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Heartland Greenway

Our system will provide biofuel producers and other rural industrial processors in five Midwest states with a long-term and cost-effective means to reduce their carbon footprint.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Once fully expanded, Heartland Greenway will have the ability to capture and store approximately 15 million metric tons of CO2 every year: that is equivalent annually to the emissions from approximately 3.2 million cars driven, CO2 sequestered by 18.3 million acres of US forest, or eliminating the carbon footprint of the Des Moines metro area 3 times over.
*Source: United States EPA - Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

Retaining Value Here in the Heartland

Agriculture has always been the heart and soul of the Midwest. As we continue to discover innovative ways to support our agricultural community and families across the Midwest, we can see carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is a clear path to the future. CCUS will help support our biofuels industries by allowing them to reduce their negative environmental effects which will open more markets for their product both here in the United States and overseas. Utilizing CCUS will provide longevity for biofuel production that will create a positive economic impact for farmers supplying corn and soybeans to the facilities along Heartland Greenway. This will create major economic benefits right here at home for our Midwest communities and families for decades to come.

Capturing Carbon Benefits All of Us

Community Benefits

By reducing the carbon footprint of Midwestern biofuels, Heartland Greenway will help expand the market potential for corn-based ethanol by reducing its GHG profile.

Economic Benefits

Construction of the Heartland Greenway will positively impact domestic manufacturing and generate jobs and economic growth across five Midwestern states.

Environmental Benefits

This capture and transport project is a forward-thinking, scalable infrastructure investment that will reduce carbon intensity and further the goal of carbon neutrality.

Heartland Greenway is one of the first large-scale, commercially viable carbon capture projects to be developed in the United States.