Winning Over Farmers is Key to Success: Update on two carbon dioxide pipelines

The executive behind the building of the world’s largest carbon dioxide pipeline promises to treat farmers better than previous developers.

The CEO of Summit Carbon Solutions says that winning over farmers is key to the success of the $5.5 billion dollar pipeline. Landowners have been concerned with the construction due to damage from past projects, but the company says it will boost ethanol and corn production while helping President Biden’s plans to reduce climate change.

Another pipeline is not having as much success.

The Iowa Utilities Board has rejected a request to meet about the Navigator Carbon Dioxide Pipeline permit process. The board does not plan to adopt the tentative proposed schedule of the system to transport captured carbon dioxide away from ethanol plants and other facilities.

The company wants a decision on the pipeline by October of next year.

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