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DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jul 31, 2015 06:53 AM CDT

A new ethanol plant in North Dakota not only produces ethanol at less cost but is also saving money on drying distillers grains.

The ethanol plant was built across the road from a coal-fired electric power plant, which supplies steam to the ethanol plant via underground pipes, according to Jeff Zueger, chief operating officer of the new Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant in Spiritwood, North Dakota.

The plant was developed and is about 78% owned by Minnesota cooperative power company Great River Energy.

"Instead of having a boiler and making steam with natural gas or other power, we take the ...

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