Red Trail Energy moves forward with carbon capture research

 Jun 14 2017
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Red Trail Energy LLC in Richardton, North Dakota, will move forward with phase two of its research into a carbon capture and storage program, following a U.S. EPA decision to grant North Dakota regulatory primacy over Class VI injection wells.

Gerald Bachmeier, Red Trail CEO, says the plan is in its early stages and declined to release information on the carbon capture technology. He said if all the pieces fall into place, the system should be set up and operational in 2019 or 2020, capturing about 180,000 tons of carbon each year. Red Trail Energy produces 64 million gallons of ethanol per year.


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