Big Coal-Gas Plant In The Works
Emerson Process Managementhas formed a strategic partnership with Secure Energy Inc.to help build an $800 million coal gasification plant in Decatur, IL - the first coal gasification-to-synthetic natural gas plant to be constructed in the U.S. in two decades. No timetable has been announced for the project. Secure Energy is seeking a DOE grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for carbon capture and sequestration facilities. Additional funding will be provided through private investors, including ARC Financial of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.