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30 biorefineries join carbon capture/storage project

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Summit Carbon Solutions is to further develop the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project for biorefineries from across the midwestern US to permanent geologic storage sites in North Dakota.
In two months since the formal launch announcement in February 2021, Summit Carbon Solutions has expanded relationships across the biorefining industry resulting in the addition of 12 biorefineries to its network, bringing the current total to 30.
The new biorefinery additions will extend its network of CO2 sources deeper into Iowa and Minnesota and will broaden its reach with its first commitments from CO2 sources in Nebraska.
The expansion into Nebraska will be supported by Green Plains, Husker Ag, and Louis Dreyfus Company, which will supply CO2 from their facilities.
We are pleased to welcome more forward-thinking biorefiners into the project,” said Bruce Rastetter, CEO of Summit Agricultural Group, the project developer.
“Carbon capture and storage will be transformative for the industry and we could not be more excited to play a role in the development. While our current partners are all biorefiners, we are in active discussions with other industrial emitters in the Midwest.
“This will be an inclusive project with a variety of stakeholders that will allow other emitters to achieve carbon reduction goals.”
“Biorefining and agriculture are vital to Nebraska’s economy,” said Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska. “By partnering with Summit Carbon Solutions, Nebraska biorefiners will greatly accelerate their efforts to produce a net zero carbon fuel, while at the same time bolstering the agricultural producers they serve and the local economies they support.
“I look forward to seeing this project take shape and seeing the impact it will have on Nebraska.”