Canada's Alberta province will invest nearly $300 million in the construction of a coal-gasification plant, which will use a "deep, unmineable 'stranded coal' seam" as its energy source, according to the provincial government. Construction of the $1.57 billion project will begin in 2013, and will generate 300 megawatts of electricity once it becomes operational, according to Swan Hill Synfuels. "This project, with the carbon capture and storage, clearly will meet, if not exceed [federal emissions] standards," Energy Minister Ron Liepert said.

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