Carbon capture is vital to the future of ethanol, corn prices

Al Giese of Spirit Lake is the owner of Prairie Feed & Trucking in Milford, a member of the Quad County Corn Processors based in Galva and president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. He may be reached at

After a 30-year executive leadership career with CHS and Land O’Lakes in the Twin Cities, I returned to my roots in northwest Iowa to raise crops and cattle. As a farmer, I fully understand and share a farmer’s deep connection for the land.

My move home just happened to coincide with the buildup phase of our great biofuels industry. I liked what I saw, so I invested in it. Today, I serve on the board of an ethanol company and am the president of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association.

Agriculture has always been successful by staying aligned with its customers’ needs. Today’s ethanol plants are no different as they work to lower the carbon intensity of their products.

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