Making three valuable fertilizers from lignite at DGC

The Lignite Energy Council is proud to announce the fifth episode of their new podcast titled “Mined: Lignite Energy in America.”

On this week’s episode, Kate Muggerud interviews Dale Johnson, plant manager at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, Beulah, North Dakota. Dale talks about changes occurring at the synfuels plant and how Dakota Gasification Company is now marketing 13 different products.  

Dale Johnson

The plant was originally built in the 1980s to turn ample reserves of lignite coal into synthetic natural gas. However, with the recent completion of the $740 million urea plant at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, DGC is now making the majority of its revenue from the sale of three nitrogen-based fertilizers – urea, anhydrous ammonia and ammonia sulfate.  

Each week, host Kate Muggerud interviews leaders within the energy industry on a variety of topics. Kate – a North Dakota native — began the podcast to explore and learn more about the energy field and emerging markets in her home state. Her goal is to connect with others who have the same interest and wish to become more knowledgeable about energy and emerging technologies. 

Mined: Lignite Energy in America is sponsored and produced by the Lignite Energy Council, a trade association representing the power plants, mines and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant in North Dakota along with more than 300 companies that provide goods and services to the lignite industry.

Here is the link to the Podcast on the LEC Website –