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Abengoa supports the use of biofuels in rally cars

November 22, 2012

  • The company will sponsor a rally team by supplying bioethanol e85.
  • This initiative will demonstrate the efficiency and high performance of this fuel.

Seville, November 22, 2012. Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, will sponsor the Club Deportivo Hernán Rally Team (CDHRT) by supplying it with e85 biofuel. The presentation ceremony took place in Peguerinos (Avila), in the Cumbres de Guadarrama national park.

Abengoa will collaborate by supplying e85 fuel for the Mitsubishi EVO 9 R4 rally car driven by the Madrid racing driver Alberto Hernán, who will take part in the RACE rally in the Madrid region.

E85 comprises 85% ethanol and 15% petrol and can be used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFV), specifically designed for this type of fuel. There are currently 35 private and public supply points of e85 available across Spain.

The main advantage of e85 lies in its bioethanol content, which makes the fuel more resistant, giving better engine performance thanks to its high percentage. The high bioethanol content also significantly reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and makes a substantial contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy dependency.

Abengoa is confident that this initiative will be the first step in popularizing the use of ethanol in private vehicles, as in other countries.

Abengoa is the largest bioethanol producer in Europe; one of the largest producers in the USA and Brazil; and the only producer in the world with production facilities on these three continents. The company is also a leader in the development of new technologies for producing cellulosic ethanol, which takes place at its demonstration plant in Salamanca, Spain. This has led to the development of a commercial-scale biomass plant in Hugoton (USA), which Abengoa is currently constructing together with the US Department of Energy.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG) is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. (www.abengoa.com)

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