WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Indiana Gasification is one step closer toward the development of a $2.9 billion substitute natural gas plant as its emissions permit has been sent to the EPA for final approval, the Evansville Courier & Press recently reported.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management signed off on the emissions permit and forwarded it on to the EPA last week.
“This is another step, but it’s a very significant step,” said Bill Rosenberg, a partner in Indiana Gasification and former Assistant Administrator for Air for EPA, who spoke on the efforts of Indiana Gasification in an interview with Eric Bradner of the Courier & Press.
The Indiana Gasification plant will emit just a fraction of what coal-burning plants put into the atmosphere. And a pipeline will carry the CO2, which is captured and turned into liquid, to the Gulf of Mexico, for use in oil production.
“This concept of treating carbon dioxide as a product rather than as an emission is important and one that we developed with great care,” according to Rosenberg. “You can think about this as a prototype plant where this could be replicated in other environments,” he added.
John Thompson, director of the fossil transition project for the Clean Air Task Force, a nonprofit environment group, said “Projects like Rockport are an important step in moving fossil fuels toward near zero-carbon emissions.”
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