The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) represents the nation’s fertilizer industry, including producers, importers, retailers, wholesalers, and companies that provide services to the fertilizer industry.

Corey Rosenbusch, CEO

Four more than four decades, Valero has been recognized as a best-in-class producer of fuels and products essential to modern life. 

Eric Honeyman, Vice President

Representing nearly 7,000 members, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) serves as the collective voice for Iowa corn farmers, advocating for agricultural issues at both the state and federal level.

Dennis Friest, President

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) was established in 1903 and represents over 1500 members in all 99 Iowa counties with over 330,000 employees. 

JD Davis, Vice President
Navigator CO/s Heartland Greenway operation will capture carbon emissions from over 30 ethanol facilities and transport them over a mile underground for permanent and safe storage.
Todd C. Maish, President and CEO

Since 2003, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) has served as an engine of innovation in the..

 
John Caupert, Executive Director
Since the 2009 plant acquisition, Valero has been committed to supporting the Albert City community. We are proud to sponsor our local Fire Departments, FFA Chapters, and County Fairs. In 2022 alone, we donated $75,000 to local charities, and our employees volunteered over 500 hours.
Andy Roberts, Albion Plant

Valero is committed to advancing the future of energy through innovation, ingenuity and unmatched execution. As the plant manager for Valero’s Lakota Ethanol Plant, I’m proud that Valero is investing in low-­carbon fuels projects, and working with Navigator CO2.

Kirk Jarvis, Lakota Plant

Navigator CO2’s Heartland Greenway plays a vital role in further reducing the carbon intensity of liquid fuels, specifically the 140 million gallons of ethanol produced here in Charles City. 

 
Chad Buffington, Charles City Plant

Since 2009, Valero has been committed to supporting Hartley and Northwest Iowa. We are proud to support the Hartley Fire Department, local backpack programs, and veterans’ agencies. 

 

Kraig Kruger, Hartley Plant

We are proud to have supported important local projects such as the emergency room renovation at Trinity Regional Medical Center, the Community Early Childhood Center, and the Webster County Sheriff’s K-9 program..

Troy K. Shaner, Fort Dodge Plant

Since the 2009 plant acquisition, Valero has been committed to supporting the Albert City community. We are proud to sponsor our local Fire Departments, FFA Chapters, and County Fairs.

Jeff Seier, Albert City Plant

We are proud to have recently invested over $17,000 to the Welcome Fire Department for grain rescue trailer equipment and $25,000 to EMPOWER­Martin County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition for their youth programs.

 

Nicole Gries, Welcome Plant

Since 2009, Valero has been committed to supporting the Brookings County area. We are proud to annually contribute $125,000 to local charities, such as Brookings Backpack, Brookings County Food Pantry, Brookings County Mentoring Youth Program, and local fire departments.

Brian Brinkman, Aurora Plant

On behalf of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) and our nearly 4,000 member companies and facilities across Illinois, I respectfully relay our full support for Navigator CO2’s Heartland Greenway project. 

Donovan Griffith, Senior Director
Over 60 percent of Iowa’s nation-leading corn crop goes to an ethanol plant to be processed into high-octane, low-cost fuel, corn oil, high-protein animal feed (known as distillers grains) and other high-value, low-carbon co-products.
Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

We are writing to express our firm support for the Navigator CO2 Ventures (hereinafter “Navigator”) Heartland Greenway pipeline project. The 1,300 miles-long carbon capture and sequestration pipeline will capture CO2 emissions from ethanol and fertilizer plants, liquify…

Samantha Groark, Director
Federal law and regulation impose comprehensive safety requirements on the construction and operation of CO2 pipelines. Congress in the Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Act of 1988 required the U.S.
Andrew Black, CEO

Navigator has put safety as a number one priority during their planning stages of the project and that is one of the reason’s they approached the IUOE as well as the Laborers, Pipefitters, and Teamsters from organized labor to build this. 

Joe Kramer, Pipeline Rep

Navigator has put safety as a number one priority during their planning stages of the project and that is one of the reasons they approached IBT, as well as the Laborers, Pipefitters and Operating Engineers from organized labor to build this.

Rick Bauer, Director

It has been truly impressive working with Navigator Heartland Greenway the past year. We have attended many of the hearings, met with development teams and received commitments from Navigator that the project will be built utilizing local tradesman and women. 

Dane Simpson, Director

We are pleased to partner with Navigator CO2 on the development of the critical transportation infrastructure, “Heartland Greenway,” that allows us to manage the CO2 emissions from our bioethanol production facilities.

David Zimmerman, CEO

In July 2021, RFA’s producer-members (ethanol plants) pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70% on average by 2030 and ensure ethanol achieves net-zero lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner. 

Renewable Fuels Association

On behalf of the 23 local unions and 30,000 men and women members of the Illinois Pipe Trades Association, we are writing to express our full support for the Navigator Heartland Greenway CCS project.

Rick Terven, Jr., Director

On behalf of the 23 local unions and 30,000 men and women members of the Illinois Pipe Trades Association, we are writing to express our full support for the Navigator Heartland Greenway CCS project.

Emily Skor, CEO

On behalf of the approximately 50,000 members of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO we wish to voice our support for the Navigator CO2 Ventures Heartland Greenway Pipeline project.

Charlie Wishman, President