Bioenergy

New Mexico Ethanol Facility Expands Production

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation began a 15 million gallon per year expansion to its ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico. Financing for the expansion is being provided through Industrial Revenue Bonds approved and issued by the city of Portales, and when completed, the plant will process over 11 million bushels of grain sorghum into 30 million gallons of ethanol and approximately 90,000 tons of distillers grains annually. Abengoa Bioenergy designed the expansion of the Portales facility and will coordinate the construction. Currently, 81 ethanol plants nationwide have the capacity to produce nearly 3.6 billion gallons annually. There are 16 ethanol plants and 2 major expansions under construction with a combined annual capacity of over 750 million gallons.