On June 12, 2009, the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced that an agreement has been entered to develop the nation’s first commercial scale, fully integrated, carbon capture and sequestration project in the country.
The Project will be constructed by the FutureGen Alliance and will serve as a flagship facility to demonstrate commercial scale carbon capture and storage. DOE will issue a Record of Decision on the project by the middle of July. Funding will be phased and conditioned based on completion of NEPA review.
The Project will receive funding from the following sources:
- $1 billion from Recovery Act funds for carbon capture and storage research
- $73 million from other federal funding
- $400-600 million cost share from the FutureGen Alliance (based on 20 member companies contributing $20-30 million each over a four to six year period)