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Dakota Gasification Company Applies for Environmental Permit

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The Dakota Gasification Company has taken the next step to process Urea at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant just north of Beulah.

Dakota Gas has applied for an environmental permit from the North Dakota Department of Health, and is described as a key part of the investigation process by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative that owns Dakota Gas.

"It's a very good time for evaluating this. Urea provides some benefits in terms of handling and transportation as opposed to say anhydrous ammonia," says media manager Daryl Hill.

Urea would be the 10th co-product at the plant whose primary product is Natural gas. Urea requires anhydrous ammonia and carbon dioxide which are created during the process of refining natural gas. Urea would be used as a fertilizer for agriculture.

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