Last updated: 24 August 2021
FutureGen is an initiative to equip multiple new clean coal power plants with advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The new FutureGen approach proposes federal funding to demonstrate cutting-edge CCS technology at multiple commercial-scale integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) or advanced coal power plants, and it includes engagement with the international community. The restructured approach will focus on separating carbon dioxide for CCS, and does not include hydrogen production. The project will support the continuation of an advanced coal gasification-based CCS project through the completion of final detailed design, construction and shakedown testing, start-up and full scale operations and CO2 storage and post-injection site monitoring. Start-up of the FutureGen facility is expected to begin in November 2014. The FutureGen Alliance leads the FutureGen project. The Alliance is a public-private partnership to design, build, and operate the first commercial coal-fueled, near-zero emissions power plant. The Alliance, with support from DOE, will pursue options to raise additional non-federal funds needed to build and operate the facility. Members of the Alliance include some of the largest coal producers and users in the world. These members share the cost and risk of developing the advanced technologies necessary to commercialize the FutureGen concept and will contribute nearly USD 400 million toward the projects costs. The Alliance will also bring technical expertise and industrial project management experience to the project.

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