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Springfield is set to become the home of the world’s largest carbon capture research program.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the construction phase of the $67 million research project at City Water, Light, & Power (CWLP) to study how to decrease carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
“You could really see a situation where people from across the globe are going to be coming to Springfield to see our progress with this particular project,” Kevin O’Brien said.
O’Brien is Director of the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.