(C) Abengoa 2014 - Santo Antonio plant BRAbengoa Bioenergy: Heating up in USA to pounce Latin America and Europe

February 2014. The EU’s agricultural and industrial policies are long in coming, and if they do blending quotas are not ambitious with several national governments threatening to undermine these for the sake of constituencies opposed to second generation biofuels. Notwithstanding Europe adds to profitability within an expansion focused on America. While U.S. government agencies might favour renewable energies, opposition from the oil, gas and coal industries is gaining momentum. Soon Abengoa will start-up its flagship plant for conversion of cellulosic biomass at Hugoton, Kansas (US). It will serve as litmus test for the company’s expansion strategy. An analysis of Abengoa’s Hugoton stratagem

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