Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Capture Options from Ethanol Plants

Ray McKaskle, Kevin Fisher, Paul Selz, Yongqi Lu

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report


The Illinois State Geological Survey and the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) have been conducting carbon dioxide (CO2) storage and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) testing in the Illinois Basin since 2003. Capital and operating costs for the equipment required to capture and liquefy CO2 from ethanol plants in the Illinois area were evaluated in 2005 to 2006 so that ethanol plants could be considered as a source of CO2 for the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored MGSC CO2 pilot projects planned at that time. Continued and sustained public and private interest in the 2006 report provided the impetus to update and expand the report.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois State Geological Survey
Commissioning bodyU.S. DOE Cooperative Agreement: DE-FC26-05NT42588
Number of pages54
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameISGS Circular


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