A carbon capture pipeline that would help de-carbonize the U.S. ethanol industry continues to advance.
Summit Carbon Solutions CEO Lee Blank tells Brownfield a lot has to happen to get the project operational next year and one of the biggest challenges of the project has been education.
“The ethanol industry was a change in agriculture in the mid-2000s,” says Blank. “This is just the next natural step change for agriculture to allow the products coming out of the ethanol industry to meet certain carbon intensity scores to hit markets that will drive additional economics back to the farm gate.”
Once completed, the Summit Carbon Pipeline will capture carbon dioxide from more than 30 ethanol plants across five states including Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota, to be stored in North Dakota.