About the Facility
The Southern Illinois Coal-to-Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) Facility (Facility) will manufacture pipeline-quality natural gas using abundant Illinois coal. It represents the breakthrough use of current commercially-proven, environmentally-friendly gasification technology. The Facility will promote energy independence, while creating a viable new market for Illinois coal reserves.
The Facility will produce up to 65 BCF of SNG annually, representing 5% of total consumption of residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Illinois. The Facility will sell a substantial portion of this production under long term sales agreement to Illinois gas utilities.
Significant Economic Impact
The Facility will require the development of a new mine. It will consume up to 5 million tons annually of Illinois coal.
The Facility uses abundant Illinois coal to meet critical energy needs. It will provide a completely new, steady, and reliable supply of natural gas at market prices. It will reduce significantly dependence on foreign sources of natural gas.
Power Holdings of Illinois LLC serves as project developer. Power Holdings is a developer of coal gasification facilities, based in the Chicago area.