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Floyd County Supervisors Get Update on Carbon Pipeline Project

Representatives for a company looking to build a carbon capture pipeline through Floyd County provided an update this week to the Board of Supervisors.

Summit Carbon Solutions wants to build its Midwest Carbon Express pipeline to transfer carbon dioxide (CO2) in liquid form across north Iowa to an underground storage facility in North Dakota. Floyd County is included in the path of the pipeline, if Summit’s application is approved by the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB).

The company says getting landowners to agree to voluntary easements is preferred to utilizing eminent domain from the IUB to construct the pipeline. Summit’s Paul Phillips told Floyd County supervisors that they continue to negotiate voluntary easements.

Phillips also outlined the revenue that could be generated for Floyd County over the next 25 years.

The IUB is not expected to rule on Summit’s permit until early 2023. If approved, Phillips says the company could begin construction next summer, with the Homeland Energy Solutions ethanol plant between New Hampton and Lawler as its easternmost starting point.

 

Mark Pitz

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