Navigator CO2 – a developer of carbon capture and storage infrastructure across the US, announced on May 23rd it signed an agreement with Puro.earth – the world’s leading carbon crediting platform for engineered carbon removal, to validate and certify Navigator’s carbon dioxide removal (CDR) credits from the Heartland Greenway CCUS project.
Heartland Greenway is proposed by Navigator CO2, a carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) system that will capture the emissions from biofuel producers and other industrial customers in five Midwest states.
A newly built 1,300-mile pipeline network will transport the CO2 and either inject it for permanent, geological storage or send it for commercial use. Once fully expanded, Heartland Greenway will have the ability to capture and store 15 million metric tons of CO2 every year.
The Puro.earth’s Standard will certify Navigator’s activities as carbon net-negative. The capacity of the Heartland Greenway project to remove CO2 from the atmosphere will also be independently verified through a comprehensive lifecycle assessment.
The Puro Standard is the first crediting program certifying durable carbon removal with a storage time of 100+ years to obtain endorsement by the ICROA.
“The scale of the Heartland Greenway project is very significant to the whole carbon removal market as it raises the supply by an order of magnitude. These large-scale projects deliver efficiency gains across the value chain that will enable more companies to use carbon removal credits as part of their net zero goals. By applying scientific rigor to measuring, reporting and verification of the CDR credits, we can unlock the full potential of carbon capture and removal technologies and help create a more sustainable future,” commented on the Navigator CO2 development Antti Vihavainen, CEO of Puro.earth.