Grant awarded to determine greenhouse feasibility

The North Dakota Ag Products Utilization Commission (APUC) recently awarded Great River Energy and North American Coal (NAC) a $75,000 grant to assist with determining the feasibility of co-locating a commercial greenhouse at Coal Creek Energy Park.

“The availability of excess heat and carbon dioxide at a common location presents a unique opportunity for a link between agriculture and the energy industry,” said Rich Garman, senior project manager, business development.

Although Great River Energy and the NAC prepared the grant request, the study will be geared at determining if a third party greenhouse operator could economically construct, own and operate a greenhouse at this location.