Significant ISGS Achievements

Frailey Advocates for Energy Frontier Research Centers in Congressional Briefing
Berg and Frailey Advocate for Energy Frontier Research Centers in Congressional Briefing
Scott Frailey, Senior Reservoir Engineer, and Richard Berg, Illinois State Geological Survey Director, traveled to Washington, DC, on April 16 to participate in a Congressional briefing on the Ener [...]
Richard C. Berg, Director
Richard C. Berg Named New Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey
On June 16, Dr. Richard C. Berg was named the new Director of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and 13th State Geologist. He succeeds Dr. E. Donald McKay III, who retired in May 2014. [...]
Water Treatment diagram
Applied Research Laboratory Begins Innovative Project to Develop an Integrated Supercritical Water Treatment–Power Generation System
Scientists at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) have recently begun a research and development [...]
University of Illinois graduate student Mike DeLucia (left) and Indiana University professor Gary Pavlis (right) prepare to remove a seismometer vault in western Kentucky.
National Science Foundation (NSF) EarthScope Project Updates
ISGS researcher Tim Larson and U of I grad student Mike DeLucia joined a team of colleagues from Indiana University and Purdue University to remove a temporary seismometer array in western Kentucky as the field portion of a multi-university [...]
Core samples
Will County Geologic Mapping Update—Addressing Societal Issues
The Illinois State Geological Survey has continued its geologic mapping efforts in the suburban Chicago area, with the aim of producing large-scale, three-dimensional (3-D) geologic maps of glacial [...]

ISGS in the News

DOE Funds Coal Research and Carbon Storage Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced on August 17 that it will dole out a total of almost $17 million to research new CO2storage technologies through DOE’s Carbon Storage Program.

Source: Power Magazine
Universities Get Financial Boost For CO2 Storage Research
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected nine projects to receive funding to research carbon dioxide storage intelligent monitoring systems and well integrity.

Source: Exploration & Production Magazine
DOE Selects Nine Projects to Receive Funding for Carbon Storage Intelligent Monitoring and Well Integrity and Mitigation Research
The Illinois Basin–Decatur Project is one of the projects selected to receive funding from The U.S. Department of Energy.

Source: EIN Newsdesk
Illinois Is A Sinkhole State: Largest Hole In North America in Southern Illinois
Bill Wheelhouse of NPR Illinois discussed sinkholes in the state with Sam Panno of the Illinois State Geological Survey.

Source: WUIS 91.9
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.

Source: Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) - Urbana-Champaign, IL

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