Michigan Geological Carbon Sequestration   
Research and Education Program   
Western Michigan University   
Michigan Soil Core Soil Cores Bill and Dave examine soil cores Machinery


United States Congress

United States Geological Survey ... http://pubs.usgs.gov

The U.S. Geological Survey, in accordance with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, developed a methodology to estimate storage potential that could be applied uniformly to geologic formations across the United States. An initial methodology was developed and published in March 2009 (Burruss and others, 2009), and public comments were received. The report was then sent to a panel of experts for external review...
USGS 2010 1144
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Section 712, authorizes the U.S. Department of the Interior to develop a methodology and conduct an assessment of the Nation’s ecosystems focusing on carbon stocks, carbon sequestration, and emissions of three greenhouse gases (GHGs): carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The major requirements include (1) an assessment of all ecosystems (terrestrial systems, such as forests, croplands, wetlands, shrub and grasslands; and aquatic ecosystems, such as rivers, lakes, and estuaries), (2) an estimation of annual potential capacities of ecosystems to increase carbon sequestration and reduce net GHG emissions in the context of mitigation strategies (including management and restoration activities), and (3) an evaluation of the effects of controlling processes, such as climate change, land use and land cover, and wildlfires. The purpose of this draft methodology for public review is to propose a technical plan to conduct the assessment...
* Carbon Sequestration to Mitigate Climate Change ... USGS Fact Sheet 2008-3097

Human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas, have caused a substantial increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. This increase in atmospheric CO2 —from about 280 to more than 380 parts per million (ppm) over the last 250 years—is causing measurable global warming. Potential adverse impacts include sea-level rise; increased frequency and intensity of wildfires, floods, droughts, and tropical storms; changes in the amount, timing, and distribution of rain, snow, and runoff; and disturbance of coastal marine and other ecosystems. Rising atmospheric CO2 is also increasing the absorption of CO2 by seawater, causing the ocean to become more acidic, with potentially disruptive effects on marine plankton and coral reefs. Technically and economically feasible strategies are needed to mitigate the consequences of increased atmospheric CO2. The United States needs scientific information to develop ways to reduce human-caused CO2 emissions and to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme ... http://www.isdemo5.co.uk

Established in 1991, IEAGHG studies and evaluates technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels. IEAGHG provides publicly available information through a number of channels on work related to its activities. Available resources include general publications and IEAGHG's newsletter Greenhouse News.

IEAGHG General Publications
IEA general publications
... http://www.ieaghg.org


AAPG: American Association of Petroleum Geologists - http://www.aapg.org
The following articles appear in Special Issues Volume 16, no. 3 and 4, of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Environmental Geosciences Journal. These articles are posted by MRCSP with permission of the AAPG/DEG whose permission is required for further use.

PAPG: Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists   - http://www.papgrocks.org

AAPG Datapages: Search and Discovery - http://www.searchanddiscovery.com
- a subscription-based service.

* Search Abstracts for Carbon Sequestration

Conference Proceedings
NETL Proceedings for the Sixth Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration — May 7, 2007 ... http://www.netl.doe.gov
... Application of a Comprehensive Environmental Permitting approach for the Michigan Basin Test Site, MRCSP.   Sminchak, Gupta, Jagucki, Mannes, and Houssari
... Geological Carbon Sequestration Potential in the Upper Silurian to Middle Devonian Strata of the Michigan Basin, USA. Barnes, Harrison, Wahr, Jagucki, and Gupta.

Comparison of Renewable Energy Technologies with Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS). Final report to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. 9 August 2010.
GCEP Stanford University
Global Climate & Energy Project
... 2010 Technical Report
... Geologic Storage of CO2

* Carbon Capture and Storage — Progress and Next Steps, IEA/CSLF Report to the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit
* Scientific American: In-Depth Reports: A Guide To Carbon Capture and Storage

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