Dakota Gas adding to its product diversity

Dakota Gasification Company is working to develop its 11th and 12th products at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah, ND.

The Dakota Gas board of directors approved the addition of a $402-million urea production facility at a special meeting Jan. 27. More recently, the North Dakota Department of Health opened a 30-day public comment period related to the planned urea production facility. The Department of Health proposes to issue an Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct for Dakota Gas in accordance with the state’s air pollution control rules.

The 30-day public comment period on the permit ends April 26.

Urea, a granular fertilizer commonly used in agricultural applications, will mark the 11th product for the Synfuels Plant. The new facility will also produce diesel emission fluid (DEF), the 12th product for the Synfuels Plant. DEF is used to reduce nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions in diesel engines, as mandated by the federal government on all new diesel engines.

Read about the project in “Approved Dakota Gas project adds to product diversity” in the March-April 2014 Basin Today magazine.

To learn more about the project and other recent changes at Dakota Gas, watch this video produced for Basin Electric’s 2013 Annual Meeting.

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