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Abengoa inaugurates waste-to-biofuel pilot plant in Spain

5:32 AM MDT | June 27, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Energy company Abengoa (Seville, Spain), has inaugurated a waste-to-biofuels (W2B) demonstration plant, the company has announced. The plant has capacity to treat 25,000 m.t./year of municipal solid waste (MSW), from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as fuel. The demonstration plant at Babilafuente in Salamanca, Spain, uses W2B technology developed by Abengoa to produce second-generation biofuels from MSW using a fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis treatment. During the transformation process, the organic matter is treated in...

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