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FutureGen Receives EPA Permits for Underground Injection

On August 29, 2014, EPA issued the first Class VI underground injection control permits to FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc., of Jacksonville, Illinois.   Four permits were issued for injection wells for the purpose of the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide.  FutureGen proposes to capture CO2 from a coal fired power plant near Jacksonville, Illinois, purify the CO2 and put it under high pressure to turn it into a liquid, then transport it through an underground pipeline for approximately 30 miles to an underground injection well site.   Approximately 22 million metric tons of CO2 are proposed to be injected over the project’s twenty year lifespan.

According to information on the FutureGen Alliance company website, FutureGen Alliance CEO Ken Humphreys stated,  “The issuance of the permit is a major milestone that will allow FutureGen 2.0 to stay on track to develop the first ever commercial-scale, near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant with integrated carbon capture and storage.”

For more information from EPA on these permits, please follow this link.

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Julie Kendin-Schrader, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Orlando, Environmental Law Attorney
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Julie P. Kendig-Schrader represents both the public and private sector in land use and environmental matters and administrative litigation. She works with clients to create public/private partnerships for infrastructure needs, particularly those related to transportation. With sustainability concerns and initiatives cutting across virtually all sectors of business today, Julie strives to keep her clients ahead of the curve to maximize opportunities and minimize unnecessary costs and risks.

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