The goal of the Abengoa project in Hugoton, Kansas? To design, build and operate a commercial scale bioethanol facility that uses sustainable biomass feedstock, drastically reduces green house gas emissions while achieving output production, yield and cost targets.
Mandates and national consumption Key takeaway: Spain is part of the EU and the overall Renewable Energy Directive; the country has struggled to meet its targets, but is ramping up national targets. Consumption in 2014 hovered around 1.16 million tons. In July 2015, we reported that the government has announced a new plan to reach […]
Abengoa revenues up, EBITDA spike, but says bioenergy sector conditions “remain challenging in the US”
In Spain, Abengoa reported revenues of €3,390 million for the first half of 2015, an increase of 3 % versus the same period of the previous year. EBITDA rose by 9 % to €650 million while net income reached €72 million, a 5 % increase compared to the same period of 2014. Net income for […]
1. Abengoa is active in three areas in biofuels: 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.; and c. Commercial scale cellulosic fuel production. Follow the page links below for the complete guide.
Seen a number of high-profile cellulosic projects open in recent years, and not much ethanol being produced? Wondered why? Here are answers to your questions. As Jack Webb used to say on Dragnet, just the facts, ma’am. Fact one. There’s not much ethanol being produced at the new generation of cellulosic projects. Fact two. We have […]
In South Carolina, Abengoa Energy Crops has committed more than $1 million annually to support a three-year research project in South Carolina on the use of different trees and grass-like species to produce sustainable biomass for energy. A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the […]
The historic performance guarantee that’s at the centerpiece of the deal; the partnership that could lead to eight projects; Cathay Pacific, Waste Management and the US Navy in the mix. In California, Fulcrum BioEnergy has selected Abengoa to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet […]
In Spain, Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth approximately US$200 million. Abengoa will be responsible for the turnkey execution of the plant including engineering, design and […]
In the UK, Abengoa’s CEO has said that European bureaucracy has created a “zombie industry” of renewable energy companies, neither alive nor dead, as they wait for policy to come into place or for decisions on projects to get made. He referred to the biofuels industry, and the long-awaited decisions on ILUC, as well as […]
In Belgium, the European Commission has extended its investigation into possible ethanol price rigging with unannounced inspections at Abengoa and Tereos’ facilities. Lantmaennen Agroetanol AB and Alcogroup’s Alcodis were raided last year and Platts, BP Plc, Statoil ASA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Argos Energies were raided in 2013, which kicked off the investigation. Abengoa […]