Abengoa Bioenergy defends itself in legal disputes

By | January 10, 2008
Sedgwick County (Kansas) District Court is becoming familiar with Abengoa Bioenergy, defendant in two separate cases. Alison McKenney Brown, city attorney for Colwich, Kan., told EPM that local citizens and/or businesses are pursuing legal action against Abengoa to revoke the zoning permit that allows the company to expand its 20 MMgy ethanol plant in Colwich. Process technology provider ICM Inc. also has a pending lawsuit against Abengoa and the city of Colwich over a disputed access road that Abengoa claims is private, but ICM has used it for years to haul equipment in and out of its manufacturing headquarters.