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New Kansas Ethanol Plant Turning Crop Residue into Fuel

The new Abengoa cellulosic ethanol plant near Hugoton, KS (Photo by Bryan Thompson)

Five months after its grand opening, a massive new-generation ethanol plant in the southwest corner of Kansas is undergoing final adjustments, as it prepares to begin full-scale production. The plant, built by a Spanish company with financing from the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to produce clean-burning fuel—from the bits and pieces of crops left in farmers’ fields after harvest. Heartland Health Monitor’s Bryan Thompson has more on the new Kansas plant and the environmental claims being made about it.

New Kansas Ethanol Plant Turning Crop Residue into Fuel

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