Tag: Abengoa

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 […]

July 30, 2014 More

Stealthulosic: Many cellulosic biofuels technologies rate low in visibility survey

Digest survey spells “low visibility” for cellulosic biofuels. Beta Renewables rates “best in class”. Dupont rates “most heard of”. Belief is big in “commercial eventually” but far less so for “commercial now”. For 18 out of 20 key cellulosic biofuels technologies, fewer than 10% of biofuels stakeholders report that they have a “through understanding” of the technology, and […]

July 21, 2014 More

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the industry outlook for 2014

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 […]

July 1, 2014 More

Abengoa inks 36-month pact with Deinove as new industrial partner

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 […]

June 3, 2014 More

“But I won’t cry for yesterday”: The re-making of the US ethanol industry

The migration from first-gen to next-gen biofuels is becoming less ‘Invisible’ — and the new landscape is not, by anyone’s estimation, an ‘Ordinary World’. If Aemetis’ latest earnings hadn’t rocked your world quite enough, here are 10 hot strategies being pursued right now to morph the old into new. If you remained glued to the television […]

May 21, 2014 More

10 Bellwether Biofuels & Biobased Projects for 2014

Advanced biofuels – are plans turning into reality? Are development plans realistic? When these 10 projects open for business (or not) in 2014, you’ll know for sure. We wrote in 2012: “If, by this time next year, we have all of these projects completed and in operation, it will go a long way towards substantiating […]

April 14, 2014 More

Abengoa Bioenergy: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

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 […]

February 25, 2014 More

Abengoa identifies US market as “the most important”

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 […]

October 28, 2013 More

Abengoa announces exercise of greenshoe option

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 […]

October 28, 2013 More

Abengoa among growing list of companies investigated under Platts scandal

In Spain, Abengoa and Abengoa Bionergy Trading are being investigated by the European Commission for potentially anti-competitive activities linked to the Platts reporting mechanism for oil and biofuel prices.  Other companies also being investigated in the probe that was launched in May includes Statoil ASA, BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Argos Energies. Abengoa […]

October 9, 2013 More