Minneapolis, April 6 - Carbon capture and storage solutions provider, Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome Navigator CO2 Ventures as our latest member,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director at Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
Navigator CO2 Ventures is a company developed and managed by the Navigator Energy Services management team. Founded in 2012, the management team has safely constructed and operated over 1,300 miles of midstream infrastructure.
The company is currently developing a carbon capture and sequestration system, Heartland Greenway, that will provide ethanol producers and other industrial emitters long-term and cost-effective solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.
“Our system will capture carbon from ethanol producers that is emitted during the manufacturing process, liquefy it, and transport it via pipeline to be safely and permanently stored underground,” said Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, VP of Government and Public Affairs at Navigator CO2 Ventures.
She said the carbon capture and storage system will have a project footprint that will cross Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
The project comprises of a 1,300-mile liquid-CO2 pipeline with permanent storage in Illinois. In Minnesota, the pipeline will go through Martin County at the state’s southern border.
“We are excited to join forces with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association in advancing its mission to support the renewable fuels industry in Minnesota. The association’s reputation along with its vast network of ethanol producers will be a valuable partnership as we collectively put forward economic means of reducing the carbon footprint of homegrown biofuels and enable producers to create a green fuel in an increasingly greener fashion,” said Burns-Thompson.
Learn more about Navigator CO2 Ventures here.
Picture caption: The Heartland Greenway carbon capture and sequestration system.