FutureGen Alliance selects Morgan County, IL for CO2 storage
FutureGen Alliance news release indicates the Alliance has selected Morgan County, IL to host research facility and CO2 storage site.
The full text of this February 28th FutureGen Alliance news release is available on the FutureGen Alliance website.
Springfield, Ill. — The FutureGen Alliance has selected Morgan County, Ill. as the preferred location for the FutureGen 2.0 carbon dioxide (CO2) storage site, visitor center, research, and training facilities.
Among the factors that resulted in the selection of the Morgan County site are its high quality geology, which is well suited for safe and secure long-term storage of CO2, and its close proximity to the Meredosia power plant, which simplifies pipeline routing and substantially reduces the project’s overall cost. Further, there has been a strong show of support from community business and elected leaders, as well as significant support from directly affected landowners.