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Published October 12, 2012, 08:53 AM

North Dakota synfuels plant might add urea plant

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Gasification Co. plans to study adding a urea fertilizer plant at its Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Gasification Co. plans to study adding a urea fertilizer plant at its Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah.

Urea is a granular fertilization used by farmers. It would be the ninth co-product for the plant that makes natural gas from coal. If the study is favorable, the urea plant would be built by late 2015 or early 2016.

Dakota Gas President and CEO Andrew Serri says urea production requires anhydrous ammonia and carbon dioxide, both of which are produced at the synfuels plant.

Dakota Gas is a subsidiary of Basin Electric Power Cooperative.

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