Dear Members of the Iowa Utilities Board, 

I write to express my strong support for the ethanol industry and the ongoing efforts in carbon capture projects, specifically the project proposed by Summit Carbon Solutions. These initiatives are crucial for enhancing the environmental performance of the industry. 

Ethanol, as a renewable energy source, plays a pivotal role in our state’s economy. By investing in carbon capture projects, we can bolster the sustainability and competitiveness of Iowa’s ethanol sector. 

As a grain merchandiser for Gold-Eagle Coop, who supplies corn to CORN, LP, I believe that supporting such innovative initiatives will benefit not only the ethanol industry but also the local corn market, rural economies, and land prices. Many ethanol facilities in Iowa will secure their future in the renewable energy space with project like this. I encourage the Iowa Utilities Board to continue fostering these vital efforts. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

Elizabeth McOllough