NORTHERN PLAINS NITROGEN BUYING LAND FOR GRAND FORKS FACILITY

A group planning a 1.5 billion dollar nitrogen fertilizer plant is in the process of buying a site. Northern Plains Nitrogen CEO Don Pottinger says the company is buying land next to Grand Forks’ municipal sewage lagoons.

There is a reason that the company wants to build so close to those sewage lagoons. They plan to use that water. The plant will be built adjacent to those lagoons, which are just north of Gateway Drive and 69th Street. 320 acres there includes a natural gas line, rail service, a major highway, and water from the lagoons. The water can be filtered to use for its production of farm fertilizer. Local Economic Development officials say it will bring jobs and much more.

*Article originally published on WDAZ.com, August 28, 2013. Click here to view full article.

NORTHERN PLAINS NITROGEN TO ADD AMMONIA, UREA & UAN CAPACITY

Domestic nitrogen production is vital to the future of American agriculture. Supply constraints in Trinidad & Tobago, Middle Eastern unrest, FSU natgas curtailments and a Corn Belt that demands anhydrous ammonia along with a host of other supply/demand factors suggest domestic nitrogen — anhydrous in particular — could be a goldmine. The United States relies on imports to fill over half of its N needs each year, but as global competition for nutrient heats up, U.S. and Canadian growers will find themselves in an increasingly competitive supply environment.

*Article originally published on AgWeb.com, July 26, 2013. Click here to view full article.

2 PLANTS CONSIDERED…PROPOSALS ARE SEPARATE, BUT HAVE SIMILARITIES

Two organizations are proposing to build nitrogen fertilizer plants in North Dakota.

Northern Plains Nitrogen announced last month that it hopes to build a $1.5 billion facility near the northeast North Dakota city of Grand Forks. Last summer, the North Dakota Corn Growers Association said it would like to build such a plant. The group is involved with the proposed Grand Forks plant.

*Article originally published on AgWeek.com, June 10, 2013. Click here to view full article.

‘PERFECT’ SITE NETS FERTILIZER PLANT FACILITY

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The selection of 320 acres northwest of Grand Forks as the site of a proposed $1.5 billion fertilizer production plant came down to plentiful land and water, said developers, announcing the project Thursday.

“I do drool over that site. It’s as good as it gets,” said Larry Mackie, chief operating officer of Northern Plains Nitrogen. “The site you folks offered is absolutely perfect.”

*Article originally published on PrairieBizMag.com, May 10, 2013. Click here to view full article.

Governor calls NPN “an exciting opportunity for Grand Forks, the state of North Dakota and the Northern Plains

Dalrymple Applauds Northern Plains Nitrogen’s Plans to Build a $1.5 Billion Fertilizer Plant Near Grand Forks

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown, the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation, and officials from Northern Plains Nitrogen to announce the company’s plans to build a $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility northwest of Grand Forks. The plant will produce nitrogen-based fertilizers by converting natural gas into anhydrous ammonia and urea. Currently, the fertilizer is imported to the area from countries such as Egypt, China and Saudi Arabia.

*Article originally published on FarmAndRanchGuide.com, May 09, 2013. Click here to view full article.

COMPANY PLANS NITROGEN FERTILIZER PLANT IN ND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — State and local leaders in North Dakota announced Thursday plans to build a new $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility northwest of Grand Forks. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown were joined by others in announcing that Northern Plains Nitrogen intended to build the new facility. The plant will produce nitrogen-based fertilizers by converting natural gas into anhydrous ammonia and urea.

*Article Originally Posted on BusinessWeek.com, Click here to view full article.