A Multi-Level Approach to Outreach for Geologic Sequestration Projects

Sallie E. Greenberg, Hannes E. Leetaru, Ivan G. Krapac, Ken Hnottavange-Telleen, Robert J. Finley

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Public perception of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects represents a potential barrier to commercialization. Outreach to stakeholders at the local, regional, and national level is needed to create familiarity with and potential acceptance of CCS projects. This paper highlights the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) multi-level outreach approach which interacts with multiple stakeholders. The MGSC approach focuses on external and internal communication. External communication has resulted in building regional public understanding of CCS. Internal communication, through a project Risk Assessment process, has resulted in enhanced team communication and preparation of team members for outreach roles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4707-4713
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 20 2008


  • Communication
  • FutureGen
  • Public Acceptance
  • Sequestration Outreach
  • Social Site Characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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