ODESSA - The excitement is building for members of the futuregen task force. That's because Tuesday morning we will know if Odessa's site at Penwell gets picked. If West Texas is chosen, it will bring a number of benefits to our area, both short term and long term.
FutureGen is a project of the U.S. Government for a near zero-emissions coal-fueled power plant that produces hydrogen and electricity while capturing carbon.
In less than forty eight hours, West Texans could be rolling the red carpet for a big announcement.
With the long awaited announcement of the FutureGen project just weeks away the effort to bring it to West Texas continues to gain support. The latest to join the effort a major energy company here in Texas.
Texas' largest energy provider is joining the FutureGen project. The FutureGen Alliance announced on Thursday that Luminant, formerly TXU, has become the first Texas based company to join the national non-profit organization.
Checking out the competition for FutureGen. That's what a reporter from Chicago was doing in West Texas on Wednesday.
Another development for the FutureGen Project.
The U.S. Department of Energy says all the sites vying for the cutting edge, coal powered plant, are enviromentally acceptable.
ODESSA - Local committee members say their chances remain very strong, but the date to announce the winner has been pushed back, yet again, to early December.
ECTOR COUNTY - Ector county wants FutureGen, and Commissioners are making that clear.