An ethanol producer with a plant at Richardton will be working with the Energy and Environmental Research Center on a carbon capture project.
The Industrial Commission has awarded the project $490,000. That's half the projected $980,000 cost.
"When you make ethanol, it comes with a "CI" value, a carbon-intensity value," said Dustin Willett, the chief operating officer of Red Trail Energy. "The lower the "CI" value, the better it is for the earth, as well as from a marketing standpoint."
The CO@ comes from the ethanol fermenters at the plant.