Illinois CCS Demonstration Project, Education and Outreach at the National Sequestration Education Center, Decatur, Illinois

U.S. Department of Energy and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has made substantial progress in the development and construction of the largest saline storage project in the U.S., located and being commissioned at the ADM’s biofuels complex in Decatur, Illinois.  Public education and outreach for carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an integral part of this project, and to this end, the project has established the National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) at Richland Community College in Decatur to implement a new associate degree program, first in the U.S., with an emphasis on CCS.  This presentation will give an overview of the technical scope and status of the project and highlight the NSEC's public education and outreach strategies and accomplishments.


David Larrick

Director, Sequestration Program
Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois
David Larrick received a B.S. and M.S. in Forestry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale... more

Douglas Brauer

Vice President of Economic Development & Innovative Workforc
Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois
Douglas Brauer is the Vice President of economic development and innovative workforce solutions at Richland... more

Sai Gollakota

Project Manager
U.S. DOE, National Energy Technology Laboratory
Dr. Sai Gollakota is a Project Manager in the Office of Major Demonstrations, National Energy Technology... more