AVEBIOM proposes to celebrate the 15th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and attendance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.

AVEBIOM proposes to hold the 15th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and assistance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.

Jorge Herrero, director of Expobiomasa, reasons the decision: “until now we have held the event in the fall, with the campaign “on top”; this, which during the first years was a communication shock that managed to increase sales of stoves and pellets, has now changed with the maturity reached by the market.”

And it is that, today, given the increase in sales of equipment, the shortage of some components and better handling of information by customers, the sector is obliged to anticipate both the planning of the factories and the contracts for supply.                                                                                                                              

“With the change of dates we intend to help our exhibitors to improve production planning in their factories for the season and to more accurately manage their stocks for distribution. In this way they will be able to guarantee consumers the best service”, Blacksmith explains.

Restore confidence

Expobiomasa will be the largest exclusive event in the sector in 2023, not only in Spain and Portugal, but throughout Europe. AVEBIOM hopes to regain the trust of the firms and professionals who did not attend the last edition concerned about the health situation at that time.

Thanks to the rigorous security protocol established by the organization and its exquisite follow-up by the 327 exhibiting firms and the 7.480 professionals from 25 countries who attended the last edition, Expobiomasa became the best possible place to get back in touch personally and face face to face with more professionals in three days than in a whole year of commercial visits.

An event that helps improve sector planning

The advancement of the dates of the fair will help customers and suppliers to know the real situation and market trends with perspective and time to better prepare the campaign. It is foreseeable that the demand for biomass equipment will increase given the current extraordinary situation of the energy market, with the prices of fossil gas, heating oil and, especially, of electricity on a continuous rise and the fuel supply problems that are sense throughout Europe. 

At the proposal of a majority of exhibitors and members of AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association has decided to organize the next edition of Expobiomasa in the spring of 2023, thus adapting to the current rates of equipment manufacturing and installation and becoming the largest exclusive event of the sector in Europe of the year.

Biomass can be claimed today more than ever as a renewable, efficient, highly profitable, manageable and, above all, own source of energy.

We are waiting for you all again from May 9 to 11, 2023 in Valladolid!

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The new heat network with forest biomass for the buildings on the campus of the University of Valladolid in Palencia will serve the buildings on the "La Yutera" campus: ETS Engineering Agrarias, Vice-rectorate, Classrooms, Departments and the faculties of Education and Sciences of the Worked.

The new heat network with forest biomass for the buildings on the campus of the University of Valladolid in Palencia will serve the buildings on the "La Yutera" campus: ETS Engineering Agrarias, Vice-rectorate, Classrooms, Departments and the faculties of Education and Sciences of the Worked. The campus currently meets its thermal needs through individual diesel and natural gas boilers, some of which are at the end of their useful life.

The tender budget for the heat network was €1.132.028,16 and the renovation work on the thermal installation and the boiler had a budget of €185.877,93. The fossil energy replaced will be 2.677.540 kWh/year generating economic savings of more than 35% compared to current fossil costs. An annual consumption of 835 tons of G-100 forest chips is expected.

The generation plant has a fuel storage area and another heat production area. And the mobile grate technology boiler, with a thermal power of 1.650 KW, is equipped with a multicyclone and an electrofilter to minimize emissions into the atmosphere. It also has a 40.000 liter buffer tank and a 1,2 km long network. The facility has a central control post that communicates, via a new fiber optic line, with the heat exchange substations that will be located in each of the buildings connected to the network.

UVA thus manages to have a centralized renewable thermal energy supply system for the entire campus. Biomass replaces the use of imported and polluting fossil fuels with a renewable, sustainable and local source of energy that helps generate employment in rural environments, reduces energy dependence in the region and contributes to the prevention of forest fires in Castilla y León.

 

Source: www.uva.es

 

 

 

"Everything that burns in a boiler, stops burning in the forest." This is how forceful Francesc Cano is, deputy director of transfer at the Center for Forestry Science and Technology of Catalonia (CTFC). Cano refers to forest biomass that is extracted from forests to be used for energy purposes. A biomass to which more and more industries are switching due to the high price of gas.

"Everything that burns in a boiler, stops burning in the forest". This is how forceful Francesc Cano is, deputy director of transfer at the Center for Forestry Science and Technology of Catalonia (CTFC). Cano refers to forest biomass that is extracted from forests to be used for energy purposes. A biomass to which more and more industries are switching due to the high price of gas.

But nevertheless, "of the three million cubic meters of forest matter generated each year in Catalonia, only one million is used, which means that year after year we accumulate two million forest materials”, warns the CTFC expert. "Of the million cubic meters that are extracted annually, about 250.000 are firewood, about 200.000 end up transformed into pallets and the remaining 550.000 are used as biomass, especially in the form of chips and, to a lesser extent, in the form of pellets," he says. Francis Cano.

"More involvement on the part of the administrations to promote a key sector, especially with summers marked by forest fires" is one of the demands of Jordi Serra, president of the Bioenergy Cluster of Catalonia. The next summers are not going to be better. The United Nations forecasts a 30% increase in forest fires by 2050 and 50% by the end of the century.

The fact is that while the main sawmills in Catalonia began, last April, a series of stoppages in production to protest the lack of forestry raw material with which to work. A global energy crisis with fossil fuels. Biomass continues to accumulate in the forests, in the absence of new measures by the administration, and the risk of forest fires increases, with an estimated cost of putting them out at around 10.000 euros per hectare according to the calculations of the EAE Business professor School May Lopez.

The Bioenergy Cluster of Catalonia participates in @Expobiomasa

Source: www.lavanguardia.com/economia/20220802/8442181/biomasa-incendios-bosques-cataluna-fuego.html

 

At the end of 2021, 497.556 pellet stoves and boilers were operating in Spain, 74.655 more than the previous year.

At the end of 2021 they operated in Spain 497.556 pellet stoves and boilers, they are 74.655 more than the previous year. Sales of equipment for domestic use, up to 50kW of power, have increased by 40,3%. These are the data provided by www.observatoriobiomasa.es managed by the Spanish Biomass Association.

The use of biomass, and especially pellets, is one of the heating systems preferred by Spanish families. It combines the use of much cheaper energy than conventional ones such as electricity, fossil gas or diesel, to the advantages of using renewable energy of natural and local origin. The use of pellets collaborates directly in sustainable forest management because it takes advantage of the biomass of Spanish forests and contributes directly to reducing the risk of forest fires.

This record sales figure in 2021 is being surpassed by the forecasts for the sale of domestic pellet stoves and boilers in Spain this year. The reason, because despite the fact that the price of pellets is increasing considerably due to manufacturing and transport costs, the savings are much higher than before because fossil fuels, such as gas or diesel, and electricity have multiplied their prices due to international dependence on them.

Source:

www.observatoriobiomasa.es

www.avebiom.org

 

  The forestry and bioenergy sectors, the administration and conservationists warn that the use of biomass is vital for the adaptation of our mountains to climate change and thus reduce the virulence of forest fires.

 

The forestry and bioenergy sectors, the administration and conservationists warn that the use of biomass is vital for the adaptation of our mountains to climate change and thus reduce the virulence of forest fires.

The EU is preparing a new directive on renewable energy (RED III) that could include amendments that the forestry and bioenergy sector in Spain consider would go against improving the resilience of Iberian wooded masses.

The webinar organized by the Forum on Forests and Climate Change, in which Avebiom, Ence, Sacyr, the Confederation of Foresters' Organizations of Spain (COSE), the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge and the conservation organization Greenpeace participated, “Use of biomass as a strategic forestry policy in the face of climate change” was discussed

During the webinar, all the speakers were unanimous on the need to take advantage of the biomass of Mediterranean forests, particularly Spanish ones, so that they can optimally adapt to climate change and, very importantly, reduce the power and danger of forest fires. .

According to the latest National Forest Inventory (IFN), Spain has been accumulating wood in the mountains since the 90s. Every year, the mountains add 46 million cubic meters more, of which only around 40% is used (while in Europe the average is 65-70%) causing such an accumulation of biomass, and energy, which complicates, or even makes it impossible, to extinguish a fire if it starts.

RED III, immersed in the long approval process, could significantly modify the current RED II, including sustainability criteria for biomass that are even more restrictive and, from all points of view, unaffordable for Spain.

FULL NEWS AND WEBINAR AT: AVEBIOM

 

A food company in Madrid has begun to recover the single-use pallets it receives daily thanks to a chipper and a 100 kW boiler supplied by Heizomat Spain.

A Madrid food company has begun to value the single-use pallets it receives daily thanks to a chipper and to a 100 kW boiler supplied by Heizomat Spain.

Instead of piling up the pallets until the company in charge of collecting them comes, this Madrid-based company chips 12 wooden pallets every day, whose energy content is equivalent to about 80-100 liters of diesel, to heat the cleaning water.

The boiler installed by Heizomat Spain It heats a good part of the water needed for cleaning, and the rest is provided by the steam boiler that uses gas as fuel. Using an existing steam system to make hot water is common in companies, although it is very inefficient and only makes sense when gas is cheap.

This type of project is very interesting for companies that have a material that can be recovered as biofuel and has fairly short amortization periods, between 2 and 4 years.

heizomat is a partner of Avebiom

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/un-buen-ejemplo-de-ahorro-gas-en-una-empresa-alimentaci%25C3%25B3n-/?trackingId=rALenCaz%2B10stj5U0%2BY6pw%3D%3D

 

The biomass plant, promoted by DH Ecoenergías and Ferrovial, will be operational in the spring of 2024 with the forecast that it will reach between 7.000 and 10.000 homes in the capital of Ávila.

Biomass silver, promoted by DH Ecoenergías and Ferrovial, will be operational in the spring of 2024 with the forecast that it will reach between 7.000 and 10.000 homes in the capital of Avila.

The project was born with the "vocation to serve the entire city", following in the footsteps of cities like Paris, where the renewable heat network has more than 500 kilometers, or Denmark, which "only knows the heat network" as a driving force to supply heating and hot water. At least, this is what the president of DH Ecoenergías, Teo López, has pointed out. “We are not wrong, we are on the right path, but it is difficult”, he pointed out.

With this objective, DH Ecoenergías and Ferrovial have laid the "first stone" of a project that will entail a private investment of more than 30 million euros and creating 230 jobs, both in the infrastructure construction phase and in its maintenance.

The renewable thermal energy network will help "eradicate the use of gas and diesel" by reducing the bill by 25%" and, in addition, "reduce some 30.000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions".

Likewise, this biomass energy network “will allow to clean the mountains”, and thus “reduce the risk of fires in a province like Ávila, where fires are always a threat”.

This project is a "milestone" that will reduce the "environmental impact of the city", in addition to "guaranteeing the comfort of citizens and making the supply of heat independent of the uncertainty and fluctuations of international markets". For David Pocero, from Energy Efficiency at Ferrovial Energy Solutions, this biomass network “will guarantee efficiency, sustainability and security of supply”.

The event, where the "first stone" of the biomass plant was laid, which "will be transparent" and its projection will be "a source of pride for all Avila residents", was attended by the Deputy Minister for the Environment, Housing and Planning of the Territory, Rubén Rodríguez Lucas, who, together with the mayor and the presidents of DH Ecoenergías and Ferrovial, has buried a time urn.

 

FULL NEWS: https://avilared.com/art/63481/la-planta-de-biomasa-empezara-a-calentar-hogares-en-la-primavera-de-2024

 

 

Consumers who wish to purchase a biomass stove to heat their home must choose between two fundamental options: wood stoves and pellet stoves. They are efficient heating systems that have numerous advantages

Consumers who wish to purchase a biomass stove to heat their home must choose between two fundamental options: wood stoves and pellet stoves. They are efficient heating systems that have numerous advantages

Heating systems that work with biomass are gaining more and more ground in the market. This is due to its multiple advantages such as its high calorific value, its economical price and its ecological fuel that does not harm the environment.

Characteristics of the wood stove

The wood stove is a heating device that uses wood as fuel. The wood stove has changed a lot since its creation and currently offers modern and innovative models that have a high calorific value. Wood stoves are an economical and ecological option, since they pollute much less than other conventional heating devices.

En Ecoforest, have three different models of wood stoves that stand out for their functionality, easy maintenance and high safety. In addition, they work with an ecological fuel and with a minimum environmental impact. The Ecoforest, Eco 70/80/90, Ecoglass 70/80/90 and Arles wood stove models, meet high quality standards and with designs that adapt to the needs of their customers.

Features of the pellet stove

The pellet stove is a heating device that uses pellets as fuel. Pellets are an ecological biomass fuel, economical and convenient to store, since they do not take up much space. Pellet stoves are one of the best heating systems that exist today, which is why they have become so popular in recent years.

At Ecoforest, they have a wide range of pellet stoves of different sizes and powers. Air pellet stoves are those designed to heat the room in which they are installed. Within this type of stoves, at Ecoforest they have several models ranging from 12 kW to 14 kW.

Read full news at: CONSTRUNARY

You can see the different models of stoves and catalog of ECOFOREST en EXPOBIOMASA 2023

ENSO will develop, build and manage the largest biomass cogeneration plant in Spain for the ACOR cooperative, owner of the largest sugar beet plant in Spain, and a member of AVEBIOM for several years.

ENSO will develop, build and manage the largest biomass cogeneration plant in Spain for the ACOR cooperative, owner of the largest sugar beet plant in Spain, and a member of AVEBIOM for several years.

ENSO will invest 70 million euros in the construction of the largest biomass cogeneration plant in Spain and will manage it under the modality of energy services for the agricultural cooperative ACOR. The plant will cover all your process steam and electricity needs, increasing your competitiveness and allowing you to advance in your decarbonization process.

On June 14, the project was presented in an official ceremony at the ACOR facilities in Olmedo, Valladolid, chaired by Jesús Posadas, president of ACOR, and attended by Mario Armero, president of ENSO; Elías Hernández, CEO of ENSO; the Regional Ministers for the Environment and Agriculture of Castilla y León, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones and Gerardo Dueñas; and the Deputy Minister of Economy, Carlos Martín Tobalina.

The investment will be around 70 million euros and has the collaboration of the Castilla and leon meetingthrough the public company Somacil, attached to the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Territory Planning.

The president of AVEBIOM, Javier Díaz, is sure that “this project is going to be a milestone for the energy recovery of biomass in agribusiness; a spearhead to encourage other companies to abandon fossil fuels for a local, abundant and reliable source of energy that allows full decarbonization in a profitable way”.

Construction of the biomass cogeneration plant will begin in early 2023 on ACOR land adjacent to its beet processing facilities. It will have 80 MWt of power and will produce 346.000 tons of reheated process steam and 45.000 MWh of electrical energy for self-consumption per year. The plant will give direct work to 30 people and indirect work to another 60, related to the supply of biomass.

The plant will consume 90.000 tons per year of forest biomass of sustainable origin certified under the European SURE scheme and will avoid the emission of 60.000 tons per year of CO2. In the future, the members of the cooperative could provide part of the biomass used as biofuel and also use the combustion ashes as fertilizer on their farms.

Elías Hernández, CEO of ENSO, estimated that, with the current price of natural gas, the biomass plant would allow ACOR to save 60% on its energy bill.

Jesús Posadas, president of ACOR, clarified that, although the announcement of its construction coincides with a crucial moment in the energy sector in Europe and also in Spain, the plant was already foreseen in the strategic plan of the agricultural cooperative two years ago to reduce the costs for the emission rights of its industrial activity and increase its competitiveness. Posadas thanked the involvement of the three ministries of the Junta de Castilla y León in this project.

The president of ENSO, Mario Armero, pointed out that having access to affordable, independent of external conflicts and green energy is a competitive advantage for companies, and encouraged greater public-private collaboration to promote more projects such as ACOR's. In his opinion, Castilla y León is an attractive region to invest in energy.

The Minister of Agriculture and the Deputy Minister of Economy highlighted the strategic importance of agribusiness in Castilla y León and assured that the Board is committed to improving its competitiveness and "making the economy circulate". For his part, the Minister for the Environment pointed out that ACOR is a worldwide example of environmental commitment and competitiveness in agribusiness and reviewed the advantages of biomass as a source of energy: autochthonous, non-relocatable, renewable, creator of rural employment and population fixer. Lastly, he stressed the Board's commitment to expanding the use of biomass in urban heat networks.

ENSO participates in EXPOBIOMASA

Source : AVEBIOM