State Geological Survey. Lectures are on topics related to CCUS and include EPA underground injection control Class VI regulations, potential CO2 reservoirs and seals, ongoing national and international CO2 injection projects, climate change, a short-course on the principals of geologic storage, and geologic considerations for CO2 storage. Upcoming events, lectures, and workshops can be found at

  • The STEP program has held an international carbon capture and storage summer school led by experts from the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Programme (IEAGHG). The school lasted for one week and included presentations and discussion groups led by CCUS experts.

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