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Summit Adds Another North Iowa Ethanol Plant to Carbon Pipeline Project

Summit Carbon Solutions has added another north Iowa ethanol plant to its proposed carbon capture pipeline project.

Summit has announced a new partnership with Absolute Energy in Saint Ansgar, which began operations in 2008 and produces approximately 130 million gallons per year of ethanol. It’s the latest plant to join Summit’s Midwest Carbon Express, which also includes the Homeland Energy Solutions ethanol plant between Lawler and New Hampton as its easternmost starting point. If approved, construction would take the pipeline west through Chickasaw, Floyd and Cerro Gordo counties among others.

Lee Blank, CEO of Summit Carbon Solutions said, “Absolute Energy shares our aspiration to fortify the long-term sustainability and prosperity of U.S. agriculture by championing a decarbonized supply chain for their ethanol. Their relentless pursuit of excellence, high yields, and operational efficiency aligns precisely with our mission.” 

 Rick Schwarck, CEO of Absolute Energy, said, “It fills us with a sense of purpose and satisfaction to team up with Summit on this critical mission of carbon capture and storage.  The strategic placement of our Absolute Energy facility in Saint Ansgar, coupled with our earnest endeavor to curtail greenhouse gas emissions, finds a parallel mission with Summit Carbon Solutions. We eagerly anticipate joining forces with Summit to meet our environmental sustainability goals.” 

Summit’s carbon capture pipeline project extends through Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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