Michigan Geological Carbon Sequestration   
Research and Education Program   
Western Michigan University   
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Welcome to MichCarb!

This website has been designed as a resource for all things related to geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in Michigan.

If you are new to this subject and are unsure what geological carbon sequestration (GCS) is, check out our "Resources" page for answers to some frequently asked questions and for links to where you can find out more information.

Are you a visual learner? If so, you might appreciate the "Multimedia" page, here you can find links to various short "You Tube" videos that discuss, describe, and demonstrate Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), a more general term for geological carbon sequestration.

The "Partnerships" page provides yet another way to learn more about this subject. On this page we not only describe and acknowledge our MichCarb partners but also list related organizations involved in GCS projects. In addition we have highlighted links to certain aspects of their websites that we find particularly useful or educational.

If you're a parent, teacher, student, or you just want to learn more about related topics we think you'll find the Core Kids link particularly useful. There you will find a good introductory explanation of carbon dioxide sequestration as well as links to learning module topics such as Michigan geology, natural resources, and climate change.

For fellow researchers, or those of you who have some prior knowledge of the subject, the "research", "data", and "publications" pages are for you. Here we post current and past research undertaken by MichCarb as part of the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) at Western Michigan Universities Geosciences Department. We are linked to "MGRRE's online data" where you can find listings of Michigan cores, core analyses, drill cuttings, mudlogs, thin sections, and oil and gas data kept at MGRRE. We also post any results or publications associated with MichCarb research as they become available in technical journals.

Please take the time to explore the website. In addition to the above, you can learn more about MichCarb, get the latest geological carbon sequestration news and view some related maps and photos.


Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave. MS 5241
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5241 USA

Phone: (269) 387-8617

Fax: (269) 387-5513