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Abengoa recognized as the leading Spanish company for international patent applications in 2012

  Abengoa recognized as the leading Spanish company for international patent
                             applications in 2012

- Abengoa is the leading Spanish company for international patent applications
for the second consecutive year.

- Abengoa has a team of 737 researchers, the largest R&D center in Spain and
the largest demonstration platform for new solar energy technologies, located
in Sanlucar la Mayor (Seville).

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company
that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy
and environment sectors, has been recognized as one of the leading technology
companies in industrial property thanks to its research, development and
innovation (R&D+i) investment in new technology. Abengoa was the number one
Spanish company in the international patent application ranking by the Spanish
Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) for 2012, and seventh among all
institutions, led by the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research
(CSIC).

Abengoa's growth model, based on technological leadership and an unwavering
commitment to research, development, innovation and technology, enables the
company to create value with new products and processes. The patents requested
and awarded protect the development of these new technologies developed in
Abengoa's main strategic areas of solar energy, biofuels and water
desalination. Furthermore, international patents enable growth in cutting-edge
markets in a globalized world, following a proprietary methodology of
prioritizing patents and regions according to their potential.

Abengoa invests nearly €100 million every year in R&D+i activities in order to
develop and validate new technologies and to protect them internationally
using patents. The company's unwavering commitment to technology and
protecting its R&D+i results, combined with the work of more than 730
researchers focused on developing and improving new technologies, has led to
significant growth in the number of patents, which currently exceeds 220
applications and awards.

Abengoa is currently a world leader in technological research and development
in every sector in which it operates. The Solucar platform in Seville, the
largest solar energy R&D+i center in the world, is just one part of its
demonstration and experimental facilities.

In its R&D+i activities, Abengoa collaborates with internationally renowned
partners and research centers in the field of energy and the environment, as
well as leading highly innovative projects that have been selected by the US
Department of Energy, the European Union and numerous entities around the
world that promote technological development.

About Abengoa

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B) applies innovative technology solutions for
sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity
from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing
drinking water from sea water. (www.abengoa.com)

Communication Department:         Investor relations

Patricia Malo de Molina Melendez. Barbara Zubiria Furest.

Tel: +34 954 93 71 11             Tel: +34 954 937 111

E-mail: communication@abengoa.com E-mail: ir@abengoa.com

                                 

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