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Why Kansas(Hint It’s not just about the corn)

Why Kansas? (Hint: It’s not just about the corn)

October 15, 2014

The promise of second-generation ethanol production hinges on the ability to break down corn stover — the, tough, cellulose-dense husks, stalks and leaves left over after the harvest — and turn that inedible agricultural waste into fuel. So building a new 2G plant in Hugoton, Kan., is a no-brainer, right? After all, there are cornfields […]

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Rural innovation, urban transformation

Rural innovation, urban transformation

October 15, 2014

If there’s one thing the people of Abengoa have learned, it’s this: Innovation has a forward momentum all its own. Like an irrepressible stream, technology constantly moves forward as one innovator builds upon the work of another; as one advancement leads to the next. It’s this unstoppable progression that’s taken Abengoa from the wind-swept cornfields […]

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Innovating in America’s heartland

Innovating in America’s heartland

October 15, 2014

At Abengoa, we believe progress hinges on finding new paths to moving forward. This month, we’re putting this approach into practice in Kansas, where we’re partnering with local producers to fuel our first commercial-sized cellulosic ethanol plant. Located in Hugoton, Kan., a small town in the state’s southwest, Abengoa Bioenergy Hybrid of Kansas (ABHK) isn’t […]

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Abengoa’s Gerson Santos-Leon, shaping bioenergy’s future

Abengoa’s Gerson Santos-Leon, shaping bioenergy’s future

October 15, 2014

As executive vice president of Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Gerson Santos-Leon has spent more than 10 years driving cellulosic ethanol’s transformation into a viable, successful and effective commercial product. In February, the Renewable Fuels Association recognized Santos-Leon’s role as a pioneer and his enormous contributions to the industry by awarding him the prestigious RFA 2014 […]

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