Officials from the University of Illinois, the City of Springfield, Ill., the state of Illinois, and the U.S. Department of Energy in December gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for a 10-megawatt carbon capture project at City, Water, Light, and Power’s Dallman Unit 4 in Springfield, Ill.
The ceremony kicked off Phase III build and construction for the carbon capture system to process the Dallman Unit 4 flue gas and is recognized as one of the world’s largest carbon capture pilots.
DOE has allocated $47 million for this final phase to complete the project. The state of Illinois has committed an additional $20 million.
DOE cited the successful construction and operation of the Dallman Unit 4 test plant as a means to demonstrate economic carbon-capture technology and help enable commercialization of the technology.
The Prairie Research Institute projects the construction and operation of the Dallman Unit 4 carbon capture facility will have a regional economic impact for construction and jobs of $47.1 million and will generate tax revenue of $5.6 million.