By Katie Copple, Siouxland News

April 26, 2023

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Driving across the upper Midwest, it is farm fields as far as the eye can see. Maybe that’s why they call this the corn belt. Now, two companies want to build carboxn capture pipelines across these same farm fields. Pipelines that they say are necessary to keep the ethanol industry alive.

Kelly Nieuwenhuis is a farmer in northwest Iowa. It’s his 40th year in the fields. He’s signed on to have the two pipelines installed through his farmland.

“It’s critical that we get the projects done and ensures the long-term viability and put that certainty behind the biofuels industry,” Nieuwenhuis, who is also heavily involved in the ethanol industry, told me on a visit to his farm this winter.

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