Great Plains Synfuels Plant Redevelopment

Our first project is the planned acquisition of the Great Plains Synfuels Plant and its redevelopment into one of the largest and lowest cost clean hydrogen production facilities in the US. Once complete, the facility will produce more than 380,000 metric tons per annum of clean hydrogen from under-utilized, locally sourced natural gas.

Clean hydrogen will be produced from natural gas by leveraging highly efficient, state-of-the-art Auto-Thermal Reforming (ATR) based clean hydrogen production processes. We will capture and permanently sequester more than 95% of the produced CO2 in geological storage locations.

The production facility will serve the clean hydrogen needs of long-haul trucking and agriculture in the Upper Midwest and will serve as a principal clean hydrogen supply source for an Upper Midwest regional hydrogen hub as defined by the Infrastructure and Jobs Act.


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Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2024 with a peak workforce of 2,000 during the over three-year construction period.

The Great Plains Synfuels Plant project is in the latter stages of Pre-Front End Engineering and Design (Pre-FEED). Bakken Energy with Mitsubishi have engaged environmental engineers to complete the required Phase 2 environmental site assessment (ESA). Upon successful completion of Pre-FEED and review of the environmental findings, the project is planned to move to the Front-End Engineering (FEED) design phase followed by construction.


Additional Projects

North Dakota provides a wealth of natural resources and geological attributes combined with existing infrastructure to provide significant opportunities to develop additional clean hydrogen production projects. Bakken Energy and Mitsubishi are currently evaluating additional opportunities in North Dakota and look forward to making further announcements.