Monday, February 11, 2013

DOE Charts Progress for FutureGen 2.0

Power magazine reports on a U.S. carbon sequestration project that is moving to the next implementation phase.

DOE Charts Progress for FutureGen 2.0 :: POWER Magazine:
FutureGen 2.0, a government-backed project that involves the upgrade of a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia, Ill., with oxy-combustion technology to capture 90% of that plant’s carbon emissions and then sequester them underground, has entered its second phase, the Department of Energy (DOE) said on Monday.
The DOE said the project’s first phase was complete. It included technical and financial milestones like the identification of a sequestration site in Morgan County, Ill., preliminary characterization and test drilling, and a commitment from the Illinois Commerce Commission to cover the FutureGen 2.0 project’s output under its power purchasing plans. A cooperative agreement announced on Wednesday with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance that kicked off the second phase would build on these achievements to begin preliminary design, preconstruction and engineering for the retrofitted, near-zero-emission coal-fired power plant.
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