Heartland Greenway developer reviews CO2 pipeline route in Iowa
A carbon capture company is asking Iowa regulators to put a "hold" on its application to build a pipeline.
On Friday, Navigator Heartland Greenway filed the request with the Iowa Utilities Board. It also asked the board to cancel an October 9th scheduling conference.
The Heartland Greenway project includes the capture, transport, and storage of emissions from facilities in five states, including Iowa and Illinois. One leg of the pipeline would collect CO2 from an ethanol plant in Galva. And it would cross the Mississippi River north of Keokuk.
In asking the Iowa regulators to "pause" its application, Navigator says it's reviewing the proposed pipeline route in Iowa. And it wants to wait for a decision next winter on its permit application before the Illinois Commerce Commission.
The Illinois agency will hold evidentiary hearings on the Heartland Greenway proposal October 17th through the 19th in Springfield. (Here are the details from the ICC website:
https://illinois.webex.com/meet/leslie.haynes Access code: 804 305 489 Or join by phone: +1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago) or +1-415-655-0002 US Toll.)