Partnership will dispose of ammonia plant’s emissions

BISMARCK (AP) — A pipeline operator that plans to transport carbon dioxide to North Dakota for disposal will partner with an ammonia plant developer to pick up its emissions from a Grand Forks facility.

Pipeline developer Summit Carbon Solutions and ammonia plant developer Northern Plains Nitrogen announced the partnership this week, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Northern Plains Nitrogen’s plant will supply low-carbon, nitrogen-based fertilizer products to farmers in the northern United States and Canada. The company expects to annually capture 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.

“By partnering with Summit Carbon Solutions to capture, transport and permanently store carbon dioxide, we will further reduce the carbon intensity of our products,” CEO Don Pottinger said in a statement.

Summit plans to inject the ammonia plant’s emissions into rocks deep underground in Oliver and Mercer counties where its pipeline system will end. The system would primarily transport carbon emissions from ethanol plants across the region. The company is planning a large system that would extend 2,000 miles across five states, including the Dakotas.

The ammonia plant has been in the works for years. Northern Plains has acquired a site and the permits needed to begin construction, according to its statement.


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