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Urea Plant to Be Built Near Beulah

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It's a product that's always in high demand during the spring planting season.
But, the common occurrence of a fertilizer shortage in North Dakota could be coming to an end.

It's an impressive sight to see.
And the Dakota Gas Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah is ready to add even more to this gigantic facility.
(Mary Miller / Dakota Gasification)  "The whole product is 402 million. We will be able to produce 1100 tons of urea daily, with that. That includes the storage facility with the urea as well. Additional rail and load out facilities and of course the def project as well, so that will be our 11th co product. 
Miller says it's been an idea that's been in the works for the past year and a half.
She says urea is a good fit because this plant has what it takes to make a third fertilizer.
The plant is already supplying farmers with 2 other fertilizers.
(Mary Miller / Dakota Gasification)  "We already have anhydrous ammonia, ammonium sulfate that we market as Dak Sul 45 and urea. The other thing about urea that is so nice, is it's easy to transport and the costs to handle it are less than most and it has the most nitrogen of any fertilizer. It is really a desirable fertilizer." 
Miller says the fertilizer supply will stay close to home.
(Mary Miller / Dakota Gasification)  "We've experienced really great sales already with our existing fertilizer products and certainly did a through analysis. I think the appetite is there. Especially we are going to be target North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. I think that urea already because of the many positive attribute of ureas as a fertilizer. It's just a nice co product to add to our list." 
Urea isn't the only new co product in the works. 
Miller says they also invested 1.1 million dollars into a storage facility for diesel emission fluid.
(Mary Miller / Dakota Gasification)  "That is used in the diesel engine industry as something that helps reduce emissions. And knocks emissions, which is very nice with the new federal mandates that require emission mandates on diesel engines." 
Construction is expected to start this spring.
The plant is scheduled to be complete by 2017.

Miller says the urea plant will add between 10 and 20 jobs in the area.

 

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