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DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility. It cited its merger with Dow Chemical as one of the reasons why it made this decision — a $150 billion deal that closed in August and that reshapes and redefines the combined enterprise.


Abengoa to Build First MSW-to-Fuel Biorefinery

Abengoa has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy to build the first biorefinery in the US using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth about $200 million. Abengoa will be responsible for the turnkey execution of the plant … Read more »

Abengoa baling feeder

Abengoa Opens Commercial-Scale 2G Biorefinery

Abengoa has opened its second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The biorefinery finished construction in mid-August and began producing cellulosic ethanol at the end of September with the capacity to produce up to 25 million gallons per year. The plant utilizes only “second generation” biomass feedstocks for ethanol production, … Read more »

Acquisitions: Foster Wheeler and Siemens, Abengoa and GreenTech

A subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group has finalized the acquisition of the Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business that supplies and services clean air technologies for use in power plants and industrial facilities. The Siemens Environmental Systems and Services purchase includes assets of the former Wheelabrator Air Pollution … Read more »

Wastewater Treatment ‘More Affordable, Sustainable’

Environmental technology company Abengoa and utility American Water have signed a worldwide licensing agreement for American Water’s patented NPXpress technology. The organizations say the agreement will enable Abengoa to use NPXpress to sustainably treat sewage, eliminating the need for methanol, a chemical addition, by up to 80 to 100 percent. … Read more »

Company Gears Up Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Spanish company Abengoa Bioenergy is gearing up to produce cellulosic ethanol in the US heartland just in time to face a glut of bio-based fuel in the market and waning government support, the New York Times reports.  The company has bet $500 million in Hugoton, Kan., by building a plant … Read more »

All-gas project

Toilet-to-Tank Project Produces First Algae Biomass Crops

A sewage-powered algae-to-energy plant that developers say is the world’s largest has grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Spain. Spanish water company Aqualia, which is leading the All-gas project, calls the milestone a “major breakthrough” for the project that aims to obtain a low-cost … Read more »

Building’s Treated Sewage Feeds Rooftop Energy Source

Building’s Treated Sewage Feeds Rooftop Energy Source

Water technology company OriginOil says its Electro Water Separation system has successfully treated a commercial building’s liquid sewage directly at the point of origin. A prototype EWS Waste unit is processing liquid waste at an urban algae demonstration site near Paris, generating nitrate-rich water to feed algae grown on the … Read more »


Abengoa Turns Sewage into Biofuels

Abengoa has opened the world’s first plant to convert sewage to biofuels in Spain. The demonstration plant uses the company’s waste-to-biofuels (W2B) technology and has the capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as … Read more »

Abengoa Labels CO2 Emissions in 15 Products and Services

Abengoa reduced its CO2 emissions by 361,212 metric tons in 2011, compared to 2010 levels, and this year has labeled CO2 emissions generated by more than 15 products and services, using its own Integrated Sustainability Management System (ISMS) and other tools. The Spain-based renewable energy technology company also says it … Read more »

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