Abengoa changes site for cellulosic ethanol plant

In August, Abengoa Bioenergy dedicated a site in Hugoton, Kan., to the construction of a 13 MMgy cellulosic ethanol production facility and an 88 MMgy grain-based ethanol facility. Abengoa Executive Vice President Chris Standlee said potential feedstocks for both plants would include corn, wheat, sorghum and prairie grasses. The cellulosic ethanol plant was originally proposed in Colwich, Kan., where Abengoa currently produces 20 MMgy of ethanol from corn and milo. Standlee said community concern was the main reason to relocate the cellulosic ethanol plant. The company has received permits to build a second 88 MMgy grain-based ethanol facility in Colwich.