New Cellulosic Biorefinery in Kansas is World’s Largest
Abengoa Bioenergy opened the world’s largest cellulosic biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas on Friday, with capacity to produce up to 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year.
“The plant utilizes corn stover residues that do not compete with food or feed grain. The state-of-the-art facility also features an electricity cogeneration component, allowing it to operate as a self-sufficient renewable energy producer,” Lane reports.
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“By utilizing residual biomass solids from the ethanol conversion process, the plant generates 21 megawatts (MW) of electricity—enough to power itself and provide 4-5 MW of renewable power to the local Stevens County community.”