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67 JG imageThe latest news that the authority that governs the Kemper county CCS project will not support any more activities on the lignite fired gasification and CCS plant is extremely disappointing. Unlike projects like ROAD, Kemper has been built and so calling a halt at this stage is a shame. The Kemper project has had its problems mostly with new components and integrating all the new pieces as any engineer knows is always the biggest challenge but step by step the problems faced at Kemper have been resolved one by one.

The new US administration wants to create jobs in the coal sector maybe it can start by saving jobs and put some money into ironing out the last problems at Kemper and get the project going, it has the potential to be a world beater.