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Twelve Sites in Seven States Vie for FutureGen Project
The competition is fierce for a chance to host the cleanest coal-fired power plant yet, called FutureGen. Twelve sites in seven states are in the running for the power plant that will generate power and hydrogen while capturing its carbon dioxide emissions and storing them deep underground. According to the FutureGen Alliance, the proposed sites include four locations in Illinois, two in Ohio, two in Texas, and one each in Kentucky, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The FutureGen Alliance represents some of the world's largest coal companies and electric utilities and has partnered with DOE to design and build the facility. The Alliance will decide upon a short list of candidate sites by late summer, and DOE will review the candidate sites in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The Alliance expects to make a final site selection by late summer 2007. See the FutureGen Alliance press release (PDF 21 KB). Download Adobe Reader.