Spanish multinational company Abengoa has opened its waste-to- bioethanol demonstration plant in Babilafuente, in the province of Salamanca, Spain.

Abengoa noted that the new plant will use Waste-to-Biofuels technology to produce advanced biofuels from municipal solid waste, by using a fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis treatment.

This waste-to- bioethanol facility has a capacity to convert 25,000t of municipal solid waste into 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as fuel.

Commenting on the facility, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sánchez Ortega said the new plant demonstrates the company’s commitment to technological research and innovation.

Meanwhile, bioethanol is a renewable and clean source of energy that helps to lower the dependency on fossil fuels, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions per kilometer travelled by 70%.

Abengoa provides technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors in Spain and internationally.