Funding Agencies

Across the country, the Department of Energy partners with leading companies, universities, and research organizations to develop innovative energy solutions. We are proud to be one of seven national consortiums working with the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory to explore the benefits and potential of carbon capture and sequestration.

The Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Lab

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratory system, is owned and operated by DOE. NETL supports the department's mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States. NETL has expertise in coal, natural gas and oil technologies; contract and project management; analysis of energy systems; and international energy issues. NETL's Carbon Sequestration Program is helping to develop technologies to capture, purify and store carbon dioxide in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions without adversely influencing energy use or hindering economic growth. For more information, visit

DCEO's Office of Coal Development (OCD) is dedicated to the development and use of Illinois' extensive coal resources as a fuel source for the 21st century. OCD provides technical and financial support to Illinois' coal and energy industries. Funding is awarded for basic research and development on coal and its utilization, as well as commercial-scale demonstration of promising coal utilization technologies. Education and marketing programs develop and convey appropriate messages about the importance of Illinois coal in the state's job development efforts and in meeting domestic and international energy needs.

Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium
Advanced Energy
Technology Initiative

University of Illinois
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Champaign, IL 61820