Society increasingly demands personalized, economic and sustainable services and products. Digitization, automation, advanced materials, connectivity ... are terms that the 4.0 industry adopts to satisfy its customer. The manufacturers of stoves, fireplaces and boilers are getting involved in present more efficient and intelligent solutions, aimed at a new more conscious consumption of the use of energy and interested in participating in its management in real time.
The forecasts of the sector at European level point to a sustained growth in number of facilities in the next few years, while providing for the improvement in energy efficiency of all the equipment, adapting to new directives, such as Ecodesign or Emissions, in order to generate more and more energy with the same amount of biomass and guaranteeing supply security in the face of the inevitable depletion of fossil resources.
Expobiomasa is, without a doubt, the perfect showcase for technology, innovation and innovation, proof of this is our commitment to the promotion of the firms and the delivery of more than 80.000 euros over these years, to the winning candidates of the Innovation Award for their involvement in the continuous improvement in the sector and the adaptation to the new demands of consumers.
All professionals, companies and public or private entities of the sector interested in concurring with their projects, products or services to the Expobiomasa Innovation Award they can present their candidacy without exclusion. The candidates for the prize may participate regardless of their presence at the fair Expobiomasa. The call, as already happened in recent editions, is thus open to all interested parties, so that it is no longer an essential requirement to be an exhibitor to access the competition.
La Spanish Association of Energy Valorization of Biomass, as organizer of the contest, tries to promote with this call the innovation in the sector and to gather a complete and varied sample of technological novelties.
The award maintains its objective of contributing to the revitalization of the sector through the recognition of initiatives that enhance its economic development. Once again, a single category is established, in which a Prize and two Accésits will be awarded, with 2.000 € and 500 € respectively. Once again, the information provided in each of the candidatures that attend the Prize, will be promoted by different means and through a dossier that will be published on the official website in advance of the celebration of the event, and that will be distributed among the media. collaborators and specialized press to promote its dissemination prior to the fair.
Expobiomasa is, without a doubt, the perfect showcase for technology, innovation and innovation, proof of this is our commitment to the promotion of the firms and the delivery of more than 80.000 euros over these years, to the winning candidates of the Innovation Award for their involvement in the continuous improvement in the sector and the adaptation to the new demands of consumers. In addition to the technological component and the degree of innovation, the applications will also be submitted to criteria of originality, applicability and energy saving, to determine the winning option.
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The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 in May.
The first public-private biomass heat network in Galicia is inaugurated. This system will provide heating and sanitary hot water to several public centers, the Residencia de Mayores and the Hotel Vía Argentum in its first phase.
The Enerxético Institute of Galicia (Inega) granted an aid of 653.270 euros for this project. It is 80% of its total cost, 816.587. The City Council contributed the remaining 163.000.
It will have a power of 1 MW and in the first phase will be placed almost 2 kilometers of pre-installed pipe. It will allow an economic saving of 81.000 annual euros in the first phase, and of 93.000 when the second phase is ready, avoiding the emission of more than 340 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.
SCHOTT ROBAX® invites you to take a look at the future at Expobiomasa, the fair held in Valladolid from the 24 to the 26 in September of 2019. The German firm has 15.500 employees in 34 countries and comes to Expobiomasa (pavilion 4 / stand 465) to "captivate" visitors with the latest developments related to their special glasses and glass-ceramics.
The serial production of ROBAX® glass-ceramic panels began 40 years ago and since then more than 100 million units have been sold. Expobiomasa visitors will be able to experiment at the SCHOTT ROBAX® stand with the innovations that have made the brand famous, and will continue to do so in the future.
ROBAX® TrueView, designed for those who like to enjoy a clear vision of the flame in chimneys. A glass-ceramic panel with an anti-reflective coating on both sides prevents reflections from the surroundings of the chimney. In this way the user is assured of the best possible view of the flame, almost as in an open fireplace but with the security of being protected by a glass ceramic panel.
For creative minds: ROBAX® IR Max. A glass-ceramic thermo-reflective panel with a wide range of screen printing combining with all the available decorative colors. This also includes three designs with metallic effect that can combine two colors of serigraphy each. The glass-ceramic panel with coating reflects up to seven times more thermal radiation to the combustion chamber than the uncoated glass-ceramic panels. This is valid for infrared (IR) radiation in the wavelength spectrum between 800 and 8000 nanometers.
ROBAX® Magic interior liners with Signature Impressions allows fireplace manufacturers to create completely new flame designs and effects; a new collection of colors and surface color designs that create new visual effects. The flames seem larger and the combustion chamber deeper. Unlike other materials for interior lining do not suffer any discoloration. The panels offer excellent reflection and have a modern look. At Expobiomasa you can see several design examples that offer customers a wide range of possible combinations.
"In addition we have prepared a surprise for the restless and curious designers of chimneys in our stand. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness on site and exclusively the prototype of a global innovation, "says Stefan Hergott, Head of Sales and Marketing at SCHOTT ROBAX®. The outdoor fireplaces that are so fashionable will also have their space at the SCHOTT stand: you can see the Fuora K fireplace from the Spartherm house. This fireplace is based on the winning design of the ROBAX® 2017 Design Award and consists of two ROBAX® Dom panels, curved round, which offer an excellent view of the fire and allow greater enjoyment of the flames.
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In the domestic range highlights the automatic pellet boiler HV, 15 kW and 22 kW power, a fully automatic boiler both in operation and cleaning. The burner is self-cleaning and you just have to empty the ash that is produced in the burner and exchanger must be removed manually. These equipments incorporate the hydraulic system with high efficiency electronic pump, connections for room thermostat, inertia tank and many configuration possibilities to adapt to the needs of the user. You can also attach some external silos to expand the capacity of the hopper.
The range of hot air generators, with fully automatic operation and a burner in cast iron with automatic extraction of ash to external drawer. And finally, the range of motorization for external silo feeding fully configurable and specially designed for greenhouses. Francisco Muñoz, Commercial Director of Intecbio, presented to us at 2017 the latest product developments in the domestic and industrial range of the Intecbio brand, which will be in the next edition of Expobiomasa. More videos on Expobiomasa channel from YouTube
The range of hot air generators, with fully automatic operation and a burner in cast iron with automatic extraction of ash to external drawer.
And finally, the range of motorization for external silo feeding fully configurable and specially designed for greenhouses.
Francisco Muñoz, Commercial Director of Intecbio, presented to us at 2017 the latest product developments in the domestic and industrial range of the Intecbio brand, which will be in the next edition of Expobiomasa.
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From its first edition in 2006 to the last one in 2017, more 143.000 trade visitors have visited the fair, of which 9% came from different countries of the world -94 registered backgrounds-.
Most of the professional 10.000 that came from Europe were Portuguese; by proximity and because it is your "moment" to contact suppliers and find appropriate solutions to the evolution of the sector in your country.
In the next edition, Finland will be the guest country and will have a special day for their companies, as has already happened with Portugal, Austria and Denmark. Finland has already been present in previous editions of Expobiomasa with the aggregate participation of several companies. Even in the first edition of the fair, the first Finnish Hispano Seminar was held as a previous event.
The international success at European level of the event, organized by the Spanish Association for Biomass Energy Valorization, is due to the support and collaboration of entities such as the European Biomass Association, the World Biomass Association, the Commercial Offices of the Embassies from Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, among others.
And also thanks to the collaboration of specialized international media and European events together with those that we promote trade missions, such as Elmia Wood (Sweden), EnergieSparmesse (Austria), Bois Energie (France) or Progetto Fuoco (Italy).
An IMPORT-EXPORT business opportunity
According to official statistics on Spanish international trade (DataComex) and other official sources, the headings in which stoves, inserts and biomass boilers are added are evolving positively in the last 10 years.
Although Spain exports equipment, especially to France and Portugal, it is still a host country of biomass technology and equipment. It mainly imports from Italy and China, although imports of equipment from Portugal, Austria, Denmark, France or Belgium are significant.
This situation of export balance has become negative, it is understandable due to the notable increase in new biomass facilities in our country in recent years.
The presence of Spanish firms is the majority, with more than 800 brands in total since the first edition of the event. It is also worth noting the participation of 154 Italian firms, 89 of Portugal, 80 German firms, 54 Austrian and 41 Danish exhibitors.
Like those from Europe, many Spanish companies have taken advantage of the event to increase their international business, bringing solutions and technology to professionals not only in Spain but also to those from almost one hundred countries.
Because of this international character, in addition to its technological specialization for the energy use of biomass, Expobiomasa is recognized by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Spain as an international fair.
The Government Board of the City of Sant Antoni approved the May 10 the contracting of the installation of a biomass boiler to supply the needs of the sports complex Can Coix. The tender for this project has been called for 292.526 euros. This action will involve the installation of a thermal generator (boiler) of forest biomass chips to replace the current gas generator in the municipal pool. The execution of this project will reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and CO2 emissions.
Pellet stoves in Europe: more and more.
The European trend regarding the installation of new pellet stoves is very positive. Based on the data from the Statistical Report prepared by Bioenergy Europe, we can estimate that sales increased by 16% between 2016 and 2017. At the end of 2017 there were more than 4,6 in Europe of pellet stoves running thanks to annual sales that exceeded the 570.000 units.
Highlights the evolution in the Mediterranean countries, especially in Italy, which has 2,6 millions of stoves running and leads sales for 10 years ago with 180.000 units sold in 2017, an 6% more than the previous year. One stove was sold for each Italian 340.
It is followed by France, which counted at the end of 2017 with 740.000 pellet stoves functioning. The increase in sales in 2017 with respect to the previous year was 35%, setting a record when selling almost 144.000 stoves, one stove for each French 465.
Spain had, at that time, with 220.000 operating pellet stoves. Sales grew by 19%, 43.000 stoves sold, one for each Spanish 1.145.
In Europe they operate close to one million boilers for domestic use with nominal power lower than 50kW. In 2017, sales increased by 7,5%, until reaching 82.000 units sold.
Germany, with more than 265.000 biomass boilers running, and Italy, with 115.000 boilers, currently lead sales figures with 15.000 units per year.
However, Austria, with 125.000 boilers, the country with the best Tatio per inhabitant to have one boiler for each Austrian 70.
Spain had in 2017 with close to 16.000 pellet boilers for domestic use. That same year, 2.200 was sold, an 9,5% more than the previous year.
Spain v. Finland
The distribution of equipment types follows inverse trends in northern European countries and Mediterranean countries.
Comparing Finland and Spain, we see that the Nordic country has a ratio of boilers per inhabitant equal to the one we have in Spain of stoves per inhabitant; When comparing the proportion of stoves per inhabitant in the Scandinavian country, it is observed that it is equal to the proportion of boilers per Spanish.
The leading companies in the sector in Europe will be present at the next edition of EXPOBIOMASA.
Comfortable, renewable, economic and ecological.
Thanks to the higher consumption of biomass in Europe, it is being possible to improve forest management by making part of the underutilized natural resources productive from the mass consumption of fossil fuels. Bioenergy has become an effective tool that fights against rural depopulation and the abandonment of European forests. The new use of biomass as a source of renewable energy, in a comfortable and more economical way, is causing without any doubt, the recovery and considerable improvement of all the European forests, while reducing the abandonment of them and , therefore, the risk of forest fires.
The most important renewable in Europe.
Bioenergy contributed the 10,5% of gross final energy consumption in Europe in 2016, two thirds of the total contribution of Renewable Energy. The reason is that it is an optimal solution, in fact, thanks to the efforts of thousands of SMEs, professionals and consumers, its contribution to the European Energy Mix has doubled. Specifically, providing the 17% of the heating in Europe, the 6% of electricity and the 7% of transport in the form of biofuels.
In 2016, biomass consumption in Europe was equivalent to 116 million tons of oil, mobilizing some 56.000 million euros in the European Economies. According to the projections of the different Member States of the EU, 2020 is expected to grow by 21% compared to 2016.
The energy that generates the most employment in Europe.
In 2016, around 659.000 people worked directly and indirectly in the bioenergy sector in the EU-28. Being the solid biomass the one that generates more than half of these jobs, since the different processes of the chain of supply of biomass realizes inside our territories, from the recolección of the raw materials, until the final production of the green energy.
Fuentes: AVEBIOM and Bioenergy Europe Statistical Report 2018
Antonio Molina, General Director of Panadero presents us the Denia Stoves brand that they have developed specially directed to the specialist channel and with a different and careful conception for a more demanding public.
Careful and attractive designs, large format stoves for a good view of the fire, incorporation of stone and dark glasses define Denia Stoves.
As an example, the Elyps stove, an elliptical-shaped stove, with three-sided fire view, curved glass and in the upper part it has a silk-screened glass that gives it a special touch, with the excellence of the quality that Denia Stoves always offers. .
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The Spanish Association of Biomass Energy Valorization (Avebiom) joins the tendency of most EU countries to guarantee the quality of biomass installation companies and has launched the first seal of (IBC). It is a brand that supports the quality and specialization of companies in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of thermal biomass installations.
The objective is to offer the client guarantees of quality and control of the facilities and to be able to differentiate in the market the companies that execute their work professionally. In addition, it involves the implementation of a register of certified companies, which will be available to users, with the possibility that customer satisfaction can be measured through a system of direct evaluation.
According to the statistics of the Ministry of Industry, in Spain there are more than 30.000 companies trained to perform thermal installations in buildings (RITE). According to AVEBIOM estimates, an 27% of these has operated with biomass equipment at least once.
The seal has been launched in collaboration with the Construction Institute of Castilla y León, which acts as a certification entity throughout the national territory.
To obtain the seal, the installers have to meet a series of defined requirements regarding their organization, the degree of specialization, the demonstrated experience, the conditions of service provision, the response to the client, the availability of qualified technical personnel and the material resources available.
Among other requirements, there is also the commitment to inform the customer of the ideal conditions in which the installation and maintenance must be carried out, as well as advising to choose the most efficient technical solution; and the obligation to deliver a detailed invoice in accordance with the approved budget.
Five companies in the process of certification
At present, there are already five companies that have initiated the procedures to obtain the IBC certificate:
Heat Erbi. Energy Services Company (ESE) accredited by the IDAE. It is headquartered in Ponferrada (León) and operates in Castilla y León, Asturias, Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and Madrid. It is a company committed to the quality of the facilities, through the training of its teams of installers and the choice of the best suppliers of equipment and components, and always with special attention to the quality of the biofuel. In fact, it is a pellet distributor company with ENplus certification. Currently, Erbi covers more than 300 facilities, mainly media and large users.
Bioloxa. An ESE company accredited by the IDAE, which carries out its activity from 2015 in Andalusia and Extremadura. Committed to quality and the environment, it helps companies and administrations to make the energy transition and is committed to a green and circular economy. Currently, it covers a comprehensive energy management system for a variety of installations, mainly small and medium-sized users, and seeks to promote heat networks in small municipalities with nearby forest resources or agricultural remains.
Gebio. An ESE company vertically integrated, with which it has its own means for production, distribution, engineering, installation and maintenance of its facilities with which it performs energy sales services. Enabled in the IDAE Biomcasa Program, it currently manages more than 80 facilities in Spain and Portugal, with its own telemanagement and maintenance service.
Calordom. Business group of family origin, with more than 80 years of experience as suppliers of energy services oriented to the maintenance of boiler rooms, solar panels or gas oil and gas supplies, among others. 30 has been working on environmental issues for years and is a pioneer in the implementation of renewable energies throughout Spain and especially in the Valencian Community. Of his activity it is possible to emphasize the supply of bone of olive as a source of thermal energy, fuel that gives heat to more than 20.000 families from Madrid, what supposes more than 80% of the final users of the company.
Biomaser. Company dedicated to the design, installation and sale of biomass and renewable energy systems, based in Benavente (Zamora). It operates mainly in the Community of Castilla y León, where it is the distributor of the ENplus A1 Ecofogo pellet. It manages more than a thousand installed equipment, most of which is domestic, which demands a quality product and a committed after-sales service.
The Swedish company, Trelleborg Wheel Systems has announced that it will completely redesign the manufacturing process of its tires solid. The company will do it through the introduction of an advanced biomass boiler.
Steam production is essential for the tire curing process. It is traditionally carried out in an oil boiler, which is responsible for the 11.000 tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere and affect the Climate Change and consumption of 3,5 million liters of oil consumption.
The current technology, with the new biomass boiler also will improve the efficiency of the transformation costs, reducing the impact of the fluctuation of the raw material for customers and maintaining the competitiveness of the product in the market.
The supply of biomass will be met in a sustainable manner by local producers.