Summit Carbon Solutions reported Dec. 13 it has secured easement agreements accounting for 85 percent of its proposed pipeline route across Greene County. Across Iowa, 61 percent of the needed easements have been secured.

“Summit Carbon Solutions was formed to open new economic opportunities for ethanol producers and to strengthen the ag economy that is so critical to families and communities across the Midwest,” Summit Carbon Solutions CEO Lee Blank said in a prepared press release. “Securing thousands of easement agreements project-wide, including 85 percent of the proposed route in Greene County, demonstrates the significant momentum behind our project and the growing recognition that carbon capture, transportation and storage projects will create jobs, improve environmental outcomes, and generate new sources of revenue for local communities.” 

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