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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 1.1 million tons 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. The project will also include a visitors, research and training center.
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 project will generate tremendous economic opportunity for the Morgan County community. As it will be a first-of-its-kind facility, FutureGen 2.0 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 around the globe.