Summit Carbon Solution submit their application to the Public Utilities Commission

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- Summit Carbon Solutions has submitted their full application to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, while at the same time continuing to work on landowner access and easements for their carbon dioxide pipeline.

Summit C.E.O. Lee Blank says they are a long way from talking about eminent domain for the route.

Opponents have pointed to the high-pressure CO2 pipeline as a possible hazard. Blank says its using known and tested technology.

Blank says while they would like to start construction next spring, they have to wait for PUC approval.

The pipeline would transport liquid carbon dioxide from ethanol plants across the region and pump it to underground storage in central North Dakota.