Archer Daniels Midland Decatur Power Plant
Archer Daniels Midland Decatur Power Plant is a coal-fired power station at an agricultural processing facility owned and operated by Archer Daniels Midland near Decatur, Illinois.
The plant is currently the site of a carbon capture and storage demonstration project. The project aims to drill down to a 600-million-year-old layer of sandstone, where developers hope to bury about 1 million metric tons of CO2. The project is estimated to cost $84 million, with $66.7 million contributed by the Department of Energy. The project has made the most progress of any other federally-sponsored coal sequestration project in the U.S. The drillers have already dug through 5,300 feet and have 2,700 feet remaining before they reach the sandstone layer.
- Owner/Parent Company: Archer Daniels Midland
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 335 MW
- Units and In-Service Dates: 31 MW (1987), 31 MW (1987), 31 MW (1987), 31 MW (1987), 31 MW (1994), 75 MW (1997), 105 MW (2005)
- Location: 3883 Faries Parkway, Decatur, IL 62526
- GPS Coordinates: 39.863219, -88.8985
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,142,168 tons
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Articles and Resources
- "Archer Daniels Midland project aims to bury carbon dioxide," LA Times, April 7, 2009.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.
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