HLCP begins CO2 injection at North Dakota ethanol plant


Carbon dioxide (CO2) injection has begun at Harvestone Low Carbon Partners’ (HLCP’s) Blue Flint ethanol carbon capture and storage (CCS) project facility near Underwood, North Dakota.

The site is believed to be the first of its kind in the US to begin actively capturing and injecting CO2 after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden in August 2022.

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When fully operational, the Blue Flint ethanol plant produces more than 200,000 metric tonnes of CO2 a year, as a by-product of the fermentation process. 100% of its CO2 emissions come from the fermentation process and will permanently sequester around 600 metric tonnes of CO2 per day.

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