Telvent Selected to Supply Distributed Control System for First-of-its-Kind Biomass Plant

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Hugoton, Kansas will be site of fist-ever commercial-scale biomass refinery

Telvent, part of Schneider Electric

Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has been selected to design, manufacture and program a distributed control system for Hugoton, Kan., second generation biomass plant, the first commercial-scale cellulosic biomass refinery in the world.

Using Telvent solutions will allow operators to control and supervise all plant processes and respond to current operating conditions. As the first ever commercial-scale cellulosic biomass plant, advanced simulation and technical support will also be provided to develop the programming model and estimate the behavior of the facility under various scenarios, maximizing efficiency and allowing operators to optimize new operating procedures and identify responses to potential issues in advance.

Instead of corn or sugar cane, the plant will use cellulosic biomass or plantfiber to produce bioethanol. The project represents a significant step forward in sustainability as the first facility capable of producing bioethanol from non-food products on a commercial scale.

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Telvent’s best-in-class services and solutions continue to help our customers implement the world’s most complex and demanding technologies. Working on projects like this biomass plant furthers our commitment to the development of renewable energy sources.”

Telvent’s extensive experience in the European bioenergy field made it the ideal partner for this Hugoton project. Telvent is a leader in developing and implementing solutions for the operation of advanced renewable energy facilities.

About Telvent

Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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