At 2019 Expobiomasa, edit a magazine with all the information of the fair and of the biomass sector.
- Calendar of Events from Expobiomasa.
- Exhibitor Listings for products and services.
- Plano of the fair.
- All information about the sector in Spain
You can download it in this link (PDF. 20 megabytes.)
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic ChallengeThrough the Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE), has approved the first calls for aid in the package to finance innovative renewable technology projects. More than 181 millones de euros to support initiatives in seven regions of Spain:
- CASTILLA LA MANCHA
They remain to be assigned to the Autonomous Communities another 131 Million in aid for the installation of electricity generation and thermal energy (heating) with renewable sources, which supports photovoltaic, wind, biomass and renewable gas projects.
The associated companies in AVEBIOM and AEBIG are already preparing numerous projects before the imminent publication of the calls.
Calordom, one of the Energy Services Companies specialized in supplying RENEWABLE HEATING with biomass to neighborhood communities already serves 27.000 families in the country with a growth of 40% in the last five years.
It is undoubtedly one of the pioneering companies promoting the biomass heating system in neighboring communities. They are in charge of transforming the boiler room and supplying heating to their clients in Madrid and Castilla y León using 44.000 tons of biomass annually, of which 73% is pellets.
It has recently opened headquarters in León to help replace old coal fires with modern renewable energy installations that in addition to fighting climate change generates hundreds of jobs in the biomass producing regions. In fact, Calordom already directly employs 160 people.
Aware that all coal heaters must disappear in 2022, they have joined objectives and commercial relations with two other large companies, the Catalan GME and the Leonese Combustibles Garbosa. A trio with a combined turnover of 900 million euros.
Vermeer Corporation (Vermeer), a leading American manufacturer represented by VERMEER ESPAÑA that is expanding its line of recycling products with the addition of the new TR5300EM trommel screen. It is driven by a 44,7 kW electric motor fan-cooled for industrial use and offers a drum speed of 0-24 revolutions per minute (rpm) optimal for handling BIOMASS and multiple types of materials such as compost or topsoil. The TR5300EM is very quiet and has a low entry hopper with a 4,2 m3 capacity.
The drum is 4,6m long and 1,6m in diameter to optimize material processing and offer a high quality end product. Quick-change screens and quick-change drum make size adjustments quick and easy. The TR5300EM also features multiple access doors to assist with servicing and a set of double-hinged doors on both sides of the machine for full access to the drum at ground level.
The TR5300EM is equipped with automatic flaps to help contain material and reduce spillage and can be equipped with various optional accessories, including a grid to sort oversized material and a magnetic head pulley to remove unwanted metal.
The Solid Biofuels Map 2020 prepared by AVEBIOM, and updated in September 2020, shows the location and data of 83 pellet, 61 chip and 25 olive stone factories inventoried in the last year in Spain. It also collects information from 59 pellet, chip and bone centers in Portugal, and from 32 pellet plants in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
Currently, there are 37 plants and 28 certified distribution companies in the ENplus® quality seal.
How to get the Map
With the next issue of Biomass News, which is distributed by mail in October, will be delivered a poster of 100 x 70 cm with the Map.
It also can download in PDF. (last update: September 2020)
The IDAE has approved the first calls for the package of 316 million to finance innovative projects of renewable technologies in Andalusia, Principality of Asturias, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, Madrid and Murcia.
The distribution of the first 181 million euros of the package has been agreed with the autonomous communities and will serve to mobilize an additional private investment of about 551 million in electricity and thermal generation projects, generate local employment and avoid the emission of more than 712.000 equivalent tons of CO2 per year.
Distribution of funds by autonomous communities
- Andalusia: € 124,30 M
- Principality of Asturias: € 10,00 M
- Castilla-La Mancha: € 8,13 M
- Catalonia: € 7,00 M
- Extremadura: € 16,70 M
- Community of Madrid: € 11,10 M
- Murcia: € 3,75 M
Regarding technologies, the distribution grants biomass € 35,70 million, renewable gases € 22,00 million and heat networks € 0,75 million.
The calls for grants will define the specific eligible technology typologies, adapted to the needs of each region and agreed with their authorities.
The evaluation of the projects will take into account criteria linked to the just transition, the demographic challenge, innovation, commitment to efficiency, fight against energy poverty, promotion of strategic industrial sectors in the region or support for citizen participation in the energy system.
The grants will be resolved by competitive competition between the applications submitted, so the amounts finally allocated to each of the technologies will depend on the result of said competition, reallocating the potential surplus budgets between the different technologies.
Individuals or legal entities, public or private, may present themselves to the calls; communities of property, communities of owners, groups of communities of owners and other groups.
The program will be co-financed by European Union funds, such as the ERDF Fund, and may be reinforced with other European instruments aimed at promoting economic recovery.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Germany produced more than 1,5 million tons of wood pellets in the first half of 2020, representing an increase of 13%, 173.000 tons than the first half of 2019. With in order to meet the increase in domestic demand driven by new pellet boiler installations.
There are 163 wood pellet factories in Germany that do not stop increasing their production due to the growing demand for pellets in the country. 96,6% of the production is under European quality standards ENplusA1 and they mainly use sawdust and sawmill residues (85,8%) as starting material, although the use of wood damaged by fire or insects is increasing, which is particularly interesting for the sustainable forest managementIt is a wood that had no other commercial use.
In Germany, sales of pellet boilers have increased by 150% in the first half of 2020.
The government's environmental policies support with aid of up to 45% the investment of biomass boilers in homes and companies from this year. These aids implemented for the fight against Climate Change together with the prohibition of using fossil fuels (natural gas and diesel) from 2026 on heating systems in Germany are two of the reasons that are encouraging the installation of biomass in addition to offering to the consumers a heating system with lower and stable prices: in the first half of this year, the average was 247,41 euros per ton of pellets, which is equal to 0,0495 euros / kWh.
The last edition had as exhibitors 540 leading firms in the sector from 30 countries. You can find and contact specialized suppliers by products, activity or country in this link.
Göteborg Energi, a public company that supplies electricity and district heating to the city of Gothenburg in Sweden, converted its 110 MW boiler room from natural gas to pulverized wood changing only the burners. In this way they managed to minimize the use of fossil fuels (whose carbon tax in Sweden is € 120 per ton of CO2 emitted) by reusing the boilers.
VYNCKE performed the entire conversion using a turnkey project. Wood pellets are the fuel used in this installation. Before entering the combustion chamber it is reduced to fine particles by hammer mills and is pneumatically transported to the burners, everything is equipped with fire protection Firefly.
The resulting powder is burned in suspension in the combustion chamber of gas boilers. The ashes, which are not very abundant, are recovered 100% by the smoke filtration system.
The consumption of pellets is 500 tons per day. The facility can be fueled by truck or by boat and stored in a 5.000 m³ cylindrical silo
Heizomat partners with Siemens to equip your boilers with a new touch system to regulate your wood boilers with it.
This new system allows new possibilities for the management and control of different boiler setting parameters, while guaranteeing high reliability.
2 Herz boilers for a total of 2.000 kW, supplied by Thermosun, They will replace four diesel and gas boilers at the Ferrol Naval Hospital. They will use wood pellets as fuel, significantly reducing thermal production costs and emissions.
The Naval Hospital of the Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol is one of the most relevant health infrastructures in the Autonomous Community of Galicia and is characterized by its high demand for thermal energy in your facilities. It has a total of 314 beds, 5 operating rooms and 2 hyperbolic chambers to treat poisoning, decompression and burns.
The substitution has been promoted by the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Plan (PIEE) of the Galician Health Service (SERGAS) and the Forest Biomass Promotion Strategy for the 2014-2020 period promoted by the Xunta de Galicia.
Lithuania and its 3 million inhabitants were heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports from Russia. In 2014, When Lithuania became an EU member state, it paid the highest price for imported gas, a price considered "political" as it was not comparable to the market situation. In the meantime, indigenous biomass resources were (and still are) abundant. De 2000 a 2016, the use of biomass in the district heating sector increased from 2 % to 65 %, thus surpassing the biomass used in district heating to imported gas. The main reason for this change is the huge renewable energy resources in Lithuaniawhere the forests cover 33,2 % from the country ( 2,2 M ha). In addition, the price of using biomass for heating is up to 3 times less than the price of natural gas. The amount of biomass per capita in Lithuania is one of the highest in the European Union.
As a result, the transition from imported gas to local biomass fuel has resulted in a cost reduction for consumersas well as in a reduction of the emissions of CO2 . Also more than 7.500 people work for companies related to biomass technology, production and supply. The average salary in this sector is approximately 1,5 times higher than the average salary in Lithuania. The annual turnover of this sector is approximately 410 millions of euros.
Thanks to the rapid pace of bioenergy development, Lithuania has already reached the EU directive on incentives for the consumption of renewable energy resources. For Lithuania, the objective is to increase this participation by 23 % by 2020.