Summit Carbon Solutions meets the public again for discussions over the planned carbon capture pipeline. There is a meeting with landowners set for Thursday, April 7 in Casselton, North Dakota from 7 to 9 pm at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
The Tharaldson Ethanol at Casselton is one of 31 ethanol plants that would connect to a carbon capture pipeline being planned by Summit Carbon Solutions. The agenda for the meeting includes safety concerns for the hazardous material, organizing strategy, and legal options regarding the carbon capture pipeline.
Brian Jorde – an attorney with Domina Law in Nebraska, representing landowners concerned about the controversial pipeline will be joining the meeting by Zoom.
Apart from convincing the public, Summit will also need to file for permits with the North Dakota Public Service Commission for the pipeline and the North Dakota Industrial Commission for the storage site. The company operator plans to start construction in 2023 and have the pipeline online in 2024.
According to Summit, the sequestration project will lower the carbon footprint of the 31 ethanol plants, planned to take part in the project, by half. The main pipeline is 2000 miles long and would run from Iowa through eastern South Dakota, into North Dakota with underground CO2 sequestration northwest of Bismarck.
The company’s plan, for now, is to acquire enough land necessary for the pipeline route via voluntary easements. Explaining the landowners the pipeline’s safety is another priority for the company.