Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC announced today that it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system, the Heartland Greenway. Based upon the substantial market reception for the project, Navigator is evaluating multiple opportunities to expand the pipeline’s available capacity and add service offerings for the benefit of its current and future customers, the Dallas, Texas-based company said in a press release. Having reached the initial approval phase, Navigator has begun the process to obtain all the necessary permits to construct the Heartland Greenway and start initial system commissioning during late 2024 and into early 2025. The Heartland Greenway’s first phase is projected to begin initial service in early 2025 and span approximately 1,300 miles across five Midwest states to nearly 20 receipt points. The project’s initial phase would cross Iowa diagonally from its northwest to southeast corners to serve biofuel producers and fertilizer facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Illinois. Carbon captured through the project would be stored in an underground facility in Illinois. The company said it will hold a series of public meetings across the project’s footprint in late 2021 and early 2022. An article explaining the project from Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network can be found at this link.