Secure Energy Thanks Members of Illinois and Missouri Congressional Delegations for Support of National Energy Technology Laboratory Grant Application

August 14, 2009

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Secure Energy received notice from Representatives Todd Akin (MO-2), Russ Carnahan (MO-3), Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1), Danny Davis (IL-7), Phil Hare (IL-17), Aaron Schock (IL-18), John Shimkus (IL -19), Tim Johnson (IL-15), Mark Kirk (IL-10), Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9), Peter Roskam (IL-6), and Senators Christopher Bond (MO), Roland Burris (IL), and Richard Durbin (IL) that a bipartisan, bi-state letter has been sent to National Energy Technology Laboratory Director Carl Bauer urging him to carefully review Secure Energy’s grant application for funding authorized in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for “Carbon Capture and Sequestration from Industrial Sources and Innovative Concepts for Beneficial C02 Use” relating to Secure Energy’s plant in Decatur, IL.

Representative Phil Hare (IL-17) stated, “Almost a year ago, I heard about Secure Energy’s proposed clean coal project in Decatur. After visiting the location, seeing the plans, and understanding the positive impact this project could have on the economy of Central Illinois and our environment, I gave it my full support. I hope stimulus funding can be used to support this important project.”

“We are grateful for the support Secure Energy has received from Members of the Missouri and Illinois Congressional Delegations,” said Secure Energy Co-Founder Jack Kenny. “These fourteen Members of the House and Senate have shown great leadership in urging the National Energy Technology Laboratory to consider this important grant application for Secure Energy’s coal gasification plant.”

Kenny further stated, “With its headquarters in Missouri and plant in Illinois, Secure Energy is creating high quality jobs through its cutting-edge gasification technology that will create American jobs with American coal. This project is ‘shovel-ready’ and will generate over three hundred construction jobs as well as hundreds of ancillary support jobs in coal mining and trucking. In addition, once the plant is complete, it plans to employ eighty-six full-time operations employees. Secure Energy stands ready to bring this alternative energy project that will foster our country’s energy independence to Illinois, but it needs the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s assistance to advance carbon capture technology. It is our hope that we can continue to work with the Missouri and Illinois Delegations as well as the National Energy Technology Laboratory to move this important project forward.”

Secure Energy, Inc. is a development company dedicated to helping secure America’s energy future through coal gasification technologies.

    Lars Scott
    Co-Managing Member
    Secure Energy, L.L.C.

SOURCE Secure Energy, Inc.

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