Chart Industries and Wolf Carbon Solutions are looking to slash emissions in the Midwest US, with the deployment of cryogenic capture technology along a proposed carbon pipeline system running from Iowa to Illinois.

The duo today (29th July) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the effort that will support refineries, cement, steel and petrochemical players to capture, transport and sequester CO2 emissions from industrial facilities.

In order to do this, Chart’s Sustainable Energy Solutions technology will be deployed at a number of agreed ‘host sites’. Emitted CO2 will then be captured by the technology and then permanently sequestered in Wolf Carbon Solutions’ Mt. Simon Hub pipeline.

Jill Evanko, President and CEO of Chart Industries, said, “The partnership between Wolf Carbon Solutions and Chart is a meaningful step forward for improving the carbon footprint of the Midwest US.”

“The carbon capture and storage projects being jointly developed will help facility owners and operators reach their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, in particularly hard to abate industries.”

Although currently proposed to run between Iowa and Illinois, it is hoped the Mt. Simon Hub pipeline could be extended north toward Chicago and east into Indiana and the Ohio River Valley.

David Schmunk, President of Wolf Carbon Solutions, said, “Wolf is excited to partner with Chart, an established global cryogenic engineering and manufacturing company and leader in carbon capture technology.”

“Wolf’s infrastructure and Chart’s technology bring a complementary, unmatched service offering to accelerate the decarbonization needs of the industrial Midwest US.”