One Earth Energy ethanol carbon sequestration project advancing

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A project that aims to capture and store underground carbon emitted by an east central Illinois ethanol facility is progressing after a series of successful preliminary tests and modeling.

One Earth Energy, which produces 150 million gallons of ethanol annually in Gibson City, has partnered with the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) since 2020 to study whether the half-million tons of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) it generates each year can be collected, liquified and injected below ground near the facility.

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