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Abengoa inaugurates cellulosic ethanol plant in the US

10:23 AM MDT | October 20, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Abengoa Bioenergy, an Abengoa (Madrid) subsidiary, has inaugurated a second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant at Hugoton, KS, about 90 miles southwest of Dodge City. Abengoa finished construction in mid-August and began producing cellulosic ethanol at the...


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