Summit Carbon Solutions plotting a land route for liquid carbon dioxide pipeline

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- A land route is being scouted for a pipeline that would carry liquid carbon dioxide from Iowa across eastern South Dakota into central North Dakota.

Jim Pirolli is the Chief Commercial Officer for Summit Carbon Solutions, the company behind the pipeline.

Pirolli says they have started holding meetings along the pipeline route.

Pirolli says the carbon dioxide is a byproduct of ethanol production.

Pirolli says there are seven ethanol plants in eastern South Dakota that could potentially tie into the pipeline. The Public Utilities Commission says the company has not yet applied for any permits.