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About Carbon Co-Op 2.0

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Our Story

David Kolsrud and Dan Heard have over 50 years combined experience in developing, investing and consulting alongside over 25 renewable projects with a combined value of more than $1.5 billion. 

They've learned that the key to any successful project is to ensure all of the key participants are part of the vision from the beginning - especially the farmers that control all of the feedstock. If all parties are in agreement with the vision, the cooperation and commitment will follow. 


From organizing LLC's and new generation cooperatives to taking companies public and raising equity for the investment, David and Dan have been at the forefront of value-added agriculture throughout the midwest and across the country. 

In addition, David and Dan have experience working to manage risk and exposure. Whether it's a USDA B&I Loan Guarantee, and Department of Energy Loan Guarantee or a Value-Added Producers Grant, they'll ensure organizations understand all resources available. 

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Our Team

David Kolsrud and Dan Heard have over 50 years combined experience.

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David Kolsrud 


David owns and operates a production farming operation in the southwest corner of Minnesota. With a diverse background, David has done everything from start and run a large scale ethanol plant to raising money and investing in numerous value-added agriculture projects.  David serves as a board member of the Evangelical Environmental Network, the American Coalition for Ethanol and Badger State Ethanol. 

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Dan Heard


Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and has been engaged in public accounting for over 35 years. As a partner in a local CPA firm since the early 1990's, Dan has assisted many businesses with various levels of accounting and managerial functions. Having been involved in accounting functions from compilation to review to audit, Dan understands accounting functions along with how to best navigate governmental and public agencies. Dan serves as a board member of Husker Ag, Kansas Ethanol and Lincolnway Energy.