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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

Abengoa wants to process all of Seville’s MSW into biofuel

In Spain, Abengoa is looking to launch its MSW-to-ethanol technology at commercial scale by processing the entire city waste produced in Seville. The facility will produce 28 million liters of biofuel per year from half a million metric tons of waste. Construction cost for the plant is expected at around 120 million euros; it will have […]

September 30, 2013 More

Future of ethanol in Kansas in jeopardy?

In Kansas, ethanol producers are claiming that they are running up against market and regulatory pressures that threaten the industry’s future in the state. Dave Vander Griend, president of ICM, told the Witchita Eagle that the ethanol industry won’t cease to exist, but is stagnating and could be taken over by the large oil companies. […]

September 9, 2013 More

Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees: who got ‘em, what’re they doing?

The Landscape   In today’s Digest – visit our 5-Minute Guide to Loan Guarantees — INEOS Bio, Myriant, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Chemtex, Enerkem, Fiberight, Fulcrum, ZeaChem – Plus POET-DSM, Diamond Green Diesel, Coskata and Range Fuels – by following the page links below.

July 29, 2013 More

12 Bellwether Biofuels Projects – where do they stand?

Advanced biofuels – mirage or reality? In January we wrote: “When these 12 projects open for business (or not) in 2013, you’ll know for sure.” So, what do we know? Advanced, next-generation biofuels are on the march, say the supporters. Next-generation biofuels are a debacle, according to a chorus of skeptics including the editorial page […]

July 22, 2013 More

Abengoa completes waste-to-biofuels demo plant in Spain

In Spain, Abengoa inaugurated its demonstration waste-to-biofuels plant, with a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters (400,000 gallons per year) of ethanol. The demonstration plant, located in Babilafuente (Salamanca, Spain) uses waste-to-biofuels technology developed by Abengoa to produce second-generation biofuels from MSW […]

July 1, 2013 More