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FutureGen 2.0 Project
About FutureGen 2.0
FutureGen 2.0 is a first-of-its-kind, near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the FutureGen 2.0 project partners will upgrade a power plant in Meredosia, Ill. with oxy-combustion technology to capture approximately 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 each year—more than 90 percent of the plant’s carbon emissions. Other emissions will be reduced to near-zero levels. Using safe and proven pipeline technology, the CO2 will be transported and stored underground at a nearby storage site, which will also include a CCS visitors center and research and training facilities.
Before commencing full-scale operations, the storage site will be the subject of an extensive environment review conducted by DOE in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The site will be fully permitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to assure its safety and provide the opportunity for community input.
The facility will generate tremendous economic opportunity for the Morgan County community. As it will be a first-of-its-kind facility, the FutureGen 2.0 CO2 storage site is expected to be the focus of global attention. Researchers and visitors from around the world will visit to learn about its operation so that they can replicate those lessons learned elsewhere.