FutureGen Project Moves Ahead

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Published on January 17 2014 12:59 pm
Last Updated on January 17 2014 12:59 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The federal energy department has signed off on the long-running FutureGen clean coal project in western Illinois.  

The Energy Department has approved the one-point-65-billion-dollar plan to retrofit a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia.  The new technology would remove carbon dioxide from the coal and store it underground.  

The FutureGen project could start this year if it gets a permit to store the gas and finalizes its financing.