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DOE Funds New FutureGen Project

3:33 PM MDT | August 5, 2010 | Vincent Valk

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) announced $1 billion in stimulus funding for an altered version of the FutureGen clean coal project, which includes Air Liquide's process and construction segment. The new plans call for retrofitting an existing power plant in Meredosia, Illinois with advanced oxy-combustion technologies that will capture 90% of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and eliminate most SOx, NOx, mercury and particulate emissions. The project will also construct a CO2 storage facility in Mattoon, Illinois and a pipeline between the storage...

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