The Energy Department issued its 25-page approval of the $1.65 billion plan that would refit a coal-fired power plant in western Illinois.
The alliance is a group of coal companies and other firms planning to use $1 billion in federal funds to refit a coal-fired power plant in Morgan County with technology that would capture carbon dioxide from the coal
Ameren says it will still maintain the plant so it can be retrofitted for the plant.
The FutureGen Alliance that has included St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. said Monday that the utility won’t continue its cooperative agreement for the project past the end of this year.
A second round of hearings are scheduled for next spring.
The Department of Energy is financing most of the $1.2 billion project.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The companies working with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop the FutureGen clean-coal project say they’ve cut the list of six potential carbon dioxide storage sites to four.