FutureGen announcement coming Monday

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By The Staff

Washington, D.C. – The FutureGen Alliance will announce the final selection for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site during a press conference call at 1:30 p.m. EST on Monday, February 28, 2011.

The storage site will receive and store CO2 emissions from an Ameren Energy Resources power plant in Meredosia, Ill. that will be retrofitted with advanced oxy-combustion technology. The selected site and will also host CCS research, education and training, and visitors’ facilities.
The four finalist counties in the site selection competition include Christian County, Douglas County, Fayette County and Morgan County.
FutureGen 2.0 technologies have the potential to repower the world’s fleet of coal-fueled power plants in a manner that largely eliminates their emissions, spurs job creation and substantially advances clean energy technology around the globe.  FutureGen 2.0 is supported by a $1 billion commitment in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.