The meeting plans to mark the relaunch of the commercial activity of the sector at the beginning of the next season.
Health safety will be a priority in this edition, with coordinated measures together with the Castilla y León Fair Institution.
As in previous editions, the hiring of spaces with special discounts for exhibitors is extended until April 30.
AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association and the main employer of the biomass sector in Spain, maintains on the scheduled dates the celebration of EXPOBIOMASA 2021, the professional event on innovation and technology for the energy use of biomass.
For three days, from September 21 to 23, Valladolid will once again host the fair, in an unprecedented edition to support the recovery of commercial activity in the sector in the markets of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The companies that make up the association have decided to carry out EXPOBIOMASA 2021 with the aim of promoting the recovery of commercial activity in one of the essential sectors that has continued to work during the pandemic. The decision has been taken after holding conversations with the leading associated companies in the sector and seeing how the epidemiological situation improves and the vaccination plans are fulfilled when there are still more than 6 months left for the celebration.
Javier Díaz, President of Avebiom: “At the end of September we will already enjoy, predictably, greater mobility, both between autonomous communities and between countries, which augurs the arrival of a large number of professional visitors to Expobiomasa. We are prepared to offer you a great edition of our fair with the maximum sanitary guarantees. "
The biomass sector has struggled every day of the last year to keep the hundreds of thousands of automatic renewable heating systems installed in full operation and at full capacity, with particular sensitivity in hospitals, nursing homes or schools. The companies have kept the jobs and contributed with their effort to contribute without fail this stable source of energy of local origin.
The supply of biomass has not been affected at any time by the serious problems of world trade, as it is a source of energy that comes from the sustainable use of Spanish forests. An energy of ours, of all citizens, and managed mainly by public administrations. EXPOBIOMASA 2021 will also be an appointment to recognize this work of professionals in the sector in their commitment to our society.
AVEBIOM and the Castilla y León Fair Institution are already working in a coordinated way so that exhibitors, suppliers and visitors have at their disposal all the necessary sanitary measures to guarantee a safe space for everyone. As in previous editions, the event has the support of the Valladolid City Council, the Junta de Castilla y León and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through the IDAE.
The sector has gone from “wanting to meet”, to developing a real need to meet clients, suppliers and colleagues with whom to share their concerns, exit strategies from this crisis and their vision for the future, in addition to presenting your new products.
Companies are also looking for "partners" to collaborate on projects in the coming years and successfully face the challenges that come with the entry into force of the Ecodesign regulation, the new Climate Change Law and energy transition policies, or access to NEXT GENERATION recovery funds. All in a framework that announces the definitive replacement of fossil fuels, such as diesel, by renewable energies, such as biomass.
The appointment to promote the commercial reactivation of the facility
As of today, EXPOBIOMASA 2021 already has more than 160 exhibiting firms from 29 countries that have confirmed their participation. The Spanish Biomass Association, as the main employer of the biomass Sector in Spain, is aware that the current limitations have meant that some habitual firms are not yet able to confirm their participation, but the support of the leaders of the Sector is overwhelming. , who do not want to miss this appointment to present to professionals the innovations that have been developed in the last two years, and that are helping them to become the market leaders, breaking sales records with their technology.
EXPOBIOMASA is undoubtedly the main showcase for industrial and domestic renewable heating, pellet stoves and wood-burning fireplaces, pellet manufacturing and chip processing for professionals in the sector.
Likewise, the penetration of biomass in the industry is at a great moment, with facilities in all sectors, from agri-food and livestock, to others as disparate as the automobile or the production of CO2 and Hydrogen.
Digital access to the fair
EXPOBIOMASA will provide direct digital access to those professionals who cannot attend the fair in person. In this way, they will have the opportunity to discover all the news in the sector and connect virtually with exhibitors to see their innovations first-hand.
This access will be agile and simple for everyone and will allow professionals who cannot attend to interact with each other also during the days after the event.
Success stories, technology and trends for the coming years
Two other key events will be held in parallel to the fair: the fourteenth edition of the International Bioenergy Congress and the first edition of the Renewable Gas Show.
El International Congress of Bioenergy It is the main event worldwide in Spanish that, after the 2020 edition was canceled, returns with an important virtual component in order to reach thousands of professionals from all over the world.
It will have speakers and specialists who will contribute the strategies, technology and success stories that they have managed to implement, reinventing themselves in the face of the difficulties of this last very atypical year.
The first edition of XNUMXst Renewable Gas Fair, organized jointly by the Spanish Biogas Association and the Spanish Biomass Association, will promote business opportunities among participating companies in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and will also disseminate the advantages of developing biogas as a renewable energy source to society .
El GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS, one of the most important and internationally recognized awards in the world of design, has selected the AMIKA pellet stove from LaNordica-Extraflame with the new ceramic glass SCHOTT ROBAX® NightView as the winner of the 2021 contest in the Excellent Product Design category.
The AMIKA pellet stove of the line Evolution LineIt is a totally hermetic product (combustion chamber and tank) equipped with a double glass door, synonymous with safety and reliability. The list of technologies integrated in this innovative product does not end here: the ceramic plug, for fast ignition; the centrifugal motor, for room ventilation with comfort function, powerful and silent; the integrated T-tube and controllable from the rear; and the convenient multifunction remote control, which acts as a room thermostat. In addition, offering the possibility of choosing the rear or upper smoke outlet, it is available with a steel cladding and majolica top, in a white or black finish, or in the version with a cladding entirely in natural stone.
In 2020, the new black and translucent SCHOTT ROBAX® NightView ceramic glass was introduced. This innovative solution, developed by SCHOTT, one of the leading manufacturers of ceramic glass for stoves and fireplaces, in collaboration with La Nordica-Extraflame, creates a new concept of pellet fire: when the stove is operating, it guarantees calmer flames and pleasant and, when the stove is off, it darkens the combustion chamber with a dark, shiny surface. This fusion of two elements has yielded excellent results, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view, so much so that this project has been chosen and awarded since the German Design Award 2021 in the "Excellent Product Design" category.
"The webinar was an interesting contact for our companies and also for Canadian organizations on an issue with great potential for development in both countries, such as biomass power generation, an important resource in both Canada and Spain", according to Javier Díaz, president of AVEBIOM.
Nadia Rego, commercial delegate of the Embassy of Canada in Spain, has ensured that the "b2b" meetings have concluded with "a good exchange of perspectives" between entities of Canada and Spain, which augurs an increase in collaboration in the sector of the bioenergy. The organization has facilitated more than 20 virtual meetings between companies and research centers of the two countries during the week of March 22-25.
Canada is a giant of forest production: it is the second country with the largest forest area in the world, with 347 million hectares, and the first in sustainable forest management, with about half of the area certified by independent organizations (166 million hectares). hectares). The country exports about 3 million tons of pellets to Europe and other parts of the world a year.
Canadian consultant Murray McLaughlin reviewed the biomass situation within the framework of the national strategy to boost the bioeconomy, noting that the government supports the development of the bioindustrial sector (biofuels, biorefineries, biomaterials, bioenergy and emerging technologies) and the implementation of clean technologies to achieve their climate commitments to reduce GHG in 2030 and 2050. Throughout the country, several clusters created with biomass as the central axis are increasing their activity, even seeking partners from other countries.
Pablo Rodero, head of international projects at AVEBIOM, explained the situation of bioenergy in Spain, highlighting the enormous potential in agrobiomass, whose energy recovery will be essential to achieve the objectives of reducing emissions (40%) and implementing renewable energies ( 32%) in 2030.
The workshop hosted a round table in which two Canadian and two Spanish companies participated, represented by Sonia Shoukry, CEO of Global Biocoal Energy; Forkus Martinez, PRODESA sales director in North America; Bernie Pahlke, President of BEP Engineering; and Elías Hernández, CTO of ENSO. The impact of digital transformation in the sector, the emphasis on modernization projects for biofuel production plants, and the opportunities derived from the application of innovative technologies to increase the efficiency and safety of processes were discussed.
Complete workshop on opportunities for bioenergy in Canada and Spain
The shape of this new home from the Italian firm is original and impressive. An architectural option in which the emotion of fire is reinforced by the three-dimensionality of the hearth, the envelope and the setting at the same time.
Thanks to the breadth of the glass and the clear color, the vision and the radiance of the flame enchant with unique suggestions, the splendor of the light meets the heat to make the fire show even more panoramic. Palazzetti demonstrates how to combine beauty and performance, design and efficiency, for the pleasure of innovative solutions that enhance comfort, simplify use and management and tend to cancel the environmental impact and with the new WT 60 3D home it is more and more "complicit ”From the heat inside the walls of the house.
Key points of the Monoblocco WT
Maximum combustion control with continuous regulation (1). The new Ecomonoblocco WT has an innovative combustion regulation system with continuous variation, which acts at the same time on the primary and secondary air flows. The result is immediate and obvious: the flame becomes more or less intense, as does the ambient temperature. The minimum position is "maintenance", which guarantees a long duration of combustion, since the flame is fed almost exclusively by the air for cleaning the glass. The maximum position is "boost", to obtain a live flame and speed up the ignition. Within these two limits, the user can regulate the flame at will, also from afar with remote control or via APP on his smartphone (for predisposed models).
Heat throughout the house (2). Authentic heating installation, Ecomonoblocco WT (in ventilated version) is predisposed with four hot air outlet nozzles to spread the heat between more rooms (ducting up to 30 meters equivalent with Ø 14 cm pipes). The new radial fan, located behind the Ecomonoblocco and accessible directly from inside the home, guarantees maximum efficiency and the absence of noise. The ventilation is controlled by means of a digital control unit with touch controls, or also from a distance with remote control or APP (for the predisposed models).
Respect for the environment and compliance with regulations (3). The O system2Ring, integrated in the predisposed WT models, allows to considerably reduce harmful emissions into the environment, so Ecomonoblocco WT is one of the most ecological firewood products on sale, which can also be used in areas where there are limitations established by anti-pollution measures.
Easytech4wood technology (4). Ecomonoblocco WT is also available with Easytech4wood Technology. A novel technology for firewood products that allows a complete set of household functions to be controlled fully automatically by means of a wall control panel, remote control and smartphone via APP. Controllable functions such as flame power, ventilation, Zero Speed Fan function for maximum acoustic comfort, it is possible to completely exclude ventilation and opening and closing of the door.
Combustion air intake directly from the outside (5). The air used during the operation of the Ecomonoblocco WT is taken solely and completely from the outside through a circuit whose advantages are: no injection of cold air into the room, reduced consumption, more comfort, more safety and more efficiency.
New sliding door (6). The movement of the door takes advantage of a completely new mechanism, thanks to which a simple touch is enough to raise and lower the door. The door closes with a slight inward movement to ensure maximum tightness. The elegant longitudinal handle makes the climb even faster. In addition, in the predisposed models, it is possible to open / close the door by means of APP and remote control. When the door is raised, for ordinary loading operations, a special bypass valve opens automatically to facilitate the evacuation of smoke and avoid annoying exits into the environment.
Thermofix home (7). The high thickness Thermofix hearth (up to 8 cm) contributes to guaranteeing the high performance of the Ecomonoblocco WT. The large thicknesses with which the base is made also allow the complete combustion of the wood: what remains is only ash and never unburned embers, which can be easily collected through the grill in the practical removable ash drawer.
Palazzetti participates in EXPOBIOMASA
The Basque firm is specialized in the innovation of biomass condensing boilers for installations for the residential and industrial sectors, in public installations or for the services sector, such as the Hotel Amalurra, which obtains a saving of 40% compared to expenditure. previous for 4 years.
The BioCurve range of BCH condensing boilers, ranging from 25 to 200kw of power, represents the greatest technological advance in biomass to date, as witnessed by the numerous awards and acknowledgements obtained internationally. The biomass boilers of the firm based in Arrankundiaga obtain a performance that can exceed 105% and are optimal equipment characterized by being:
Because they offer unique features, such as the pioneering double set point, the only rotary outcropping burner, automatic modulation, automatic exchanger and burner cleaning, standard ash compactor, an intuitive touch screen and the ability to control the boiler, through a phone, from anywhere, at any time. And because, really, it is the most powerful range of biomass condensing boilers in the world, without the need for expensive external heat recovery units, from 25 to 200 kW in a single unit, and more than 1 MW in cascade.
Because, being condensing boilers, their performance is higher than classic boilers, achieving fuel savings and a quick return on investment. And because, indeed, prestigious independent laboratories have certified the only complete range with A ++ energy labeling from 25 to 200 kW, the maximum classification according to the EN 303-5 standard (class 5) and the highest performance achieved to date by a boiler biomass of more than 25 kW, 105,7% of the lower calorific value (PCI) of the fuel at nominal power without heat recovery units.
Because the only patented spiral biomass heat exchanger admits a large exchange surface in an extremely small space, reaching 100 meters of tube in just 1 meter high. And because, really, the body of the 200 kW BCH200 boiler only occupies 1,2 m2, allowing our condensing equipment to be installed in places inconceivable for any conventional biomass boiler.
Because, being biomass boilers, they do not increase the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere (neutral CO2), biomass is used and, thanks to the responsible management of our forest heritage, more wooded mass is generated than consumed. And because, in reality, the emissions from BioCurve boilers are practically negligible, well below the most demanding limits, as shown by having been included in the lists of the Netherlands (RVO), Germany (BAFA) or France (Fonds Chaleur) .
BioCurve BCH boilers have:
- Automatic power modulation
- Rotary outcropping burner with automatic cleaning
- Automatic water injection exchanger cleaning
- Performance greater than 100% in condensing conditions *
- Spiral heat exchanger in stainless steel
- Color touch screen
- Condensate collection siphon
- WiFi communicator remote control by App
- Lambda probe
- Compactor and ash evacuator to portable suitcase
- Double temperature set point
- Anti-flashback system
- Low consumption automatic ignition
- Precise dosing side hopper
- Suction feeding system
- Double upper / lower burner cleaning
- ModBus gateway integration in external automation
- Automatic hot air start for extreme conditions
BIOCURVE participates in EXPOBIOMASA
The firm based in Zaragoza and founded more than 50 years ago has advanced technology thanks to the patented EFIPLUS system, which allows its equipment to feed on pellets of different qualities, and also with any type of biomass, such as almond shell, bone of olive, etc. Designed with different bodies depending on the model, in cast iron or steel, electronic control and all kinds of standard or optional accessories depending on the model.
The LASIAN range of biomass boilers is designed for heating production offering high energy efficiency and greater autonomy. The use of the latest technology in biomass boilers makes the product suitable for the home, with compact designs that are easy to install, low levels of contamination due to the use of renewable energies, and great economic savings.
LASIAN biomass boilers meet all performance, emission and labeling requirements in accordance with European directives.
PELLET BOILER LASIAN BIONIX 23,5 KW
- Compact steel body with 4 smoke passages.
- Includes hydraulic unit with pump, 10-liter expansion vessel, safety valve, purger and pressure transducer.
- Incorporates the EFI PLUS control system
- The exchanger has a manual cleaning system using oscillating springs.
- Maximum efficiency and minimum emissions, with an efficiency of 90%.
- Automatic ignition modulating combustion.
- Electronic control of all processes, with easy menus and information on the status and operation of the boiler.
- Elegant design, which integrates the hopper within the set.
- Allows Wi-Fi control
- Hopper capacity: 70 kg
- Useful power: 23,5 KW
- Consumption (kg / h): 1,6-5,2
- Yield: 90%
- Volume of water in the boiler: 51,5 liters
- 100 mm chimney connection.
- Weight: 240 kg
LASIAN participates in EXPOBIOMASA
The firm located in Malaga has been characterized over the years by product innovation and research, and has achieved a fusion of styles in its stoves that allows its integration into any environment. This has allowed a notable increase in market share and distribution in more than 20 countries.
With more than 28 years dedicated to the manufacture of heating appliances, FERLUX started with a range of wood-burning fireplaces and barbecues to which it has incorporated a wide range of stoves and pellet boilers. Thus, until we manufacture advanced products with a high technological content and avant-garde that have certificates with CE marking and respect the strictest of international regulations on emissions such as ECODESIGN.
Shara 6 pellet stove | 8 | 10Kw
· Stove in a design with curved lines that give it a delicate, subtle and light style
· Wide view of fire framed in silk-screened glass
· Door, lid and grille on MOLTEN IRON, painted in high temperature black
· Allows installation without needing to be removed from the wall
FERLUX participates in EXPOBIOMASA
The firm presents a wide variety of products regarding power, dimensions and design that easily adapt to any environment.
As a result of the acquisition of the company Gilles GmbH & Co KG in 2020, Hargassner brings to the market the new range of Hargassner MAGNO industrial boilers, consisting of three models.
The Austrian company is focusing on its new development center for industrial facilities, Hargassner Industry, located in Lenzing, Austria. Here the synergies of the union of the two manufacturers, which add more than 60 years of work and experience in the sector of heating with high efficiency biomass.
In this center, industrial boilers are designed and manufactured according to the latest technical standards, with the exact adjustment required by the needs of each client.
Magno-UF with bottom feed and fixed grill
The Magno UF bottom feed boiler has been developed to use biofuels with extremely low humidity to medium values, that is, between 8% (pellets or similar) and 40%. The lower feed in combination with the cyclones integrated into the boiler body itself enables minimum emissions of particles in the fumes. This boiler is available in powers between 200 and 600 kW.
Magno-VR with mobile grill
Magno-VR mobile grate boiler technology is designed to burn wood chips, wood chips, high water content bark or alternative biomass fuels such as miscanthus, vineyard pruning, olive pits, etc. That is, for fuels with a water content between 8% (below 25% with recirculation of fumes) and 60%. The Magno-VR models are available in powers from 200 to 600 kW and are equipped with a horizontal stepped mobile grill.
Magno-SR with stepped mobile grill
The technology of the Magno-SR staggered mobile grate boilers is suitable for the same range of use as its little sister the VR, that is, for fuels with a water content between 8% (below 25% with recirculation smoke) and 60%. Magno-SR models range from 800 to 2.500 kW.
HARGASSNER is present at EXPOBIOMASA
Technology and efficiency are dressed in contemporary beauty
Each Palazzetti stove is the sum of different aspects: technological content, study of materials, refined forms. The collaboration between the design studio MarcArch and the Palazzetti technical office has given life to the new Ecofire® Meghan pellet stove, whose innovative key is the air management method.
Why should the air in a pellet stove have only one orientation and direction? Why not be able to choose based on needs that can change even during the day? From these questions, Meghan's most important role began to develop: ventilation. Thanks to new Flex AIR system, it is possible to direct the heating air flow upwards, frontally or in both directions simply by turning the knob located in sight on the top of the stove.
Scenic and minimalist at the same time, Meghan is characterized by an aluminum structure, which in the upper part houses the pellet load, the control panel and the upper vents.
Four vertical stiles finished in matte metal gray connect the top to the base and define Meghan's fresh and captivating line. Other characteristic elements are the curved metal sides and the vents with the same finish as the sides, to create a stylistic dialogue with warm, high-tech details.
The stove door is all glass and offers a scenic view of the flame.
At the bottom, where the opening handle is, the wave with a nickel-plated finish is reproduced, which has become the stylistic characteristic that already characterizes most Palazzetti products.
For more than 60 years, Palazzetti has been combining continuous research with experience and the ability to evolve, the natural attitude towards beauty and care for design, the common thread of each new product conceived to provide a distinctive character to the environment that welcomes it.
Palazzetti is an associated manufacturer at AVEBIOM and participates in the next edition of EXPOBIOMASA.
In the latest report from the Biomass Observatory for 2020, it has compiled 433 biomass heat networks, which represent about 383 MW of installed thermal power.
The progression of the implementation of biomass heat networks in our country is clearly positive; Since 2010, when the first 30 were inventoried, the number of facilities has multiplied by almost 15 to 433 located at the end of 2020, and to which we must add fifty in different stages of development.
In addition, three-quarters of all existing heat networks in the country run on biomass rather than using fossil fuels, which is a good support for the energy transition underway.
AVEBIOM has recently presented to the Government of Spain a project to promote the implementation of 100 new biomass heat networks in municipalities with less than 5.000 inhabitants in the next 2 years.
Report on heat networks with biomass 2020
Most of the biomass heat networks are located in rural areas, although the ones with the highest power are found in cities with between 50.000 and 300.000 inhabitants.
- 64,3% of the networks are located in towns with less than 5.000 inhabitants.
- 13% of the installations are in large towns, but they accumulate 44% of the total power.
In 2021, three heat networks in cities with more than 50.000 inhabitants could begin to provide service: Pamplona (Barrio de Txantrea); Vitoria / Gasteiz (District of Coronation); and Pontevedra (University of Vigo).
Most of the district heating uses forest wood chips, and 55 generate more than one GWh / year.
Only 4 networks are located in industrial estates to supply more than one user.
Access and download the report "Heat networks with biomass 2020"
New District Heating in Sestao with HERZ biomass boilers
Hand in hand with Tecman, an engineering company specialized in energy services, the installation of a District Heating with biomass has been carried out for the Txabarri-El Sol de Sestao area.
The installation of this heat network is part of an urban regeneration project promoted by the Sestao Berri society and supported by the European project EU-GUGLE, in addition to having the support of the Department of Housing of the Basque Government and the Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE).
The District Heating project is divided into two clearly differentiated phases. For the first phase, already completed in 2019, Termosun supplied two biomass boilers (a HERZ firematic of 500 kW and a HERZ firematic of 250 kW), in addition to a HERZ ECOcond system to achieve greater efficiency in installations that supply energy to 249 homes and 20 commercial basements.
In the second phase, Termosun has supplied another new biomass boiler 500 kW HERZ firematic to supply 150 more homes, offering a total power of the network of 1.250 kW.
Boiler model: HERZ firematic 501, HERZ firematic 251 and a HERZ ECOcond system
Power: 1.250 kW
Fuel: Pellet or forest chip
Sector: Administration and District Heating
Installation year: 2019 (phase 1) and 2021 (phase 2)
Location: Sestao, Vizcaya (Basque Country)
This compact series of Vecoplan es suitable for the wood industry. The VHZ 1300 and VHZ 1600 shredders are compact machines and a robust shredding solution for processing chipboard, bark, cardboard, softwood, hardwood and solid wood scraps into wood chips.
The patented "ESC Drive" drive technology sets new standards for Energy Efficiency and guarantees minimal running costs. It allows savings of up to 25% energy thanks to its greater efficiency. Belt drive features slip control and foreign material detection.
With the VHZ series single shaft shredders, companies have universal and frequently used machines on hand that can handle most applications without additional feeding systems.
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Sugimat, designed, manufactured and commissioned (turnkey project) for a timber company a thermal plant made up of two biomass mobile grate boilers. The goal was use waste from the factory itself wood such as bark, chip and sawdust to supply heat to the production process of this sawmill and pellet mill.
The supply consisted of two twin 7 MW plants of power equipped with thermal oil boilers for biomass with mobile grate, which provide service to the sawmill production lines and economizers that, through the use of combustion gases, transmit the residual heat to the water to serve the belt dryers of the pelletizing line.
Performance thermal of this plant is over 90% thanks to the supply of water savers.
AVEBIOM organizes the 23 February the free webinar “Emissions from biomass. Are they accounting well? " to show that the methodology used to estimate emissions must clearly distinguish obsolete and inefficient equipment from technified biomass systems, which fully comply with the Ecodesign regulations.
Christoph Schmidl, researcher at the Austrian technology center BEST (Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH) will explain in detail the analysis carried out in 2019 on the air pollutant inventory method of the Austrian Federal Environment Agency, which concluded with the revision and update of the emission factor for modern biomass equipment.
The importance of defining a suitable emission factor
Austrian researchers proposed a change in the emission factor used for modern biomass equipment and a more accurate distribution of the number of modern equipment vs obsolete to make a more realistic emission calculation, after finding that:
- PM10 particulate emissions from biomass heating systems have been overestimated due to a misalignment between obsolete and modern technologies.
- Modern biomass boilers and stoves generate far fewer emissions than those globally assigned to heating with woody biofuels.
The Austrian Federal Environment Agency has already updated its methodology by adopting these changes. The transalpine country could reduce its emissions by up to 2050% in 90 in a 100% renewable air conditioning scenario in which the participation of technified biomass systems would increase.
Other countries, such as the United Kingdom or the Netherlands, have also revised their air pollutant inventory methodologies and have been able to observe how the contribution of biomass to particulate emissions decreases significantly.
Modern biomass boilers and stoves generate far fewer emissions than those globally assigned to heating with woody biofuels; the problem is in the old wood equipment, which needs to be replaced.
About the speaker
Christoph Schmidl He is a Doctor from the Vienna University of Technology with 15 years of research on the energy use of biomass. His professional career took him from the Vienna University of Technology to BEST (formerly Bioenergy2020 +), where he currently works as principal investigator.
In addition, he leads a Master program in renewable energy systems and technical energy management at the University of Applied Sciences Wr. Neustadt since 2013 and represents Austria in a working group of the Technological Collaboration Program (TCP) of the International Agency of Energy.
The webinar is free and has a simultaneous translation service
The Spanish Association of Biomass has presented two projects to the Government of Spain to promote the implementation of biomass as a source of renewable energy in municipalities with fewer than 5.000 inhabitants.
The two initiatives presented by AVEBIOM in December 2020 to the Representative They would mobilize 1.000 million euros and fully fit with the objectives of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan of the State, with which the Government of Spain will guide the execution of 72.000 million euros of European funds until 2023.
It is about developing up 100 new heat networks with local biomass, what would they give serving about 250.000 people in the rural environment and, on the other hand, favor the replacement of obsolete heating systems by individual state-of-the-art biomass equipment that uses certified biofuels in 255.000 homes.
These projects are highly feasible in rural areas, where there is a high percentage of single-family homes that still use diesel boilers, butane gas stoves and even coal to heat pollutants in some areas, and where many outdated, non-compliant wood stoves and boilers also continue to operate to the Ecodesign regulation.
In addition, in the target municipalities the local biomass potential for energy uses is assured, either in the form of agricultural waste, biogas or residual forest biomass.
According to Javier Díaz, president of AVEBIOM, “we have designed two ambitious projects, not only for the biomass sector, but for the country as a whole, as they clearly contribute to achieving a just transition and fighting energy poverty, reducing emissions and increasing the share of renewable heat in the final use of energy. Two initiatives completely in line with the objectives set by the Green Deal in the EU and developed in our country by the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC). "
INSTALL 100 NEW BIOMASS NETWORKS TO HEAT 250.000 PEOPLE
These heat networks would heat an area of 10 million square meters using 150.000 tons of renewable biofuels each year. With a global power greater than 1.400 MW, the project contributes more than 1,5% to the renewable heat target established by the PNIEC.
According to the latest data collected by the Biomass Observatory, at the end of 2020 there were 433 biomass networks in operation in Spain and 50 projects were in different stages of development. To make the proposed increase in heat networks a reality, AVEBIOM considers that a public investment of 150 million euros, which would generate a traction of the private investment of an additional € 225 million.
REPLACE 255.000 OBSOLETE EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY BIOMASS SYSTEMS
This important energy renovation of the houses would have very positive effects; on the one hand, the replacement of polluting equipment with biomass systems in accordance with the Ecodesign regulations would significantly reduce current emissions and, on the other hand, it would more economical access to heating for the entire population.
As calculated by the Association, completing the replacement of equipment would benefit more than 635.000 people, 11,4% of the population living in towns with fewer than 5.000 inhabitants.
These biomass boilers and stoves would require 265.000 tons of certified biofuels per year; amount that can be assumed by the capacity of national producers. 80% of the national pellet production is already ENplus® certified and there is another specific certification scheme for typical Mediterranean biofuels -BIOmasud®- increasingly recognized and acquired by companies in the sector.
Achieve this massive replacement of equipment, it would contribute 115 ktoe of gross renewable thermal energy, contributing 3,2% to the increase in renewable energies for heating and cooling set by the PNIEC as a target. To achieve this, AVEBIOM proposes a public investment of 337 million euros, which activates another 321 million euros from the private sector.