American Crystal Sugar Company

From Global Energy Monitor

American Crystal Sugar Company is an agricultural cooperative specializing in the production of sugar and related agri-products. American Crystal is owned by nearly 2,800 shareholders who raise approximately one-third of the nation's sugarbeet acreage in the Red River valley of Minnesota and North Dakota. Additional acres are contracted in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. As the largest beet sugar producer in the United States, the company utilizes innovative farming practices, low-cost production methods, and sales and marketing leadership to produce and sell about 15 percent of America's sugar. American Crystal operates sugar factories in Crookston, East Grand Forks, and Moorhead, Minnesota; Drayton and Hillsboro, North Dakota; and Sidney, Montana, under the name Sidney Sugars Incorporated. The company's technical services center and corporate headquarters are also located in Moorhead.

Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United Sugars Corporation markets American Crystal's sugar to retail and industrial customers throughout the nation. Midwest Agri-Commodities Company, based in San Rafael, California, globally markets American Crystal's agri-products such as sugarbeet pulp, molasses, CSB, and betaine.

Existing coal-fired power plants

ACS had 5 coal-fired generating stations in 2020 with 8 operating units with a total of 38.3 MW of capacity. Here is a list of ACS's coal power plants:[1]

Plant Name State County Year(s) Built Capacity Status
Hillsboro ND Traill 1990 13.3 MW Operating
Drayton ND Pembina 1965 6 MW Operating
Crookston MN Polk 1954, 1975 6.5 MW Operating
East Grand Forks MN Polk 1990 7.5 MW Operating
Moorhead MN Clay 1948, 1961 5 MW Operating
Sidney Montana MT Richland 1950 4 MW Operating
  1. "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.