Abengoa Bioenergy: a 5-Minute Guide
Location: St. Louis
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 cellulosic fuel production.
Abengoa is a public company, of which Abengoa Bioenergy is a wholly-owned subsidiary. Abengoa trades in Madrid with the symbol ABG, and as ABGOF on the US Pink Sheets.
New Facility start-ups
1. Biodiesel (San Roque, Spain)
2. France ethanol plant (55 MMGPY)
3. Indiana and Illinois grass-roots ethanol facilities (88 MMGPY each)
4. Biomass commercial demonstration facility at BCyL, Spain
5. Two 70-MW Cogen facilities at both Brazil facilities
6. 110 MMGPY ethanol facility in Rotterdam
Instituted GHG Inventory system to support Sustainability goal.
7. · EU Parliament approved Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives.
8. Direct Blending of ethanol in Spain
Completion of cellulosic biorefinery scheduled in Hugoton, KS in 2013
Owner / Operator
Depends on feedstock cost and energy cost.
Distribution (own marketing company), economies of scale provides
low-cost, quality (only Fuel Ethanol company that is registered to
ISO-9001), locations (three continents), R&D investments.
Distribution, research, marketing or production partnerships or
• Novus International
• Dyadic International (DYAI)
• Auburn University
• Kansas State University
• University of Concepción
• University of Buenos Aires
• Lund University
• University of Sevilla
• University of Nebraska
• Asociación de Investigación y Cooperación Industrial de Andalucía -
• Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y
Tecnologicas – CIEMAT
• National Renewable Energy Laboratory – NREL
• Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – PNL
• Argonne National Laboratory – ANL
• Instituto Catalysis y Petroquimicos – ICP
• Instituto Tecnologico de Aragon – ITA
• Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Automocion – CIDAUT
• Washington University – St. Louis
Commercial, pilot and demonstration.
Company website: http://www.abengoabioenergy.com/
Jim Lane is editor and publisher of Biofuels Digest where this article was originally published. Biofuels Digest is the most widely read Biofuels daily read by 14,000+ organizations. Subscribe here.