About Heartland Greenway

Heartland Greenway is a Navigator CO proposed carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) system that will provide biofuel producers and other industrial customers in five Midwest states with a long-term and cost-effective means to reduce their carbon footprint. Heartland Greenway will reach industrial customers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Operations are expected to be phased in early 2025.

The multi-faceted project will help customers finance and construct their carbon dioxide (CO) capture equipment; and safely transport the captured CO over a newly built 1,300-mile pipeline network to either: injection wells for permanent, geological storage, or terminal off-takes for commercial use.  Navigator’s project is one of the first large-scale, commercially viable carbon capture projects to be developed in the United States.

Once fully expanded, Heartland Greenway will have the ability to capture and store 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

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About Navigator CO2

Omaha-based Navigator CO₂ is pioneering a path to sustainable carbon solutions, while maximizing value for all stakeholders in the new carbon economy. The company specializes in CCUS, and the management team has safely constructed and operated over 1,300 miles of new infrastructure since 2012.

Navigator CO₂ is dedicated to being a responsible operator by prioritizing safety and supporting the communities in which we operate. The company builds and operates its projects to meet or exceed safety requirements, while minimizing the collective impact to the environment, landowners, and public during construction and ongoing operations.