In Belgium, Belgium Eco Energy has contracted Abengoa to build a $393 million wood chip and agricultural residue-based 215MW power plant. The plant will be one of the largest biomass-based power plants in Europe.
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Abengoa opens world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery, as US Energy Secretary Moniz says “Let’s get going!” on advanced biofuels.
“Welcome to the future of biotechnology and the biofuel industry.” In Kansas, Abengoa Bioenergy officially opened the world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery in Hugoton on Friday, surrounded by dignitaries such as US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas senior Senator Pat Roberts, former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, former Energy Secretary Bill Richardson among […]
When it is dawn over southwestern Kansas and in the chill of a mid-October morning the air is dry and the sun breaks from the east, the shadows are sharp, the land is still, and the Abengoa biorefinery dominates the skyline near Hugoton. Lining Kansas state Highway 51 in mid-October, as the 25 million gallons cellulosic […]
In Spain, Abengoa’s CEO says the lack of policy support for biofuels in the European Union has led to unsustainably low ethanol prices. Platts reports strong blending economics during the first half of 2014 with the discount to Eurobob gasoline hitting a four-year low of $180.61/cu m on July 8. The EU has been unable […]
Heard on the Floor at the DOE’s Biomass 2014 conference: US Navy, Abengoa, INEOS Bio, LanzaTech in the newsmix
Captain James C. Goudreau, Director, Navy Energy Coordination Office Stay the course. There is always risk, always naysayers. When we moved from sail to coal, coal to oil, oil to nuclear, there were always people who said we had the wrong idea, or there was no need. Nothing more difficult more perilous than to take […]
As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, and a focus on feedstock. In California, NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath, Novozymes North American president Adam Monroe, POET VP Doug Berven, and Abengoa Bioebnergy EVP […]
In France, Deinove announced a 36-month collaboration agreement with Abengoa, with the support of Bpifrance, to develop at industrial scale DEINOVE’s consolidated bioprocess (CBP) using Deinococcus bacterium, to digest and convert agricultural residues to ethanol at a competitive cost. Performances obtained with substrates supplied to Deinove by Abengoa will be evaluated in order to set […]
Company description a. Traditional fermentation of cereal grains and sugar cane for the commercial production of bioethanol b. Traditional transesterification for the production of biodiesel from cereal and vegetable oils. c. Multiple technology options for the commercial demonstration of cellulosic fuel production. Rankings 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy: #13, 2013-14 The Situation Abengoa has identified […]
In Spain, Abengoa has identified the U.S. market as “the most important market for the company,” according to chief executive Manuel Sanchez Ortega. “Today it represents the top geography in terms of revenues. One-third of our business is in the U.S.” The company, which recently listed itself on the NASDAQ marketplace, is currently due onstream […]
In Washington, Abengoa announced that the underwriters of the previously announced Offering of 250,000,000 Class B Shares (either in the form of shares or American Depositary Shares) have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 37,500,000 Class B Shares from Abengoa. Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, Abengoa’s offering amounts to […]