Dakota Spirit AgEnergy

GPI is working with Great River Energy to support the development of a cellulosic biofuel facility as part of the Spiritwood Industrial Park in Spiritwood, ND. GRE plans to first build a conventional biofuel facility, and then “bolt-on” a cellulosic biofuel facility as a phase 2 project. GPI has helped to support this project in several ways, starting in 2010. GPI helped to analyze the biomass feedstock resource in the area around the Spiritwood facility, helped to advocate for state policy to support investments in feedstock development and facilities, and continues to facilitate a produce advisory group to help guide eventual producer participation in the project. GPI also led an international stakeholder delegation to Denmark to see a demonstration-scale cellulosic facility that uses the same technology that will be used at Spiritwood.