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The future of energy is “growing our own.” Our Blue Flint and Dakota Spirit biorefineries buy locally-grown corn and turn it into clean-burning ethanol. We create a steady market for North Dakota farmers as we build a renewable, sustainable energy future for our country.
Our Blue Flint plant located near Underwood, North Dakota has been in operation since 2007. Every year, Blue Flint purchases 23 million bushels of corn from North Dakota farmers and uses it to produce over 70 million gallons of ethanol, as well as distillers grains for livestock feed and corn oil for biodiesel production. The plant also provides E85 to retail fuel stations all across the state.
We built on the success of our Blue Flint plant with Dakota Spirit, co-located next to Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station near Spiritwood, North Dakota. Spiritwood Station was designed for a dual purpose: generating electricity and providing steam for industrial users. This dual purpose makes Spiritwood an ideal partner for Dakota Spirit. Steam from Spiritwood powers our refining process, giving Dakota Spirit the same advantages as our Blue Flint location: it’s cost-effective, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Ethanol production began at Dakota Spirit in 2015, and the plant now produces 70 million gallons of ethanol a year, in addition to distillers grains and corn oil.