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Lake County Commission hears about carbon capture and storage project

A group is planning to develop a new carbon capture and storage project in five midwest states.  The project, called Midwest Carbon Express, will capture carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted into the atmosphere from biorefineries, such as ethanol plants.  There are seven plants in the state, including the Dakota Ethanol plant near Wentworth.  Dan Lederman with Summit Carbon Solutions met with Lake County Commissioners this week to explain more about the project.

Lederman said that this process will reduce the carbon intensity in ethanol produced.

Lederman told Lake County Commissioners that Summit Carbon Solutions hopes to have Midwest Carbon Express be the largest carbon capture and storage pipeline project in the world.  

Lederman said they hope to have maps completed for the project soon and then will hold meetings with landowners in communities like Madison, Tea, Aberdeen, and Redfield.  He said the project will need a number of different permits and hope to start the permitting process next year with building to start in 2023. 

More information on Summit Carbon Solutions and its pipeline project can be found here.

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