Bioethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas
Located in Hugoton, Kansas (USA), Abengoa’s commercial scale ethanol production plant uses around 300,000 dry tons of second-generation (2G) biomass (locally sourced agricultural waste) to produce more than 25 Mgal of lignocellulosic ethanol (2G ethanol) and 21 MW of renewable electricity. The plant has a cogeneration area for electrical energy that allows it to operate as a self-sufficient producer of renewable energy.
Abener Ghenova Engineering (the Abengoa Group) has developed with IDOM the detailed engineering of this new plant, a project partially funded by the US Department of Energy.
IDOM has developed the detailed engineering for 3 of the 6 plants in the facility:
- Cogeneration plant (biomass), cooling systems and water and storage plant.
- Ethanol warehouse.
- Distillation/dehydration unit.
The scope of the services provided by IDOM includes civil engineering, and the electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and control facilities of the three plants mentioned.