Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  66°
High 91°
Wednesday
Low  67°
High 98°
Thursday
Low  65°
High 88°
Friday
Low  64°
High 82°
Saturday
Low  63°
High 87°
Sunday
Low  65°
High 89°
Monday
Low  67°
High 95°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 71°  
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
Amtrak Passengers Join Lawsuit In Derailment Case
Syracuse Man Killed In Accident
Bee Jays Break Through in Blowout Win  
USD 480 Classified Staff and Administrators Receive Raise
Suspicious Grass Fire In Guymon
House Fire In Guymon
Supreme Court Orders Explanation of Haskell County Vacancy
KS Senate Committee Approves Education Funding Plan
KS Sen. Candidate To Hold Meet and Greet
SCCC Trustees Wrap Up Fiscal Year
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Texas County, State Of Oklahoma Race Results
Thompson named KDOT Director of Operations
City Commission Meets, Approves a Rezone of Property
Beaver OK Mom Graduates Basic Training
Cimarron Regional Advisory Committee to Meet in Liberal
Wheat Harvest Continues Across The State
Gov. Brownback Signs School Funding Bill
Guymon Hotel Makes Historic Registery
All City and County Offices Will Be Closed
Kiwanis Offer Georgia Peaches
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 Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2016 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