ADM signs CO2 pipeline deal to capture, store ethanol plant emissions



via Yahoo - January 11, 2022


CHICAGO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Archer-Daniels-Midland Co said Tuesday it had signed a letter of intent with Wolf Carbon Solutions to build a pipeline that would capture and transport carbon dioxide produced at ADM's ethanol facilities at Clinton and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


The pipeline is the latest move by agriculture and energy companies to reduce emissions of planet-warming carbon and would test carbon capture technology, a potentially powerful tool to fight climate change that is relatively new and unproven.


ADM said the 350-mile steel pipeline, capable of transporting 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, would support its decarbonization goals.


The pipeline will be built, owned and operated by Wolf Carbon Solutions and the project does not require any capital investment from ADM, said ADM spokeswoman Jackie Anderson.


Rather than being released into the atmosphere, the carbon would be stored underground at a sequestration site in Decatur, Illinois, where ADM has been burying emissions for more than a decade. Two ADM-led projects have stored around 3.5 million tonnes to date...