23 September 2010– The FutureGen Alliance Board of Directors appointed Kenneth Humphreys as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Michael Mudd, who recently announced his retirement.

Humphreys will lead the alliance as it restructures its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the state of Illinois to help build the FutureGen 2.0 coal-fired power plant, expected to be one of the first near-zero emissions coal-fired power plant using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Humphreys recently served as the managing director of the alliance and has spent the last 20 years working in the energy sector on both public- and private-sector ventures.

DOE’s new FutureGen 2.0 involves a large-scale oxy-combustion repowering project and will create a regional CO2 storage repository in the U.S. with a pipeline infrastructure that will serve as a hub.

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