15 October 2007 12:32 [Source: ICIS news]
Abengoa planned to process 700 tonnes/day of biomass at the plant to produce 44m litres/year of ethanol as well as other forms of renewable energy such as electricity and vapour, the company said in a statement.
Meanwhile, at the opening ceremony chief executive and president Javier Salgado also said the company had signed a collaboration agreement with the US Department of Energy worth $38m to design and develop the world's first commercial-scale biomass-into-ethanol plant in ?xml:namespace>
The new technologies obtained at the Nebraska plant would be implemented at the Kansas biomass bio-refinery, the company said.
Lignocellulosic biomass is matter composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.
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