Navigator CO2 Ventures is planning to build a pipeline across Iowa to transport captured carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas Navigator will start hosting meetings this week.
A fertilizer manufacturer, located in Wever between Burlington and Fort Madison in southeast Iowa, will use the pipeline to transport up to 1.13 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. Navigator plans to liquefy the greenhouse gas so it can be transported through the pipeline to a sequestration site in Illinois for permanent underground storage.
The Heartland Greenway Pipeline would reach into Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota as well as Iowa and Illinois.
Navigator wants to build roughly 900 miles of pipeline across 36 counties in Iowa. The company has begun the process to get a permit from the Iowa Utilities Board to build the hazardous liquid pipeline.
“Project meetings are the first step in the process,” Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, the vice president of government affairs and public affairs for Texas-based company Navigator CO₂ Ventures. Navigator will hold a public information meeting in each of the counties where the pipeline would be built.