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Photos: Summit Carbon Solutions meeting in Sacred Heart

Summit Carbon Solutions, joined by Granite Falls Energy, hosted meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant to North Dakota. The plant is among 31 ethanol plants in five states that are part of the proposed, $4.5 billion project.

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Summit Carbon Solutions is hosting a third round of meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to North Dakota for sequestration. The meetings feature one-on-one discussions between landowners and land agents for the company. Sacred Heart was the site for this meeting on April 7, 2022.
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Summit Carbon Solutions is in a third round of meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from ethanol plants to North Dakota for sequestration. Sacred Heart was the site for this meeting on April 7, 2022.

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The proposed route in Yellow Medicine County is nearly 14 miles.
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Summit Carbon Solutions, joined by Granite Falls Energy, hosted meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant to North Dakota. The plant is among 31 ethanol plants in five states that are part of the proposed $4.5 billion project.

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The proposed route in Renville County is 8.81 miles.
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The proposed route in Redwood County.
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Jeffrey Oestmann, CEO of Granite Falls Energy and Heron Lake Energy, told landowners attending a Summit Carbon Solutions meeting in Sacred Heart on April 7, 2022, that the proposed carbon dioxide pipeline is necessary for the long-term economic viability of ethanol plants. It will provide access to the low-carbon market. Plants without the ability to improve their carbon score will not be able to compete against those that are able to do so, he said.
Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune
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Chris Hill, director of environment and permitting for Summit Carbon Solutions, outlined the proposed $4.5 billion pipeline project to landowners at a meeting in Sacred Heart on April 7, 2022.
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Chris Hill, director of environment and permitting for Summit Carbon Solutions, second from right, visits with attendees at the company's meeting for landowners in Sacred Heart on April 7, 2022.
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Chris Hill, director of environment and permitting for Summit Carbon Solutions, in the foreground, and representatives for the company as well as Granite Falls Energy hosted a meeting in Sacred Heart on April 7, 2022. The meetings are held to begin negotiations with landowners for easements for the proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the Granite Falls Energy plant.
Tom Cherveny / West Central Tribune

Related Topics: CARBON CAPTURE
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoors reporter for the West Central Tribune.
He has been a reporter with the West Central Tribune since 1993.

Cherveny can be reached via email at tcherveny@wctrib.com or by phone at 320-214-4335.
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