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DGC approves urea plant near Beulah

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEULAH — A synthetic natural gas producer plans to produce urea at its facility.
Dakota Gasification Co. approved the $402 million project at Great Plains Synfuels Plant north of Beulah on Monday, according to a press release.
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North Dakota, six other states oppose California low-carbon fuel rule

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal judge ruled in December that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation violates the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause by discriminating against ethanol made in the Midwest. California has appealed and asked to be allowed to enforce the rule while its appeal is pending. Continue Reading

Tesoro refinery at Mandan to increase diesel production

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tesoro’s decision is being lauded by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and petroleum industry officials. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says it’s “fantastic news” for both diesel suppliers and consumers. Continue Reading

UM gets US grants for $1.2M coal power studies

July 20, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) The U.S. Department of Energy said Wednesday that it has awarded two grants to the University of Michigan to underwrite $1.2 million in research on the use of coal-based fuels in clean-burning advanced turbines.
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Senate sidetracks move to repeal ethanol credit

June 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Senate has sidetracked a move to end the federal subsidy for ethanol, a corn-based additive blended with gasoline to make alternative fuel. Continue Reading