The fourteenth edition of Expobiomasa ends in an atmosphere of renewed optimism shared by the exhibitors and the 9.596 visitors who have attended the event organized by the Spanish Biomass Association (AVEBIOM), from May 9 to 11 at the Valladolid Fair.
Javier Diaz, president of AVEBIOM, points out that “The profile of the visitor to Expobiomasa is increasingly specialized, more professional; something that the exhibitors appreciate because it makes it easier for the contacts at the fair to materialize in the form of profitable operations”.
Forest biomass suppliers and promoters of projects to generate thermal energy on an industrial scale have established their first agreements at the fair in these three days and, in the domestic heating sector, confidence has reigned in the recovery, already begun, of sales of stoves and boilers thanks to the gradual return to affordable prices for solid biofuels for consumers.
Good prospects for the pellet market and for heating networks
As a finale to three days of activity, the conference room once again reached capacity in its last two sessions, dedicated to two topics of great importance for the sector: the pellet market in Spain and Europe and the situation of heat networks with biomass in our country.
Manolis Karampinis, responsible for business development at Bioenergy Europe, highlighted that last year bioenergy, including pellets, was the most competitive form of energy in Europe, and also in Spain, despite the increase in production costs that shook the sector and pushed up consumer prices. “We have learned from our mistakes”, has exposed, “And for the next heating season we don't expect prices to rise as sharply as in 2022, as supply chains are getting organized earlier and better.”
The representatives of the most important associations in the country related to biomass -AVEBIOM, APROPELLETS, AEFECC, Bioenergy Cluster of Catalonia y Galician Biomass Cluster- have agreed with Karampinis' analysis and foresee a more balanced campaign between supply and demand in Spain for the coming season, due to easier access to raw material than the previous year and due to the stocks in the hands of users and distributors.
They also harbor the hope that the reduced VAT will be maintained for pellets and convey the need to extend its application to all solid biofuels (such as olive pits or almond shells) and also to combustion equipment and to the renewable heat supplied by ESCOs and heat networks to citizens and industry.
Biomass is the most competitive renewable energy for district heat networks
Veolia, Engie, REBI, DH Ecoenergías and Somacyl and Valladolid City Hall, builders and promoters of the largest biomass heat networks in the country, have participated in the last session, co-organized by AVEBIOM and ADHAC.
The speakers made it clear: heating networks with renewable energy, and especially those that use biomass as the main source, are a perfect solution to profitably and efficiently decarbonise cities. But its deployment on a large scale and faster than the current one requires a specific regulatory framework, more information to citizens about the economic and environmental advantages, and a greater number of companies technically trained to tackle projects from start to finish.
ADHAC presented its report on heat networks showing that 8 out of 10 work with renewable energy and that 76% of them use biomass.
Expobiomasa 2023 in figures
9.500 professional visitors, 20% more than in 2021
460 exhibiting firms from 34 countries, dedicated to the manufacture of forestry machinery, solid biofuel and pellet industries, manufacturers, distributors and installers of air conditioning systems, promoters of heat networks, engineering, auxiliary industry, energy service companies and groups investment.
The energy that an industry needed for its production processes or a neighborhood community or a hotel to heat its residents in 2022 was 4,6 times more expensive if it was obtained with gas than if wood chips were used.
Domestic pellet consumers, for their part, saved 44% compared to gas consumers. These are data from Eurostats and IDAE prepared by the Spanish Association of Biomass for the second semester of 2022 in Spain.
When in the summer of 2022 we saw how the energy crisis was literally running over us, the solid biofuel manufacturing sector -pellets, chips, bone...- set itself two objectives: to ensure the supply of the national market and to maintain price competitiveness against the fossil fuels.
Thus, national manufacturers and distributors controlled the volume of their exports to Central Europe, where the sale prices, despite the higher cost of transport and the consequent emissions, were much higher and the distribution centers were advancing purchases to try to avoid the collapse and an excessive rise in prices in their markets.
The vertiginous increase in the costs of electricity -in August 2022, one of the months with the highest production in pellet factories in Spain, the cost of electricity multiplied by five compared to the previous year- and of wood at source, caused due to a much higher demand than the supply, caused the unusual rise in pellet prices, which the producers tried as far as possible not to pass on in all their magnitude to the consumers.
Now that the waters are beginning to calm down, we see that both objectives have been met: there have been enough pellets and chips for consumers and prices, despite being much higher than the previous year, have continued to maintain an appreciable differential with those of the conventional fossil fuels (electricity, gas and heating oil), confirming that biomass has been, in 2022, the most economical source of energy for heating.
The European Statistical Office, Eurostats, has published the average prices, including taxes and fees, that consumers have actually paid in Spain and in the rest of the countries in 2022 and there we once again verify that biomass is the energy source that most savings generates heating and industrial heat users, sectors that consume close to 40% of the total energy in our country.
If we look at the prices that domestic consumers we have paid for energy, including taxes, fees, caps, etc., we see that electricity has had an average price of 33,50 euro cents per kWh, gas 18,55 cents, diesel 11,34 cents and the pellet 10,38 cents per kWh. In summary: heating with gas is 44% more expensive than heating with pellets, and heating with electric radiators, for example, costs three times as much as heating with pellets.
focusing attention in large consumers such as a community of neighbors, a hotel or an industry, for example, the average price of industrial gas in the second half of 2022 reached 13,68 euro cents per kWh, double that in 2021 and triple that in 2020, compared to the unbeatable price of wood chips, whose average was 2,95 euro cents per kWh during the second half of last year.
If we look at the price that consumers pay in the end, including fixed costs, tolls, taxes and the final prices set by energy companies when the supply runs out, biomass heating is much cheaper.
The award aims to highlight the constant work towards sustainability and maintenance of forest masses, which consolidates Ence - Energía y Celulosa SA, as a leader in the research and development of best practices for their improvement.
The leadership of Ence in energy production from biomass in Spain is unquestionable; With the AVEBIOM award we want to recognize the pioneering nature of the company in the certification of the environmental sustainability of the biomass it uses through the European SURE system. Its responsible and sustainable management of agroforestry resources is, without a doubt, an example to follow.
1,6 million tons of biomass used to generate renewable energy in 2022
Ence It has more than 1.300 employees, whose work positions the company as a leader in Europe in the eucalyptus pulp sector and in the generation of renewable energy with biomass in Spain, where it achieved a production in 2022 of 2.321,1 GWh.
Ence manages more than 66.000 hectares of forest mass in Spain, of which 22% is dedicated exclusively to the protection and conservation of ecosystems. Its forest assets are 83% certified with some of the most advanced international standards in forest management and traceability and chain of custody, such as PEFC and FSC®. The biomass used for energy production has been certified under the European system SURE which guarantees the highest standards of environmental sustainability required by the EU.
In 2022, Ence produced renewable energy using more than 1,6 million tons of biomass, considerably reducing the amount of fuel from forest masses, which is probably the best forest fire prevention system in Spain.
Magnon Green Energy, the renewable energy subsidiary of Ence and associated with AVEBIOM, is the first Spanish company in the production of renewable energy with biomass. It has a total generation capacity of 266 MW in its eight power plants: three in Huelva, two in Ciudad Real, one in Córdoba, one in Jaén and one in Mérida. These are electricity generation plants that are powered exclusively by biomass of agroforestry origin from nearby environments, which contributes to the reduction of burning of the excess byproduct and the reactivation of the economy in rural areas.
On the other hand, in Ence's pulp biofactories, in Pontevedra and Navia, 112 MW are generated through its sustainable generation and cogeneration plants that ensure the energy self-sufficiency of these facilities.
It has currently launched new business initiatives linked to the forestry and bioenergy sector such as Ence Biogas and Ence Terra.
Thirteen winners precede Ence
AVEBIOM recognizes the contribution of relevant entities or people to the sustainable development of biomass for energy use since 2010.
In previous editions have received the 'Fomenta la Bioenergía' award el City Council of Tarrasa (2010) Representative (2011), the Energy Agency of Andalusia (2012), the Junta de Castilla and Leon (2013), the Office of Climate Change of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (2014), the Xunta de Galicia (2015), the public company Nasuvinsa-Navarra of Land and Housing (2016), the University of Valladolid (2017), the Give-Ciemat (2018), the Basque Energy Agency (2019) Christian rakos, president of the WBA (2020), organizations FSC y PEFC (2021)and the Badajoz Provincial Council (2022)
The award ceremony will take place at the beginning of 2024 in Valladolid, coinciding with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the association, in an event in which politicians, businessmen, scientists and representatives of society who have maintained some type of relationship with AVEBIOM during these 20 years.
The Furanflex® system offers the possibility of Rehabilitate chimneys and flues of any shape, size and length without requiring extensive masonry work. Its installation process is extremely fast, allowing the internal reconstruction of the chimneys and their immediate use in a matter of hours.
Chimneys, both built and metallic, experience a continuous process of deterioration, which is attributable not so much to the materials used but rather to the high temperatures to which they are subjected.
Likewise, the chemical reactions derived from the products and processes of combustion, regardless of the type of fuel used, also contribute to this degradation process. Chimney repair involves a significant expense and, in many cases, is accompanied by masonry work and renovations that are annoying and expensive.
The Furanflex® method involves inserting a thermosetting lining made of a composite material into the old duct. Water vapor is then injected, causing the coating to conform to the walls of the duct. Once the duct expands, the catalyzing process begins and within a few hours, the coating is completely hardened and ready for use.
The system is integrated without splices and guarantees total airtightness. Adapts to the shape and trajectory of the original duct. With a thickness of between 3 and 5 mm, the diameter of the primary duct is minimally reduced, which does not affect the chimney draft. Its hardness is comparable to that of steel, being non-combustible, resistant to corrosion and with a heat resistance capacity of up to 1.000 degrees Celsius.
Dr. Humo, a company specializing in the installation, maintenance and repair of chimneys that run on biomass, presented this product at Expobiomasa 2023, along with tools and equipment for the professional chimney sweep.
Interview with Dr. Humo
The Spanish Biomass Association, AVEBIOM, is the only association that since 2004 brings together the main economic actors in the bioenergy sector throughout the entire value chain, and whose objective is to promote the development of this business sector in Spain and contribute to increasing the consumption of biomass for energy purposes in a sustainable way.
On May 9, 10 and 11, he celebrated EXPOBIOMASA in Valladolid, the sector event that revitalizes like no other the marketing of pellet production equipment and other solid biofuels for sustainable heat generation as a measure to combat climate change and in favor of the decarbonization of energy and the bioeconomy. There have been 9.596 professional visitors, of which 85% come from outside the Valladolid province, with more than a thousand coming from other countries.
Subsequently, on October 3 and 4, the III Renewable Gas Show, in collaboration with the Spanish Biogas Association and numerous public and private entities. The result is that they doubled the participation figures of the previous edition: 3.162 Spanish professional visitors and 432 international professionals. This event tries to accelerate the start-up of projects for new biomethane production plants in Spain.
In parallel to the Hall, the 16th International Bioenergy Congress, which with 792 registered has turned Valladolid into the nerve center of a new sector that perfectly meets the postulates of the cities climate neutral.
The city of Pisuerga is positioned as the headquarters of numerous initiatives linked to bioenergy, which today provides 60% of all renewable energy consumed in Europe, more than other renewable energies combined. In fact, the Valladolid City Council considers collaboration in the activities carried out by AVEBIOM to be of utmost interest, due to their business, professional and technological nature and because it is a measure of support for the energy transition of the productive fabric, and in particular of the industrial sector of the city.
The Valladolid City Council works to promote innovation policies and support the knowledge economy, to support entrepreneurship and companies, with strategic projects to attract investment and the internationalization of the city, in addition to promoting economic cooperation relations. and commercial as well as relations with institutions and associations of an economic and commercial nature.
An action that has been key to promoting these policies has been the collaboration that exists between the City Council of Valladolid and the Spanish Biomass Association to carry out activities to promote bioenergy. In fact, the Spanish Biomass Association publicly recognized in the three events that the success of the calls is due in part to the collaboration between the association itself and the Valladolid City Council.
The company BERKES (Berkes & Burmeister & Wain Energy - B&B), which participates in Expobiomasa, has announced that it will supply the complete island of biomass boilers for ACCIONA Energy's EXTREMADURA I-LOGROSAN power plant project.
ACCIONA Energy is one of the winners of the third renewable energy auction, which took place on October 25, 2022. The biomass plant to be built will have 49,9 MW and is located in the municipality of Logrosán, in Cáceres.
The uniquely designed three-pass BWE boiler equipped with spreaders and BWE's own water-cooled vibration grate (WCVG) will accommodate woody biomass as well as woody agricultural residues. A net efficiency of over 36% is expected.
Berkes (B&B) is responsible for the design and supply of the island from the charge to the chimney, and will also carry out the supervision of the erection and commissioning.
The company from Cáceres QUEBINEX, which participated in Expobiomasa 2023, has facilitated a strategic change in energy technology in many bakeries in Extremadura, replacing diesel burners with biomass ones, which the same company designs, builds and installs.
With daily heat needs in the ovens, the savings generated by using biomass instead of diesel in a bakery is between 30 and 60% from the first day. In addition, the excellent behavior of the pellet or the olive stone compared to diesel or gas improves the quality of the breads and baked doughs, since they provide a more gradual heat that facilitates slower and more perfect cooking.
In addition to the bakery sector, the company serves other industries with thermal energy needs with burners of different powers and with other products such as biomass hot air generators, oriented, above all, to the agricultural and livestock market (farms) and for some sawmills.
Quebinex has a range of biomass burners between 20 kW and 3 MW, which can work with different solid biofuels: pellets, olive pits, almond shells, pistachios, peach pits... In addition, equipment over 150 kW They have an automatic cleaning system.
A company that extends beyond national borders.
Javier Martínez Lesmes, commercial director of Quebinex and head of the company's internationalization, explains how it has gained a presence in countries around the world since, in 2018, the company installed the first burners in neighboring Portugal in the agricultural and livestock sectors.
Its entry into France led to an expansion of its production which, since then, includes hot air generators. In 2022 they sold 10 hot air generators with a 200 kW multi-fuel burner, GT 210 BIO. In this country they have a network of partners for optimal after-sales service.
In Kenya, a 300 kW burner has already been installed in the chemical industry and they plan to manufacture twenty more. While in Uruguay and Chile they are placing burners and generators on farms, plantations, dryers, greenhouses and bakeries. At the moment they are finalizing contacts to enter the Brazilian regions of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
More recently, they have entered Morocco where they have placed 12 biomass burners in as many diesel boilers, which were not used due to the high price of diesel.
Winner in the Technological Innovation category of the 2023 Innovation Awards
The new Electronic Combustion Control (ECC) from JOTUL GROUP improves its wood stoves to continuously achieve optimal combustion by constantly evaluating combustion and regulating the air supply in a friendly way, with minimal user intervention.
In JOTUL GROUP wood-burning stoves, it regulates the input of primary (ignition), secondary (glass cleaning) and double combustion air, making decisions based on a continuous evaluation of combustion to achieve optimal results in said stoves, guaranteeing high efficiency. and the lowest possible emissions.
The user must only load firewood and light the fire. The JOTUL GROUP ECC informs the user of the ideal moment for subsequent reloading of firewood according to colored LED light codes. The stove also detects the opening of the door thanks to a sensor located on the door. The power consumption of the JOTUL ECC is minimal and allows it to function for 500 hours of service thanks to a USB-C rechargeable battery, without additional power supply. Our technology incorporates several safety measures including a function check of the air control valve before each operating cycle, allows manual operation in the event of running out of battery, and keeps the air valves open in the event of any component failure. to allow the remaining fuel to burn.
In short, this technology allows any user to obtain the best features and the lowest possible emissions from a wood-burning stove, without the need for experience in operating their stove or any other.
Diflux Pellets installation kits allow you to solve installations for the evacuation of combustion products from sealed pellet appliances combining:
- Aesthetics and space optimization of the concentric fireplace
- Quick and easy selection and installation through kit format
- Energy efficiency of the waterproof installation
Interview conducted at Expobiomasa 2023
With the modular range of two concentric walls Diflux Pellets, it is possible to combine in a single chimney, optimizing cost and space, the evacuation of combustion products and the supply of air to sealed pellet stoves and boilers. These devices, unlike the conventional atmospheric ones that take air for combustion from the room in which they are located, take it from outside, thus avoiding the need to renew the air in the room and the consequent loss of heat , achieving a more energy efficient installation.
The Diflux Pellets range has a wide variety of installation kits that allow to solve, quickly and easily, chimney installations for combustion products of sealed pellet appliances, facilitating the selection of the necessary chimney and optimizing space and cost through the kit format.
The kits include the necessary parts to cover all the possible chimney configurations that we can find:
- Smoke outlets positioned both at the rear and at the top of the appliance.
- Possibility of connecting to a pipe, accessing both through the ceiling and through the wall at different heights.
- For stoves and boilers for both condensation and dry operation.
- Specific kits for terminals.
- Kits in both stainless and lacquered finishes.
DINAK participated in EXPOBIOMASA 2023
Primato's mission is to offer cooking equipment and other elements related to modern catering, responding to the demands of mobility, while guaranteeing the maximum commitment in terms of performance and versatility. Accelerate the transition to a world of sustainable energy sources.
They are all equipment (along with the outdoor stoves) that work with our patented system that allow cooking and heating PELLETS without being prisoners of the high costs of gas and electricity.
Interview conducted at Expobiomasa 2023
PRIMATE presented its show cooking at Expobiomas 2023
- The Spanish Association of Biomass, with the support of its associates, sponsors and allies, organizes a new edition of EXPOBIOMASA from May 9 to 11, the professional fair that revitalizes commercial activity in the bioenergy sector like no other event in Spain and Portugal.
- The 14th edition of EXPOBIOMASA 2023 will bring together at the Valladolid Fair the largest offer of equipment and technologies related to the energy recovery of solid biomass that can be seen together this year throughout Europe: more than 460 exhibiting firms, 140 of them participating for first time, from 34 countries.
More than 12.000 professionals from Spain and Portugal and from 40 other countries will visit the Valladolid Fair from May 9 to 11 to learn about the latest biomass technology and contact directly with the suppliers exhibiting at the fourteenth edition of the EXPOBIOMASA fair.
In the 24.000 square meters of exhibition, the visitor to EXPOBIOMASA will be able to see the most advanced technologies and innovations related to biomass, from the latest models of stoves and boilers from the main Spanish and European manufacturers to the most efficient equipment for obtaining solid biofuels: machinery forestry and equipment for its manufacture; Along with all this technology will be the most important manufacturers and distributors of solid biofuels in Spain and Portugal and the most outstanding companies capable of executing district heating networks and power generation, cogeneration or solid biomass gasification plants.
The offer for the professional is completed by an attractive agenda of conferences and round tables on the topics that are currently influencing the future of bioenergy in Spain and in Europe: innovation, sustainability, decarbonization, solid biofuels market and development of innovative practices. with biomass that give way to new businesses both in bioenergy and in the field of bioeconomy.
Biomass currently replaces the consumption of 2.000 million liters of diesel per year thanks to 2.000.000 domestic firewood installations, more than 500.000 modernized pellet and other biomass equipment and 1.000 MW of installed electrical power. This activity employs 40.000 qualified people in a sector that continues to grow steadily and with good expectations: biomass generates 60% of the current production of renewable energy in the European Union and by 2050 it will be supplying 50% of all energy that we Europeans will consume.
Biomass remains the most competitive form of energy
With the most recent data published by Eurostats and IDAE on the average prices paid for energy by consumers in Spain in 2022, we have observed that biomass was, notably, the cheapest energy during last winter, the year of the energy crisis in Europe.
Heating an independent home with pellets has cost 44% less than using natural gas; and, if we look at large consumers, the difference is even more notable; For example, for every 10.000 euros of invoice paid by a community of neighbors that used natural gas, another community with a chip boiler only paid 2.200 euros.
Our commitment to companies and professionals in the sector
With the organization of this new edition of Expobiomasa, AVEBIOM keeps its commitment to professionals in the bioenergy sector, helping them in their commercial activity, considerably increasing the sales of the participating firms, and with the best performance of the country's economy in terms of consumption and production of renewable energy, to its decarbonization and the improvement of the competitiveness of companies.
El DUOTHERM device It allows you to regulate different heating circuits with the same or different temperatures directly from the boiler without the need for a 3-way mixing valve. Each circuit is regulated to the temperature of our needs and a different time schedule can be made. It consists of two positions:
- “Radiators” position: the 2 heating circuits have the same temperature and the temperature curves are superimposed.
- “Underfloor heating” position: allows the creation of a second “virtual” water path, thus obtaining two circuits at different temperatures.
El STOP-THERM device allows the return of heating at temperatures below 55ºC. It separates, by means of a perforated plate, two zones of water at different temperatures. The first zone, around the perimeter of the combustion chamber, will always remain at a temperature of 60ºC, while the second zone, called the mixing chamber, will change according to the needs of the installation. This transmission of energy is carried out by thermosiphon. Thanks to this device we avoid the formation of condensation and any type of corrosion, thus extending the useful life of the boiler, without the need to install a 3-way valve. Its main features are:
- anti-corrosion device
- No return temperature limitation.
- Temperature adjusted to the needs.
- Up to 30% energy savings.
Clima1000 is an integration system for pellet stoves, wood-burning fireplaces, heat pumps, hydro stoves, biomass boilers, solar thermal panels, gas boilers,... and top types of thermal generators that allow optimizing the different sources of energy.
Its strong point is the ability to select, based on both weather conditions and different temperatures, the most suitable generator, optimizing costs, generator performance and heat saved. Thanks also to Internet access, all the data that is collected and processed can be useful.
It manages up to 5 mixed heating/cooling distribution zones including the production of domestic hot water (ACS) that it manages intelligently. The system also has the following functions:
- Optimized heating/cooling management by reading the outside temperature
- Cooling management through communication and integration of the Heat Pump
- High efficiency pump management
- Modbus management with any baud rate
- Optimization of the charge of the buffer tank for greater energy savings
- Management of thermal solar panels also with PWM pump
- Ease of configuration of even the most complex systems
- Management and integration of up to 3 generators
- Safe management of domestic hot water (anti-legionella)
- Energy efficiency with energy consumption graphs
The Spanish manufacturer of reference in the market for ducts, tubes and chimneys presents on this occasion, the finishing for chimneys with a rotating system that simultaneously prevents the entry of rainwater and the negative effects of the wind. The turning mechanism is outside the area of contact with the smoke, thus avoiding the deterioration of this mechanism by the action of the smoke.
Its design has a vane that is automatically oriented by the action of the wind, in the appropriate direction, to simultaneously prevent the entry of rainwater and the negative effects of the wind.
In this way, it is possible to prevent rainwater from entering the chimney, and with it, the problems or inconvenience that it could cause due to its collection or access to the stove connected to the chimney. In addition, it is possible to avoid anomalies or draft problems and smoke plastering caused by the wind.
A fundamental advantage provided by this design is the high durability and maintenance-free turning mechanism. This is due to the fact that it is located outside the area of contact with the smoke, just above the hood, thus avoiding the deterioration of this mechanism by the action of the smoke.
CONVESA will be on May 9,10, 11 and 2023 at EXPOBIOMASA XNUMX
Thanks to total combustion, it is extraordinarily efficient and produces emissions that comply with even the most restrictive regulations, in addition to reducing ash production by 70%. The self-cleaning brazier and the "speedy clean" system simplify cleaning.
The new pellet stove Vivienne adopt the T3 platform which comes to be a concentrate of cutting-edge technologies that guarantees numerous advantages compared to traditional pellet stoves.
- TOTAL COMBUSTION: through the complete combustion of the pellets and the cyclical recombustion of the ashes, the calorific power of the fuel is used to the maximum, obtaining very high yields and drastically reducing waste (up to 70%). This translates into a considerable advantage for users, who will be able to empty the brazier less frequently and will only have the minerals contained in the pellets as residue, which will no longer be able to provide energy.
- SELF-CLEANING BRAZIER: system capable of keeping the brazier clean independently, thus guaranteeing a longer duration and constant performance over time.
- EXCHANGER WITH 4 SMOKE PIPES: the careful study of the geometry of the exchanger makes it possible to achieve a high power (13 kW), to simplify cleaning operations while maintaining a small size of the hearth (diameter 58 cm).
- QUICK CLEANING: possibility of carrying out cleaning operations in an extremely simple way and without the need to disassemble any component.
- AIR PRO - Can accommodate up to 3 independent fans to distribute heat evenly throughout the home.
- ZERO SPEED FAN: possibility of excluding all ventilation to enjoy natural heating with greater acoustic comfort and reducing energy consumption.
This rotary cleaning system is capable of descaling and removing soot without having to access the roofs, minimizing the technician's risks, preventing tile breakage and allowing cleaning to be carried out regardless of weather conditions. Guaranteeing an optimal result, quickly and cleanly.
The SnapLok rotary chimney sweeping system consists of the use of high resistance flexible rods. At its upper end they have a brush and at the other end it is linked to a tool that gives the necessary rotation to the brush (drill or similar). The works are normally carried out from below, collecting all the soot in the lower part of the chimney.
Good maintenance of the chimneys is essential to guarantee the efficiency of the equipment and their proper functioning, as well as to avoid possible fires caused by the accumulation of soot. Based on the above and following the IT 3.3 Preventive Maintenance program of the Regulation for Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE), it is necessary to review and clean chimneys, mainly solid fuels (biomass) at least once a year.
The characteristics that make this packaging unique is its biodegradable, compostable and reusable quality. In addition, the inks used are made from water, therefore, biodegradable and vegan, that is, they do not contain any chemicals that affect the earth.
The environment and the sustainability of the planet are the fundamental pillars of the Utzubar-Naparpellet Group. We have always worked to improve our production processes, in addition to seeking constant innovation to reduce the Carbon Footprint and ecological impact. In our constant search to minimize environmental impact, we have achieved the best result with the 100% biodegradable and compostable bag of potato starch.
One of the characteristics that we have taken into account when launching this product is that it is a plastic-free container, avoiding one of the main problems and waste in the modern world. On the planet, over 200 million tons of plastic are consumed annually, and it takes about a thousand years to decompose. The use of raw materials of natural origin makes it possible to reduce both the dependence on materials of petrochemical origin and the emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at the end of their useful life.
Naparpellet is the first pellet mill to obtain the Life Cycle Certificate (Carbon Footprint) with 85,16 kg/t. With the use of the potato starch sack, we reduced CO65 emissions from the packaging by 2%, obtaining a final equivalent of 73,42 kg/t.
The characteristics that make this packaging unique is its biodegradable, compostable and reusable quality. In addition, the inks used are made from water, therefore, biodegradable and vegan, that is, they do not contain any chemicals that affect the earth.
NAPARPELLET participates in EXPOBIOMASA 2023