Future Gen

On February 27, 2003, President Bush announced plans for the United States to build a prototype of the fossil fuel power plant of the future: FutureGen. In a statement released by the president, he stated: "Today I am pleased to announce that the United States will sponsor a $1 billion, 10-year demonstration project to create the world's first coal-based zero-emissions electricity and hydrogen power plant. This project will be undertaken with international partners and power and advanced technology providers to dramatically reduce air pollution and capture and store emissions of greenhouse gases. We will work together on this important effort to meet the world's growing energy needs, while protecting the health of our people and environment" [67]. FutureGen is a cost-shared venture with private-sector and

Project Definition

Partnership development; site selection (including CO2 storage); NEPA; preliminary engineering cost estimate

Engineering & Procurement

Detailed design; environmental permitting; long-lead-time procurement items

Estimate of Project Component Cost

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