Iowa Utilities Board: 

My name is Dave Sovereign, and I am the chair of the board of directors for Golden Grain Energy in Mason City and the president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). Summit Carbon Solutions is a vital partner for our state’s ethanol plants and agriculture industry. 

By utilizing Summit’s carbon capture technology, our ethanol-producing facilities can make biofuel with a net-zero carbon intensity score. The ability to do this is becoming more critical in every passing year. As we continue to field requests for low-carbon fuel from our marketers, Summit offers ethanol an opportunity that cannot be passed up, especially if producers want to secure their viability over the next decade. 

Given what is at stake, I kindly urge the board to approve Summit’s project for the sake of ethanol and agriculture – two industries that Iowans rely heavily on for economic prosperity and quality of life.

Dave Sovereign
President, American Coalition of Ethanol Chairman,
Board of Directors, Golden Grain Energy