Heartland Greenway will provide carbon capture, transportation and storage services for Siouxland Ethanol as part of its carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline project, which hopes to eventually capture and sequester 15 million metric tonnes of CO2 annually in Midwest US.

The duo today (23rd March) inked an agreement for the effort that will see Navigator capture, transport and store up to 235,000 metric tonnes of Siouxland’s CO2 per year. Based in Jackson, Siouxland is an ethanol plant operator.

Siouxland is just one of many industrial processing plants in the Midwest that Navigator hopes to partner with as it looks to encourage a more sustainable approach to businesses and aid in the reduction of carbon footprints through Heartland Greenway and its related carbon handling offerings.

Matt Vining, CEO of Navigator, said, “As one of the best-in-class ethanol biorefining operators, we are excited to be working with Siouxland on a comprehensive carbon handling solution.”

“The provided services will create a day-one economic benefit to the facility and surrounding community, while abating almost 100% of Siouxland’s greenhouse gas emissions.”

Vining continued, “The agreements in place with Siouxland and other industrial emitters of CO2 are a testament to the broad commitment by industry to decarbonize, and we couldn’t be prouder to play a role in that evolution. We look forward to the long-term partnership with Nick and his team as we continue expansion of Heartland Greenway.”

Nick Bowdish, President and CEO of Siouxland Ethanol, added, “Siouxland Ethanol has been a leader in producing low carbon ethanol since its inception. Whether it be actively capturing methane from the neighbouring landfill and using it to create process steam for the plant or installing the very first dryer exhaust energy recovery system, our company is a living example of how to provide real solutions to our transportation needs that both lower the carbon footprint and are readily available at scale today. This agreement with Navigator takes our commitment to provide clean octane and increases it exponentially.”