Former South Dakota Ag Secretary believes co2 pipelines is needed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(KELO)- He believes it’s critical to South Dakota’s ethanol industry.

Former state Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones is working to promote carbon capture pipelines.

He says creating sustainable, low-carbon ethanol for the airline industry could more than triple the demand for ethanol.

Bones says it won’t happen without the carbon capture pipelines.

They’re needed to transport liquefied carbon dioxide to North Dakota so the CO2 can be stored underground.

Carbon Capture pipelines are sure to be among the most difficult issues the South Dakota Legislature will address this year.

Supporters want to meet the demand for sustainable, low-carbon airline fuel the pipelines would provide.

Former State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says using pipelines to ship liquified Carbon Dioxide to North Dakota is the only way to access the market.

On the other side of the dispute are landowners who say their property rights are being violated by running pipelines through their property.