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The Future of Trash is Fuel

The Future of Trash is Fuel

April 6, 2015

The world’s population creates an estimated 2.6 trillion pounds of garbage every year. The United States alone produced 251 million tons in 2012, making it the largest trash producer that year. Where does all that garbage go? From the trash can in your kitchen to the end of its lifecycle, garbage ultimately ends up in […]

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Global Reach, Local Responsibility

January 27, 2015

While Abengoa’s corporate foundation — Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla (FOCUS) — was officially founded in 1982, its origins date back to 1972 when company officials got involved in a local movement to preserve some of Seville’s cultural artifacts. The activity galvanized Abengoa leadership around the belief that the company should go beyond the strict […]

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The Future of What’s Left Behind

December 19, 2014

Abengoa’s patented second-generation (2G) cellulosic biotechnology process breaks down the tough fibers in corn stover to create naturally derived ethanol fuel. Let’s see the science behind how we’re turning natural sugars in corn stover — the inedible stalks and husks left over after the harvest — into the next great renewable fuel with new enzymes […]

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Abengoa Bioenergy joins industry elite

Abengoa Bioenergy joins industry elite

December 4, 2014

Bioenergy is a long-haul business. Changing the trajectory of a 150-year-old industry takes patience. And when progress is measured in years, you rarely get to stop for a moment and celebrate a definitive milestone. But we’re doing that this month. Abengoa Bioenergy was just ranked one of the top 10 hottest bioenergy companies in the […]

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Good citizenship equals good business

Good citizenship equals good business

November 18, 2014

For many companies, social responsibility is an adjunct to the core business; a way to help better the communities that help sustain the core functions of the enterprise. It’s different for Abengoa: By creating long-term solutions to complex resource issues, our core business is the betterment of global communities. From second generation ethanol production from corn stover […]

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A Big Day in Hugoton

A Big Day in Hugoton

October 22, 2014

On October 17, 2014, the Hugoton and Abengoa communities came together to celebrate the grand opening of the Hugoton, Kansas Next Generation Cellulosic Ethanol plant. The ceremony, officiated by Christopher Standlee, Executive Vice President of Global Affairs, represented the culmination of years of hard work that transformed the plant from a concept into a reality. […]

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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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