Harvestone Starts CO2 Injection

Harvestone Low Carbon Partners Begins CO2 Injection in ND

OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- Harvestone Low Carbon Partners, a portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners, announced it has commenced carbon dioxide injection as a part of its Blue Flint Ethanol carbon capture and storage project facility near Underwood, North Dakota.

The Blue Flint facility began active CO2 injection in October after receiving final approval from the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. Blue Flint is the first facility in the United States to begin activity capturing and injecting CO2 after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.

The Blue Flint Ethanol plant produces more than 200,000 metric tons (mmt) per year of CO2 as a byproduct of the fermentation process. Using CCS, Blue Flint is capturing 100% of its CO2 emissions from the fermentation process and is injecting approximately 600 mmt of CO2 per day. The CO2 is permanently stored underground about 1 mile below the surface in the Broom Creek formation.

"We are excited to reach this milestone in our larger initiative called Vision Carbon ZERO, a multi-phased approach to reducing our fuel's carbon intensity to zero," said Harvestone CEO Jeff Zueger. "This project is a significant step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a steady market for North Dakota as we build a renewable, and sustainable energy future."