Heartland Greenway project would capture and store carbon from ethanol and fertilizer plants

Heartland Greenway project would capture and store carbon from ethanol and fertilizer plants

A first-of-its-kind carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to transfer carbon emissions from ethanol and fertilizer plants to underground storage has been proposed in the Midwest.

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson is vice president of government and public affairs for Navigator CO2 Ventures, the creator of the Heartland Greenway Project. She tells Brownfield the project will serve as an avenue for processors to reach environmental benchmarks.

“A facility that institutes carbon capture and storage has the potential to reduce carbon intensity by 50%, so this type of technology is going to be what helps them make substantial progress toward meeting those benchmarks.”

Map of proposed Heartland Greenway Pipeline

The 1300-mile pipeline would run across the state of Iowa, parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, ending with storage in central Illinois and connecting with about 20 ethanol producers and fertilizer processors along the way.

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