Friday, 22 May 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Friday
Low  55°
High 65°
Saturday
Low  57°
High 68°
Sunday
Low  53°
High 78°
Monday
Low  53°
High 78°
Tuesday
Low  56°
High 81°
Wednesday
Low  61°
High 83°
Thursday
Low  57°
High 81°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 50°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Abengoa Bioenergy and Mid-Kansas Enter Into Agreement
01/19/2010

Abengoa Bioenergy and Mid-Kansas Electric Company LLC (Mid-Kansas) announced plans today concerning the development of the nation’s first commercial-scale hybrid cellulosic ethanol and power plant, Abengoa Bioenergy Hybrid of Kansas, LLC (ABHK). ABHK is a sustainable solution that will diversify electric generation in Kansas and help power the state’s growing demand for energy using Abengoa Bioenergy’s state-of-the-art, integrated bio-refinery technology and Mid-Kansas’ service capabilities.

An agreement between Abengoa Bioenergy and Mid-Kansas has been signed identifying the terms of a power purchase agreement for 75 megawatts of base load electricity. The electricity will be generated at the electric generation and cellulosic ethanol plant to be constructed in Stevens County, Kan., and will use biomass from crop residue as a fuel source.

The facility will be constructed at a cost of $550 million and have the capability to generate electricity and produce cellulosic ethanol. The cellulosic ethanol facility will produce 15 million gallons of ethanol per year and use corn stover, wheat straw and switchgrass as fuel inputs. The plant will use 2,500 tons of biomass daily to produce ethanol and electricity. Start-up operations are expected in 2012.

The construction project will require nearly 100 full-time jobs during the 24-month construction period, generating $17 million in construction wages.

Once constructed, the plant will require approximately 90 full-time employees and will purchase $13 million of biomass annually from area farmers and purchase more than $3 million of other goods and services locally. The plant will pay $4.5 million in wages annually when operational, and it is expected that more than 50 additional jobs will be needed for biomass procurement. The plant will consume 10 percent to 12 percent of biomass within a 50 mile radius of the plant.

The contract calls for Mid-Kansas to purchase all electricity from the facility for a 20-year contract period with rights to extend for additional years. Pioneer Electric Cooperative Inc. will provide retail electric service to the facility.

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Liberal Police Make Arrest In Aggravated Assault
LHS Graduation Scheduled for Saturday Morning
Charges Filed In Dodge City Mans Death
Liberal Farmer's Market Looking For Vendors
Hays Out Scores LHS Softball 41-0
Liberal Police To Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign
Mariga and Paulas Named to NJCAA All American Teams
Redskins Win WAC Track
8 States To Get Additional Drought Aid
City Bus To Add New Route In June
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
Bishop Carroll Makes Quick Work of Liberal
Wednesday's Regional Scores
Texas County TSET Receives Grant Funding
Andover Central Sheds Liberal's Upset Bid
Liberal Police To Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign
Memorial Day Services Scheduled In Liberal
Lady Saints Announce Summer Camp
Mariga and Paulas Named to NJCAA All American Teams
Liberal Farmer's Market Looking For Vendors
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group