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N.Y. firm has energy-plant plans for Marion County

FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- A New York company wants to retrofit the old coal-fired Rivesville Power Station to run on synthetic gas and build a Fairmont plant to produce synthetic diesel from trash.

WBOY-TV says Allied Geo-Plasma Energy Services mainly works abroad but wants to expand U.S. operations.

Chairman Paul Muncy says Allied uses coal and other carbon-based feedstock to create what it calls syn-gas. He says it's wrong-headed to burn coal for power when up to 40,000 chemical products can be extracted from that coal through conversion.

Muncy claims he can retrofit old coal-fired plants to create co-generation plants that meet zero-emission standards.

He's also contemplating a municipal solid waste plant on 20 acres with river and barge access.

Allied faces legal and regulatory hurdles, but Muncy says he's got the money.




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