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Abengoa starts production at pilot waste-to-biofuel plant in Spain

4:36 AM MDT | April 4, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Abengoa (Seville, Spain) has started production at a waste-to-bioethanol pilot plant at Salamanca, Spain, the company announced. The plant has the capacity to process 25,000 m.t./year of municipal solid waste and converts the waste into 1.5 million liters of fuel-grade bioethanol. The plant uses technology developed by Abengoa to produce second-generation biofuels through fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis. The technology subjects the organic material to various treatments to produce organic fiber, rich in cellulose and hemicellulose, which is subsequently...

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