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Web Date: December 7, 2015

Debt Woes Idle Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

Future of year-old Kansas facility in doubt as parent company Abengoa works with creditors
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: cellulosic ethanol, bankruptcy, advanced biofuels

One of only three cellulosic ethanol plants in the U.S. has been idled after a little more than a year of operation. The facility, in Hugoton, Kan., is owned by the Spanish firm Abengoa, which is in talks with its creditors to avoid a bankruptcy filing in its home country.

Abengoa designs and builds renewable energy projects such as ethanol plants and solar installations; it does business via almost 900 subsidiary companies. The facilities are . . .

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