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Urea Plant Begins Production

Published: Jan 26 2018
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 It's the first plant in North Dakota that produces urea and experts are saying it is exactly what consumers are looking for. 
Heidi Werosta tells us how the added addition is helping our states economy. 

The total cost was 740 million dollars for the plant to be completed and added nearly 50 jobs directly due to urea. 
To make urea... it takes a little bit of science and it is not an easy process.

Joey Nelson, Operations Supervisor, says, "You take ammonia, mix it with CO2, it's kind of a volatile reaction and then from that, you make carbonate send it through some evaps. Dry it up a little bit. Thicken it. Put it into a granulator which makes the size of the granules here. We'll cool it down then ship it out from this facility."


BSC offers a two year degree program in Process Plant Technology that can prepare you for careers in this industry.