Summit Carbon Solutions awards contracts on "world's largest" CCUS project

Aug 25 2021

The awards have advanced the $4.5 billion Midwest Carbon Express project towards its commissioning date in 2024.

Summit has awarded contracts and deployed Contract Land Staff (CLS) and TRC Companies (TRC) to provide field services and lead right-of-way acquisition efforts across the five-state footprint. CLS and TRC provide Summit with decades of experience in managing landowner relationships.

Additionally, Summit has awarded contracts to EXP, Merjent, and Perennial Environmental Services (Perennial) to lead the environmental survey and permitting efforts throughout project development.  Merjent and Perennial will lead the boots-on-the-ground efforts while EXP will provide overall project coordination and oversight.  EXP, Merjent and Perennial bring a full suite of environmental services and dedicated teams of biologists, scientists, cultural resources specialists, and environmental professionals with a keen focus on achieving environmental compliance.

A $4.5 billion investment, the Midwest Carbon Express project is expected to be the single largest carbon capture and storage project in the world. By connecting more than 30 ethanol facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, this infrastructure investment will be capable of safely capturing and permanently storing 12 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. 

"As a leader in decarbonizing more than 30 biofuel producers and increasing the sustainability of the agriculture industry, Summit Carbon Solutions will drive economic growth in communities across the Midwest and help create long-term value for all Midwestern farmers," said Jimmy Powell, Chief Operating Officer of Summit Carbon Solutions.  "During the selection process, we prioritized firms that best fit our culture and those aligned with our vision to ensure all stakeholders are treated fairly and the land and environment will be as good or better after our project is operating."

Summit Carbon Solutions seeks to lower greenhouse gas emissions by connecting industrial emitters via strategic infrastructure to store carbon dioxide safely and permanently in the Midwestern United States. 

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