February 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Government, industry to build zero-emissions power plant prototype

The US Department of Energy and an industrial alliance have kicked off a project to build FutureGen, a prototype of the fossil-fueled power plant of the future. The $1 billion government-industry proj..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The US Department of Energy and an industrial alliance have kicked off a project to build FutureGen, a prototype of the fossil-fueled power plant of the future. The $1 billion government-industry project aims to produce electricity and hydrogen with zero emissions. Over the next year, site selection, design activities and environmental analyses will lay the groundwork for final project design, construction and operation. The FutureGen Industrial Alliance will contribute $250 million to the project. Alliance members cross national boundaries and include: American Electric Power, BHP Billiton, CONSOL Energy Inc., Foundation Coal, China Huaneng Group, Kennecott Energy, Peabody Energy, and S

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