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Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership

The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) is one of seven regional partnerships established by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop robust, cost-effective options for mitigating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that contribute to climate change. The MRCSP partnership is coordinated by Battelle, which manages PNNL for the Department of Energy. The partnership is assessing the technical potential, economic viability, and public acceptability of carbon storage within its region, which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey. To develop a coherent picture of CO2 sources and storage opportunities in the MRCSP region, a group of leading universities, state geological surveys, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies, led by Battelle, is conducting small-scale field tests to help assess the effectiveness of storing CO2 deep underground. PNNL researchers have been involved in the two following projects:

  • Cincinnati Arch
  • Michigan Basin.

Geological Carbon Storage Research at PNNL

Energy and Environment Directorate