Meetings to discuss proposed carbon capture pipeline in Iowa scheduled for this week

Project developers plan to build carbon capture pipelines connecting dozens of Midwestern...
Project developers plan to build carbon capture pipelines connecting dozens of Midwestern ethanol refineries, such as this one in Chancellor, South Dakota, shown on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Corn absorbs the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but the process of fermenting it into ethanol releases carbon dioxide emissions. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)(Stephen Groves | AP)
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 9:27 AM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Midwest-based Navigator Heartland Greenway, LLC, has filed a request with the Iowa Utilities Board to hold meetings to talk about its proposed carbon capture pipeline that would cut across Iowa and through southeast Iowa.

A total of 36 Iowa counties would be touched by the project including Wapello, Jefferson, and Van Buren Counties.

The pipeline is proposed to span approximately 1,300 miles across five states, including Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Navigator’s pipeline system would capture carbon dioxide at local facilities, convert it to liquid form, and transfer the liquefied carbon dioxide to a permanent underground sequestration site in Illinois.

The proposed project is classified as a hazardous liquid pipeline.

Here’s a look at the scheduled meetings in our area.

  • Van Buren County: December 9, Noon – Bonaparte Opera House, 614 First St., Bonaparte, Iowa.
  • Jefferson County: December 9, 6 p.m. – The Walton Club, 2265 Walton Lake Road, Fairfield, Iowa.
  • Wapello County: December 10, Noon – Bridge View Center (conference rooms), 102 Church Street, Ottumwa, Iowa.

For more information about hazardous liquid pipelines, visit the IUB’s Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Permits webpage.

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