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Siemens gasification technology selected for Taylorville Energy Center

By Gerald Ondrey |

Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, Fla.; www.siemens.com) has been chosen to provide the coal gasification technology for the Taylorville Energy Center (TEC), the 730-MW (gross) advanced clean-coal generating plant being developed near Taylorville, Ill., the company announced today. The Taylorville Energy Center will be one of the nation’s first commercial-scale, coal gasification plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) capability.   Tenaska, (www.tenaska.com), managing partner for the $3.5-billion project, has signed equipment contracts and licensing agreements with Siemens for four gasifiers that will convert Illinois coal into substitute natural gas. The gas will be used for electricity generation or fed into the interstate natural gas pipeline system.   TEC’s integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) technology also will capture and provide storage for at least 50% of the carbon dioxide that would otherwise enter the atmosphere.   “Siemens is pleased to have been chosen to support Tenaska’s goal of employing Illinois coal to provide reliable electricity in an environmentally clean manner,” says Michael Suess, CEO of the Fossil Power Generation Division of Siemens Energy.   “By…
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