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IUB Holds Northeast Iowa Carbon Pipeline Public Hearings

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) is hosting a series of public hearings this week on behalf of a company looking to build a carbon capture pipeline starting in northeast Iowa.

Navigator CO2 Ventures wants one branch of its Heartland Greenway pipeline to start with the Big River United Energy ethanol plant in Dyersville and build west to POET bioprocessing ethanol plants in Fairbank and in Shell Rock. Navigator is also planning to build a branch starting with the Valero Renewables ethanol plant near Charles City and the IUB held a public hearing in Floyd County back in January. 

Tuesday, the IUB and Heartland Greenway representatives will conduct public meetings for landowners in Fayette County at the Oelwein Coliseum in Oelwein from noon to 3 p.m. and in Bremer County The Centre Hall in Waverly from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Wednesday hearings are slated for Butler County at the Greene Community Center in Greene from noon to 3 p.m. and for Hardin County from 6 to 9 p.m. in the ECC Agriculture Renewable Energy Center in Iowa Falls.

Carbon pipeline public hearings were held for landowners in Delaware and Buchanan counties Monday. 

Meanwhile, Summit Carbon Solutions is also looking to build a carbon pipeline through north Iowa with its easternmost starting point with the Homeland Energy Solutions ethanol plant between Lawler and New Hampton. Its Midwest Carbon Express would then go west through Chickasaw, Floyd and Cerro Gordo counties among others.

Mark Pitz

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