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FutureGen case study

2nd November 2010

Topic(s): Public engagement, Carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS)

This report is one of a series of case study reports undertaken by CSIRO as part of an international comparison of communication and engagement practices surrounding carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) projects funded by the Global CCS Institute.

This case study is a retrospective view of the United State’s FutureGen project, which was initiated in 2006. FutureGen was created as a partnership between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the FutureGen Alliance (Alliance) – a non-profit consortium of around a dozen coal companies and electric utilities with operations around the world. This report details the Alliance’s effort and the Illinois FutureGen Team’s community engagement activities and the perceived effectiveness of this engagement. The timeline is from July 2006, when the four semi-finalist sites were selected, through December 2007, when Mattoon, Illinois was selected as the final site, and ends one year later.

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