Large-scale anthropogenic CO2 sources (\textgreater100,000 tonnes/year) were catalogued for the CarbonSAFE Illinois East Sub-Basin carbon capture and storage pre-feasibility study. The source portfolio is diverse, consisting of fossil-base power production, ethanol production operations, chemical development, and refinery facilities, most of which are relatively new or modernized (i.e. post year 2000). Ten facilities were considered for potential commercial-scale geological storage in a regional CO2 source and storage network study. The study area has a number of potential geologic sequestration targets, including three significant deep saline reservoirs with corresponding seals, and potential enhanced oil recovery (EOR) opportunities. Recent research has focused on a high-porosity, highly arkosic zone within the Lower Mt. Simon Sandstone. Based on this work, we present a conceptual CO2 source and storage network, which focuses on the arkosic zone in the Lower Mt. Simon as a prospective storage resource play in the Illinois East Sub-Basin region.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||University of Illinois|
|State||Published - 2019|