Iowa Utilities Board
1375 E Court Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 

Dear members of the Iowa Utilities Board, 

On behalf of the Iowa Conservative Energy Forum, I write in support of Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon sequestration project. Iowa Conservative Energy Forum (ICEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for clean, affordable, and reliable energy statewide. We promote clean energy and waste reduction to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and protect and responsibly use our natural resources while improving energy reliability. 

ICEF takes an “all of the above” energy approach and believes that ethanol is an indispensable piece of that puzzle here in Iowa. With so much of Iowa’s corn crop going to ethanol each year, our economy depends on the ability to ensure this hypercritical industry remains viable for the long term. Businesses and industries across the country have taken it upon themselves to decarbonize, and now ethanol would like to follow suit. Summit’s carbon sequestration project is a significant step forward in that process. 

Special interests love to spread false narratives about carbon sequestration, mainly because they want to see the end of agriculture and ethanol as we know it. Pipelines are the safest way to transport materials and produce fewer emissions than trains and rail, which are traditionally alternative ways to move products. In addition, Summit Carbon Solutions continues to go above and beyond to prioritize safety. 

This project is about preserving ethanol and agriculture while also decarbonizing an entire industry. Clean energy is the future and something Iowa has championed for decades. ICEF urges the board to recognize these benefits and support Summit Carbon Solutions’ initiative. 

Sincerely, 

Nick Boeyink
Executive Director
Iowa Conservative Energy Forum