New Oilseed Crush Plant to Break Ground in South Dakota
A new oilseed crush plant development project is set to break ground near Mitchell, South Dakota, according to Tom Kersting, CEO, South Dakota Soybean Processors.
Unlike the first two plants owned by South Dakota Soybean Processors, this facility will be a switch plant, and will have the ability to process not only soybeans, but other high oleic crops such as sunflowers, canola, and camelina.
Once completed, the site will have the capacity to crush 100,000 bushels per day, and the ability to process multiple crops is expected to drive the expansion of specialty crop acres in the area.
The soybean meal produced on-site will be exported and the co-op is partnering with a company to off-take the oil for the production of renewable diesel. It also is exploring partnerships to export soybean meal.
The entire project is projected to take two years to complete, and is expected to be operational by October 2025.