Presentation on theme: "FutureGen in Illinois: Clean Energy for the Needs of Tomorrow John Mead SIU Research Center Robert J. Finley State Geological Survey FutureGen For Illinois."— Presentation transcript:
FutureGen in Illinois: Clean Energy for the Needs of Tomorrow John Mead SIU Research Center Robert J. Finley State Geological Survey FutureGen For Illinois Task Force Briefing October 17, 2006
FutureGen in Illinois: The Technology John Mead SIU Research Center
What Is Coal Gasification As an alternative to burning coal, the process of gasification coverts coal from a solid state into a gas The gasmostly of hydrogen and carbon monoxide and very similar to natural gascan be used to make chemicals and/or electric power
What is Integrated Combined Cycle (IGCC)? It is the combining of a gasification plant with a combined cycle of electric generating plant.
FutureGen, Climate Change, and Illinois Geological Framework Fit Together One of FutureGens fundamental goals is to overcome environmental constraints, especially potential climate change impacts of CO 2 emissions, associated with producing electricity and other forms of energy from coal. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy March 4, 2004
Mt. Simon Sandstone Reservoir Mt. Simon Sandstone is used for natural gas storage in Champaign County, IL at 4,000 to 4,200 ft. Mt. Simon core has been recovered from a few deep exploration wells, such as this sample from near Salem, IL at 8,467 drilled in 1966. 4,143 ft 8,467
CO 2 Storage in Sandstone Reservoir Pore Space Sand grain Pore space Pin head
Shale Caprock (Reservoir Seal) Pin head No pore space visible
General CO 2 Injection: Caprock/Seal Integrity Shale Seal Sandstone Reservoir
With FutureGen, Illinois will lead in coal gasification, carbon sequestration and hydrogen production-- all key technologies that will improve energy security for our families, provide environmental benefits and support economic growth in Illinois.