ABENGOA Bioenergy

Sevilla, Spain

Contributing to the sustainable development of the vehicle fuels market by utilizing renewable resources for the production of biofuels and environmentally friendly technologies that reduce vehicle emissions, in both private and public transportation. Producing bioethanol through conventional means as well as development of cellulosic ethanol technology using feedstock, such as wheat or barley straw, and MSW. 

In October 2014, Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas held the official opening of its commercial plant producing of 25 Mgal (100 ML) of cellulosic ethanol and 21 MW of renewable energy from biomass (mixture of agricultural waste, non-feed energy crops and wood waste).

In June 2013, Abengoas inaugurated its "W2B" MSW to cellulosic ethanol plant in Salamanca, Spain. The plant has a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as fuel. The demonstration plant located in Babilafuente (Salamanca, Spain) uses W2B technology developed by Abengoa to produce second-generation biofuels from MSW using a fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis treatment.

Also developing e-diesel, through blending 8% ethanol; working on optimal blend formulation, material compatibility and engine performance.