In Minnesota, Epitome Energy has awarded Fagen, Inc. the EPC contract to build the 42-million-bushel soybean crush facility that will be located in Crookston, MN. The $300 million processing plant will include a 42 million bushel soybean crush facility and may include a Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) oil refining operation as part of a phase II.
The Crookston facility will provide a much-needed, value-added new market for the region’s soybean farmers, as well as numerous, permanent employment opportunities once the plant becomes operational. According to a recent study by the University of Minnesota Extension Office, the facility will generate over $300 million of new economic activity in the 11-county region of northwestern Minnesota. In addition, it will improve the basis of every bushel of soybeans grown in the region.