Montana Energy Transition

Calumet has announced the conversion of a large portion of its Great Falls business into renewable feedstock processing. The project is underway and the renewable manufacturing plant will be commissioned in the first half of 2022 to process soybean oil feedstock. The end goal to integrate into farm and ranch operations within Montana for other renewable feedstocks.

As the world recognizes an ESG responsibility, the Montana Renewables™ project is poised to make immediate carbon reductions and stands ready to grow and innovate further.

This is an exceptional business that will lead the Montana Energy Transition. Our renewable supplies are needed in Canada and the West Coast, and our specialty asphalt plus conventional fuel supplies for Montana will remain available.

Replace half of our run with renewable feedstock


Build a new “renewable hydrogen” plant


Upgrade our specialty asphalt operations


Renewable diesel, jet fuel, LPG, and naphtha

Calumet in Montana

Today we provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy to Montanans. In 2015 we made the biggest single investment ever in Cascade County. Our new plan is to build on that – by driving an Energy Transition that works right here in Montana.”



Calumet is a proud member of the Montana business community. We provide good, high-paying jobs and opportunities to great people.

Calumet provides roughly 600 total jobs in Great Falls

265 direct high-paying jobs including 115 union (USW Local 491), 75 salaried, and 75 full-time contractors

312 indirect jobs in the community

Payroll and benefits average over $100,000 annually per Calumet employee

Calumet delivers excellence in all areas of operations. We strive to provide premium products in the safest and most environmentally-friendly way possible.

More than $600 Million invested since Calumet acquired the Great Falls business in 2012

Capacity output has increased from 10K to 30K barrels per day (bpd)

Carbon sequestration of 40 wt% of feed into specialty asphalt (recyclable)

Community Spirit

Our history of community involvement includes our support of United Way, Great Falls Food Bank, energy assistance for residents, educational grants, regular safety exercises with Great Falls Fire & Rescue, and other causes that are important to us and the local community. Calumet’s Community Advisory Panel provides a routine face-to-face venue to exchange information, perspectives, plans, and facts that matter to Great Falls.

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New Dual Train Configuration

Montana Renewables is well suited for modification to processing crop oils now. With the EPA expected to approve canola oil as a feedstock, that will enable high-latitude farmers the ability to participate in supply.

New Renewables Train

Utilities and infrastructure already in place: (3) hydrogen plants, rail racks, truck racks, multiple steam boilers, redundant electrical feeds, high pressure natural gas connection, water treating, flares, DCS control systems, light ends recovery, sulfur and nitrogen recovery, leased rail fleet, and a workforce that is highly trained and tenured.

Existing Crude Train


100% renewable feedstock, including renewable hydrogen, makes our highly refined, renewable fuels fully carbon neutral.


Carbon sequestration of 40 wt% of our feedstock into our specialty asphalt (recyclable) products.

Project Quick Facts

Providing Solutions

To have a positive impact on the challenges facing people and the planet.

Energy Transition

We are leading the Energy Transition in Montana transportation fuels while maintaining high paying jobs. And we will continue to provide essential conventional products for Montana’s infrastructure, farms, ranches, military, and motorists.

Speed to Market

We are uniquely positioned to convert our existing assets to renewable feedstock quickly and efficiently, with a timeline of less than one year. We are not the only company pursuing this kind of project, but the work needed to ready Great Falls is much less. The State of Montana is supportive which adds speed.

Strategic Partner

We have seen strong interest from a broad and diverse spectrum of potential partners who can help make this project successful for Calumet and for Montana.

Full Employment

The unique opportunity allows for an energy transition project that maintains full current employment and creates high paying jobs both locally and at the corporate level.

Montana Farm and Ranch

High growth prospects for the Great Falls energy transition, combined with our vision to source feedstocks locally, will benefit Montana as we create new economic value chains.

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Montana Renewables, LLC
1900 10th Street NE
Great Falls, Montana 59404
United States