Hoeven: Red Trail Energy Second Ethanol Plant in the Nation to Implement Carbon Capture

Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) approved the first Class VI project to store CO2 from Red Trail Energy's ethanol plant in Richardton. Red Trail is advancing the project utilizing the 45Q tax credit, which provides a critical revenue stream for new CCUS projects. Hoeven worked to pass legislation to reform and expand the 45Q tax credit, and secured final 45Q regulations in January 2021.The tax credit provides up to $50 p… Continue Reading


Hoeven Continues Efforts to Open Eligibility for State Veterans' Cemeteries

Senator John Hoeven today joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement reforms to the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program. This effort would include granting eligibility to servicemembers of Reserve Components and the National Guard for burial in state veterans' cemeteries in a manner that would not jeopardize the eligibility of these cemeteries for federal grants. Earlier this year, Hoev… Continue Reading


Hoeven Announces $5 Million DOE Grant to UND's EERC for PCOR Partnership

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded approximately $5 million to the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC). The funding will support the EERC-led Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership, which works to develop commercial-scale transportation and storage of carbon emissionsacross a 13-state region and in four Canadian provinces, accelerating the implementation of carbon capture, utilizati… Continue Reading