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Clean Coal Plant Coming

By: Randy Yohe Email
By: Randy Yohe Email

Clean coal technology is a term we're hearing these days when it comes to proposals for new plants with plenty of good jobs.

Clean coal technology is a term we're hearing more and more these days when it comes to proposals for new plants with plenty of good jobs.

The latest player already has local land ready for development, but there are still plenty of challenges ahead.

The Hamilton Twp. is 300 acres across from the Duke Energy Plant is back to a soybean field now, but four years ago, the same week nearby sun coke broke ground on its new plant. The giant power generation corporation Calpine announced it was building a half billion dollar natural gas powered electrical power plant on that soybean land, but changing energy prices kept the soybeans growing.

Energy corporation CEO's like Bill Martin are ready to put clean coal technology to work. Atlantic Energy Ventures is working with government leaders like Sen George Voinocich, after already investing a few million dollars into a planned coal gasification plant in Lawrence County, a plant that would turn coal into a variety of fuels.

Atlantic Energy Venures CEO William Martin said if all the permitting goes as planned, groundbreaking on the new Lawrence County, Ohio coal gasification plant should come in about a year.


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