FutureGen 2.0

A clean energy project for job creation, cleaner air and safe, affordable energy. Learn more about the FutureGen 2.0 project in Morgan County.

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Carbon Capture and Storage

Essential technology to a clean energy future. Read an overview of carbon capture and storage technology.

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Community Corner

FutureGen 2.0 receives positive record of decision from Department of Energy, local citizens provide input into FutureGen Center design.

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The FutureGen 2.0 pipeline will safely transport CO2 from the Meredosia Energy Center to the storage site near Ashland.

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In the News: EPA approves FutureGen plan for carbon dioxide storage
Associated Press, September 2, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground, a key step in the longstanding plan to build the project … “The issuance of the permit is a major milestone that will allow FutureGen 2.0 to stay on track to develop the first ever commercial-scale, near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant with integrated carbon capture and storage,” FutureGen Alliance CEO Ken Humphreys said.

In the News: Court victory gives FutureGen a green light; ComEd challenge rejected
Crain’s Chicago Business, July 22, 2014
The court victory is a crucial step for FutureGen, a federally supported project designed to demonstrate the feasibility of burning coal for power generation without emitting harmful pollutants, as well as carbon dioxide linked to global warming.

Labor Agreement Supports FutureGen’s Highly Skilled Workforce
April 14, 2014
Today the FutureGen Alliance announced the signing of an agreement between the FutureGen Alliance and seventeen local unions to support construction of the FutureGen 2.0 Project. Ken Humphreys, chief executive officer of the FutureGen Alliance, stated: “The signed agreement further guarantees a reliable, highly skilled workforce of women and men for the FutureGen 2.0 project. It also assures local unions that FutureGen 2.0 jobs will be governed by accepted union labor work rules and that wages and benefits will be determined by a standardized project labor agreement.

In the News: State clears way for FutureGen pipeline, electrical transmissions
The Jacksonville Journal-Courier, February 21, 2014
The Illinois Commerce Commission said the pipeline is consistent with the public interest, public benefit and the legislative purpose as set forth in the Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Transportation and Sequestration Act.

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FutureGen Citizens’ Board is an important component of the Alliance’s stakeholder engagement program to make the project more accessible to the community, to provide information to citizens in Morgan County and to insure that plans and decisions related to the CO2 storage, visitors and training facilities are as transparent as possible. The Board is made up of Morgan County citizens who hold a diversity of views on the project and have a variety of personal backgrounds. All members serve on a non-paid, volunteer basis in providing important input to the project.

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About the Alliance

The FutureGen Industrial Alliance was formed to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy on the FutureGen 2.0 project. It is a non-profit membership organization created to benefit the public interest, and the interests of science through research, development and demonstration of near-zero emissions coal technology.

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