Xstrata joins FutureGen

XSTRATA Coal has committed $US25 million towards the United States’ FutureGen Alliance – a project to build a first-of-a-kind integrated near-zero emission coal-fuelled power plant.
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A vision of the Futuregen power plant, courtesy Department of Energy.

Angie Tomlinson

The $US1 billion FutureGen plant will use advances in integrated gasification combined cycle, carbon capture and sequestration and hydrogen production technologies.

Xstrata Coal chief executive Peter Coates said as the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal, the company was demonstrating its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Members of the FutureGen Alliance include American Electric Power, Anglo American, BHP Billiton, the China Huaneng Group, Consol Energy, E.ON US, Foundation Coal, Rio Tinto Energy America, Peabody Energy, PPL Corporation, and Southern Company.

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