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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Commercial-scale ethanol refineries planned for Kansas

bioenergy insight
15 February 2012

Kansas could become home to one of the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol refineries in the US.

The global energy company Abengoa Bioenergy, aims to open what could be the first ethanol plant of this scale, in Hugoton, in 2013. It is expected to create 300 construction jobs, 65 permanent jobs and generate an annual payroll of almost $5 million (€3.8 million).

‘There’s no doubt we will be one of the first, whether we are the first or not is not critical to us as long as we complete it within our time frame,’ says Chris Standlee, executive vice president for Abengoa Bioenergy’s U.S. division.

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