Tweet In Spain, Abengoa has been awarded the 2012 Madrid Excelente Prize for Client Confidence in the Large Corporate Groups category. Awarded by the Madrid region’s ministry of economy and finance, Abengoa was acknowledged for its excellence in client confidence and management. The prestigious Madrid Excelente Prizes recognize innovation, quality and commitment to business excellence.
Tweet In Spain, Abengoa has begun operations at their demonstration plant in Salamanca. The plant has a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), from which up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol will be produced for use as fuel. Their technology is being implemented at its plant in Hugoton (Kansas, USA), [...]
Tweet In Nebraska, Abengoa will temporarily halt production at two of its plants in York and Ravenna, idling them in response to challenging market condition and the latent effects of last year’s drouth. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller indicated that re-start up “may not occur in the near future”. More on the story.
Tweet A long war of opinion has been waged for years between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters. Mirage or reality? Completion of 6 key projects 2012 decided much of the debate. When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure. Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the [...]
Tweet In the Netherlands, Abengoa has temporarily stopped production at its 480 million liters ethanol plant at the Port of Rotterdam—Europe’s largest—as it undergoes occupational and environmental projects that could pause production for up to three months.
Tweet Location: St. Louis Year founded: USA – 1982 EU – 1998 Brazil – 2007 Type of technology(s): 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 [...]
Tweet In Spain, Abengoa is planning to resume output at its Madison, Illinois mill after stopping production last month because of poor margins. In the interim, the company performed maintenance operations on the 88 mgy plant. Christopher Standlee, a spokesman for the company, declined to say whether it’s profitable for the company to be producing [...]
Tweet As advanced biofuels companies hit their milestones and watch their stocks get crushed, we look at investor uncertainty, yellow cranes, black swans, and striking announcements from Codexis and Aemetis. A best-seller we have been working through this summer here in Digestville is Donald Rumsfeld’s memoir, “Known and Unknown”. His known-unknown paradigm makes for a [...]
Tweet Today on Twitter. pewenvironment: Advanced biofuels help reduce military’s reliance on oil and reduce costs DonEWG: ICYMI (4 years ago) Biofuels and Bad Weather: America’s Food-to-Fuel Gamble jackkaskey: DuPont joins with Novozymes, Abengoa and Poet to defend #biofuels law. passongas: House Energy Committee Holds Hearings on Biofuels & RIN Fraud
Tweet What makes a winner in advanced biofuels? Five companies – Abengoa, INEOS Bio, Mascoma, Gevo, and American Process reflect on the essential ingredients for success. “We are industrial technology businesses, making a commodity, we have to control costs everywhere and learn, learn, learn.” – American Process CEO Theodora Retsina You could call it VODville, [...]