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Spiritwood Energy Park could add plant

An iron smelting operation is considering the Jamestown-area Spiritwood Energy Park as a location for a new plant in 2015. Carbontec Energy Corporation, headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., would process Minnesota iron ore concentrate into 100,000 tons of iron per year to be shipped to foundries around the country. Carbontec chairman John Simmons said that the location is ideal because it would use sugar beet residue from neighboring facilities as a reducer in the smelting process which, in turn, lower carbon emissions. The plant would join Dakota Spirit AgEnergy, the CHS nitrogen plant, Cargill malting plant and Great River Energy Spiritwood Station, all located at the energy park. See the Prairie Business article.

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