Atlantic Energy Ventures gasification plant

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In January, 2008, Platts reported that Atlantic Energy Ventures was planning to build a coal gasification plant in Lawrence County, Ohio.[1] The project will convert gasified coal into ammonia, urea, and other fertilizers. The plant will also use a cogeneration process to produce about 100 MW for internal use, but according to company president William Martin told Platts that the output could be doubled to 200 MW (including 100 MW sold wholesale), "if the numbers work for us...."[2]

This project is also known as the Irontron plant.

In September 2010, the Sierra Club reported that AEV had allowed its existing Certificate of Public Need and Necessity from the Ohio Power Siting Board to expire at the end of July 2010, indicating that the project had been abandoned.[3]


Project Details

Sponsor: Atlantic Energy Ventures (formerly CME North American Merchant Energy)
Location: Lawrence County, OH
Capacity:
Type: Electricity and coal-to-liquids
Projected in service: 2012
Status: Abandoned in 2010

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References

  1. "Atlantic Energy Ventures expects to secure approvals in 2008 for Ohio coal gasification plant," Platts Global Power Report, January 10, 2008, page 10
  2. "Atlantic Energy Ventures expects to secure approvals in 2008 for Ohio coal gasification plant," Platts Global Power Report, January 10, 2008, page 10
  3. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed January 2011

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