Abengoa (Nasdaq:ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, today announced the official grand opening of its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, located about 90 miles southwest of Dodge City.
The opening was attended by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, Mayor of Hugoton Jack E. Rowden and CEO of Abengoa Manuel Sánchez Ortega.
AEC Executive Director issued the following statement:
“The Abengoa advanced biorefinery in Hugoton is an amazing facility that really speaks to the value proposition of cellulosic biofuels. This facility is state-of-the-art, produces the lowest carbon fuel in the world, and is creating new markets for local agricultural products that will bring new opportunities for America’s farmers. Secretary Moniz is right when he says that these projects tie back to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS is a game-changer when it comes to the global race to commercialize cellulosic biofuels. It is extremely important that the Obama Administration, which is proposing controversial changes to the RFS, continue to stand behind the original policy. If that happens, the vision articulated by Secretary Moniz will come to fruition.”