Minneapolis, Dec 20 – Carbon capture, transportation and storage provider, Summit Carbon Solutions, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) as a vendor member.

“Summit Carbon Solutions is helping create new economic and environmental opportunities for the ethanol industry. We are glad to welcome them as our newest member. MN Bio-Fuels is stronger because of the many agriculture and industry partners that are working with us on our common goals of lowering emissions and strengthening rural communities,” said Brian Werner, executive director at MN Bio-Fuels. 

Established in early 2021, Summit Carbon Solutions is partnering with 32 ethanol plants across five states in the Midwest to develop the largest carbon capture, transportation and storage project in the world. The five states are Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

The project aims to capture and compress carbon dioxide from these ethanol plants and channel it to deep underground storage locations in North Dakota where it will be permanently stored. 

In Minnesota, Summit Carbon Solutions has signed long-term agreements with Granite Falls Energy, Highwater Ethanol, Heron Lake Bioenergy, Bushmills Ethanol and the Green Plains plants in Fergus Falls and Fairmont. 

Scott O’Konek, Minnesota Project Manager at Summit Carbon Solutions, said the project will create jobs, improve environmental outcomes and drive growth in critical industries such as ethanol and agriculture. 

“Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to join the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association and work together to open new economic opportunities for ethanol producers and strengthen the agricultural marketplace for our farmers.” 

“These two industries, ethanol and agriculture, remain critical to the Minnesota economy and contribute billions of dollars annually to the state’s GDP. The partnership between Summit and the Bio-Fuels Association will help ensure these industries remain strong long-term,” he said.

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Picture caption: Summit Carbon Solutions’ project footprint

Learn more about Summit Carbon Solutions here.

Learn about the partnership between Summit Carbon Solutions and Highwater Ethanol here


Summit Carbon Solutions is driving the future of agriculture by expanding economic opportunities for ethanol producers, strengthening the marketplace for Midwest-based farmers, and creating jobs. In developing the largest carbon capture and storage project in the world, the company seeks to lower greenhouse gas emissions by connecting industrial facilities via strategic infrastructure to store carbon dioxide safely and permanently in the Midwestern United States. For more information, visit: www.SummitCarbonSolutions.com.