SW Kansas Biofuels Plant Receives State Permit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A company that plans to convert switch grass into biofuels has received a state air quality permit to build a large cellulosic ethanol plant in southwest Kansas.

Abengoa Bioenergy received the permit Friday for a $550 million plant in Hugoton that will produce more than 23 million gallons of fuel a year. Sixty-five people are expected to work at the plant, which is billed as the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol operation.

The company says construction is expected to take about two years and the facility will have an annual payroll of nearly $5 million.

The Spain-based bioenergy refinery company says the abundance of resources in the area makes Hugoton an ideal location for the plant.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 130349908 - kake.com/a?a=130349908
Gray Television, Inc.