The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) has completed initial region characterization and Phase II projects to capture and store carbon dioxide in its ten-state region. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels is believed to be critical to avoid the worst aspects of global warming. Carbon capture and sequestration, along with conservation and renewable energies, is an important strategy for reducing these emissions into the atmosphere.
Final reports for the MRCSP program will be posted to share the knowledge gained from the research. In addition to the MRCSP Final Reports for the first two phases of the program, 16 other topical reports on geologic sequestration field tests, terrestrial sequestration field tests, and regional geologic characterization efforts are now available. Collective evidence from these characterization, injection, and monitoring efforts substantiates previous assessments that this nine state region has significant storage capacity potential. The field tests provide confidence that larger scale applications can be implemented successfully.