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DOE Details Plans for Restarting FutureGen

9:53 AM MDT | June 15, 2009 | Kara Sissell

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has officially revived the FutureGen Alliance, a public-private partnership project featuring a power plant with a process for converting coal into syngas. The power plant, to be built at Mattoon, IL, would be the first to produce electricity as well as generate hydrogen and enable CO2 separation for sequestration. The Bush administration had dropped the project last year, citing higher than anticipated costs.  The Department of Energy said late last week it would issue a “record of decision” by mid July, an...

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