MichCarb and the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education at Western Michigan University recommend the following resources to those interested in connecting with state, national and international organizations that are developing data, technology and educational materials about greenhouse gases, the environment, carbon capture and storage and additional energy production.
Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory
The National Energy Technology Laboratory is a science, technology and energy laboratory owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. As part of the DOE's national laboratory system, NETL supports DOE's mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.
Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership
The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership was formed to assess the regional technical potential, economic viability and public acceptability of carbon sequestration. The MRCSP region consists of seven contiguous states: Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The MRCSP includes more than 30 organizations from the research community, energy industry, universities, non-government and government organizations.
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
A ministerial-level international climate change initiative, the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum is focused on the development of improved cost effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide for its transport and long-term safe storage.
Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
The International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme is an international collaborative research programme established in 1991 as an implementing agreement under the International Energy Agency. The IEAGHG evaluates technologies that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions derived from the use of fossil fuels.
NatCarb is a project that explores geological sequestration of carbon through linking geological and emission databases from several regional centers into a single interactive mapping system.
Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships
The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships are a nationwide network of universities, national laboratories, private industries, state agencies and other related interest. Established by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, the RCSPs help develop the technology, infrastructure and regulations to implement large-scale CO2 sequestration as one option for mitigating climate change.