A new field pea processing is one of the new ag developments projects in the works in North Dakota.
Anchor Ingredients Co., LLC., Fargo, is requesting $150,000 from the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission to expand operations by adding a pea protein facility in Buffalo, N.D. Anchor's new pea fractionation plant will produce dry milled pea protein and pea starch. The pea protein will be supplied to both the food and pet food markets.
In addition to Anchor Ingredients’ application, APUC will review funding requests for five other projects at its quarterly meeting in November.
• North Dakota State University Department of Plant Sciences, Fargo, is requesting $48,940 to improve the production and nutritional quality of winter-hardy raspberries and blackberries suitable for North Dakota. Optimization of organic production for these winter-hardy berries will strengthen organic food production in North Dakota.
• Northern Ag Development Corporation, Arthur, is requesting $31,500 to develop a laboratory test kit that can provide early detection of bacteria in the fermentation tanks of ethanol plants. Northern Ag will work with test kit companies to license this technology and make it available to end users.
• Myriad Mobile, Fargo, is requesting $50,000 to embark on a commercialization project that will bring Bushel, the grain industry's first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their growers and deliver real-time actionable information.
• North American Coal Company and Great River Energy, Underwood, is requesting $90,000 to determine feasibility of colocating a commercial greenhouse near an existing power plant.
• VanBedaf Dairy LLP, Carrington, is requesting $62,791 to explore a pilot program for production and marketing of on-farm gelato production.
APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce that administers grant programs for research and development of new and expanded uses for North Dakota agricultural products. The grants can be used for basic and applied research, marketing and utilization, farm diversification, nature-based agritourism, prototype and technology, and technical assistance.
For more information, see NDAPUC.com.