Global CCS Institute

FutureGen 2.0 Project

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Capture type:
Oxy-fuel combustion capture
Transport type:
Onshore to onshore pipeline <50 km
Storage type:
Onshore deep saline formations


Location: Meredosia, Illinois, United States of America
Proponents: FutureGen Alliance, US Department of Energy, State of Illinois, Ameren Energy Resources, Babcock&Wilcox, American Air Liquide


Technical aspects

  • Revised plan involves repowering the 200 MWe Unit 4 at Ameren's power plant in Meredosia, Illinois, with advanced oxy-combustion technology.
  • 1.1 million tonnes per annum of carbon dioxide (CO2) would be captured and transported by pipeline to Morgan County, Illinois for storage in a deep saline formation.
  • It is anticipated that the plant's new boiler, air separation unit, CO2 purification and compression unit would deliver 90 per cent CO2 capture and eliminate most SOx, NOx, mercury and particulate emissions.

Key Deliverables

  • US$1 billion were appropriated for this project under the US Department of Energy's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
  • A research and visitor complex in the vicinity of the geological storage is planned.
  • Phase I was completed in 2013, and the U.S. Department of Energy approved Phase II.
  • The FutureGen Alliance completed the purchase of a portion of the Meredosia Power Plant.
The revised FutureGen 2.0 Project will be one of the world's largest applications of oxy-combustion technology. The project is intending to provide performance and emissions data to inform future commercial guarantees for the technology. The application of oxy-combustion technology at large-scale will also provide valuable operating and maintenance experience.

Project data is current as at 16/02/2014.