Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, GHG Emissions - January 14, 2022
ADM Decarbonizes With New Pipeline
ADM, a nutrition and agricultural origination and processing company, announced it signed a letter of intent to pave the pathway toward further decarbonization of ADM’s footprint via the construction of a pipeline.
The pipeline is developed, owned, and operated by Wolf Carbon Solutions and will allow for the capture, compression, and transportation of carbon dioxide produced at ADM’s Clinton and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facilities.
The 350-mile steel trunk line will be capable of transporting 12 million tons of CO2 per year. The pipeline will offer dedicated capacity to transport CO2 from ADM’s ethanol and cogeneration facilities in Clinton and Cedar Rapids to be stored permanently underground at ADM’s fully permitted and already-operational sequestration site in Decatur, Illinois. The pipeline would have significant spare capacity to serve other third-party customers looking to decarbonize across the Midwest and Ohio River Valley.
“This partnership is an excellent example of industries working together to decarbonize and deliver upon their ESG strategies and commitments,” said David Schmunk, President, Wolf Carbon Solutions in a statement. “Our organizations offer a great combination of complementary skills and experience — ADM with more than 10 years of experience owning and operating CO2 sequestration wells, and the Wolf Carbon Solutions team with expertise in owning and operating carbon capture facilities and pipeline transportation systems, including North America’s largest third-party CO2 pipeline in Alberta, Canada. We are delighted to share our expertise to further the effort to develop low carbon fuels in the U.S.”