Tag: Abengoa

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

Fulcrum’s $200 million pick: Abengoa for EPC contractor of first MSW-to-jet fuel project in the US

May 6, 2015 |

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 […]

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Fulcrum BioEnergy awards Abengoa $200 million contract for MSW-to-jet fuel

Fulcrum BioEnergy awards Abengoa $200 million contract for MSW-to-jet fuel

May 5, 2015 |

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 […]

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Abengoa’s CEO blames EU bureaucracy for “zombie industry”

Abengoa’s CEO blames EU bureaucracy for “zombie industry”

April 13, 2015 |

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 […]

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European Commission raids Abengoa and Tereos in ongoing price fixing enquiry

European Commission raids Abengoa and Tereos in ongoing price fixing enquiry

April 8, 2015 |

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 […]

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Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

Feedstocks in Focus for March 31: Municipal Solid Waste and urban residues

March 30, 2015 |

10 weeks out from ABFC, this week’s Feedstock in Focus is “MSW and Industrial residues”. Also known as “Urban waste”, it’s nasty, here, inevitable and aggregated. The feedstocks are available at fixed, affordable prices and in long-term supply contracts from credit-worthy entities. Everyone loves the idea. So, when will we have it? What are the trends? […]

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Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

Who said what: The hottest slides from ABLC 2015

March 15, 2015 |

ABLC 2015 has come and gone. Here are new priorities, lessons learned, new advances, and cautionary tales. ABLC 2015 ended last Friday, and from the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington DC., we have selected slides presented by CEOs from Abengoa, Algenol, Amyris, Aventine, Enerkem, Fulcrum, GranBio, Green Biologics, Iogen and LanzaTech — at the top rank in terms of […]

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Abengoa’s Hugoton plant still a few weeks away from commercial production

Abengoa’s Hugoton plant still a few weeks away from commercial production

March 10, 2015 |

In Kansas, commercial scale production at Abengoa’s Hugoton cellulosic ethanol plant is still a few weeks away despite commissioning having begun back in October but it’s getting closer. The company estimates that it needs about 320,000 tons of crop waste annually to supply the 25 million gallon plant but there should be more than 15 […]

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Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015 

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015 

February 16, 2015 |

Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners? Each year, the Digest recognizes projects, feedstocks, processing technology breakthroughs, novel or improved molecules, and bioeconomy pioneers in the Biofuels Digest Awards — selected by the Digest’s […]

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Biofuels and Big Oil Both Hope for Higher Crude Prices

Biofuels and Big Oil Both Hope for Higher Crude Prices

February 1, 2015 |

By Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization They say that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but what about global petro-economics? As the global price for a barrel of oil creeps lower and lower, the US algae industry ironically finds itself in the same position as Big Oil: We’d both prefer crude oil prices to […]

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Abengoa to jointly invest with EIG to implement projects under construction

Abengoa to jointly invest with EIG to implement projects under construction

January 6, 2015 |

In Spain, Abengoa and energy and infrastructure investor EIG Global Energy Partners have entered into a non-binding agreement with the objective of jointly investing in a New Company (Newco) for the development of the already contracted portfolio of Abengoa’s projects under construction. EIG is a leading specialist investor in energy and energy-related infrastructure based in […]

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