Abengoa is a publicly traded company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environmental sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water.
Abengoa trusted EAD with the conceptual and schematic design of the front-end material handling system for the Hugoton, Kansas facility. This plant was designed to produce 25 million gallons per year of bioethanol from corn stover and switchgrass (second-generation bioethanol).
As part of the project, EAD managed the design and testing of first-generation material handling equipment, fire and explosion testing, and pneumatic conveying.
This facility was Abengoa’s first second-generation facility and seventh first-generation bioethanol facility in the U.S., bringing the company’s total domestic biofuel production to more than 400 million gallons.