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CCUS learnings from the Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative

Online 29 November 2022 14:00 - 15:00

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The Midwest Regional Carbon Initiative (MRCI) is a broad coalition of partners from research, academia, industry, NGOs, and the US government dedicated to the study, acceleration, acceptance, and deployment of commercial carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the United States. CCUS is one of the key technologies that could enable a low-carbon energy transition. By storing carbon dioxide safely underground, those emissions are prevented from entering the atmosphere and contributing to the rising temperature of the Earth.

During the webinar, MRCI’s co-leaders, Dr Neeraj Gupta from Batelle and Dr Sallie Greenberg from Illinois State Geological Survey will share learnings from the MRCI, covering challenges such as multi-stakeholder partnerships, carbon capture and transportation infrastructure, storage systems, and CO2-enhanced oil recovery potential.

Backed by more than 20 years of research in the field, and with more than a dozen pilot and/or full-scale CCUS projects, the MRCI provides a solid foundation for future work by addressing key technical challenges, obtaining, and sharing data to support CCUS, facilitating regional infrastructure planning, and performing regional technology transfer.

Presenter biographies

Dr. Neeraj Gupta, the Technical Director for Carbon Management at Battelle, provides technical and programme development leadership for Battelle’s CCUS work. He has over 27 years of domestic and international experience in CO2 storage, CO2-EOR, and other subsurface projects as a principle investigator, project manager, or technical advisor. Dr. Gupta has led several field programmes and research projects on CO2 storage technology and is the co-principal investigator for the MRCI, working to evaluate CCUS across 20 states in midwestern and mid-Atlantic regions.

Dr. Sallie Greenberg, Ph.D. is a Principal Research Scientist at the Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of Illinois where she manages a portfolio of USD 200 million in U.S. Department of Energy projects as principal or co-principal investigator, including the MRCI. Dr. Greenberg specializes in stakeholder engagement and equity, strategic vision facilitation, and programme evaluation for scientific and government organizations. 


This webinar is part of a series on CCS sponsored by SPE Gaia, IOGP, OGCI and Ipieca, sharing knowledge and good practice around the scaling up of this technology, including key issues, environmental responsibility, financial incentives, policy, and liability concerns.

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