Durbin Discusses Progress at FutureGen 2.0 Site With FutureGen Alliance CEO Ken Humphreys

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today discussed the progress of FutureGen 2.0 with the CEO of the FutureGen Alliance, Ken Humphreys.  Recently, the FutureGen Alliance announced it will move forward with FutureGen 2.0 by purchasing portions of the Meredosia Energy Center from Ameren Energy Resources Company with the Department of Energy – a move that, according to the FutureGen Alliance, could save several million dollars.


“The FutureGen Alliance is a strong organization with support from ten companies from around the globe including Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois.  As they have been working with the community and moving forward with testing on the ground in Morgan County for the last few months, the FutureGen 2.0 project has stayed on schedule. 


“Transfer of the Meredosia Energy Center to the FutureGen Alliance will allow the project to continue to move forward toward its goal of making Illinois and the United States a world leader in cutting-edge technology that will improve the environment and create good-paying jobs.”