"SCHOTT ROBAX® IN FRONT - THE NEWS" - with this headline invites SCHOTT ROBAX® to take a look at the future at the Expobiomasa trade fair held in Valladolid from 24 to 26 in september

“SCHOTT ROBAX® IN FRONT – THE NEWS” – Under this headline, SCHOTT ROBAX® is inviting visitors to take a look into the future at the Expobiomasa trade fair in Valladolid from September 24 - 26, 2019 (Hall 4/Booth 465). The premium brand will captivate visitors with hot news about its glass-ceramic fire-viewing panels. For instance, the ROBAX® IR Max coating can now be combined with all decorative colors the brand has to offer. The interior paneling ROBAX® Magic with Signature Impressions allows manufacturers of gas fireplaces to create completely new designs and flame effects.

Serial production of ROBAX® fire-viewing panels started 40 years ago and more than 100 million units have since been sold. At the SCHOTT ROBAX® booth the visitors can experience an insight into the contemporary history: Here, the innovations that have made the brand successful yesterday and today – and will make it successful tomorrow – come alive.

News for creative minds: ROBAX® IR Max with highly flexible printing

Good news for manufacturers and lovers of wood fireplaces: The ROBAX® IR Max heat-reflecting fire-viewing panel can now be combined with all ROBAX® decorative colors. This also includes three Metallic Design Effects, each combining two printing colors. The coated glass-ceramic reflects up to seven times more heat radiation back into the combustion chamber than an uncoated fire-viewing panel. This applies to infrared radiation (IR) in the wavelength spectrum between 800 and 8000 nanometers.

News for trendsetters: ROBAX® Magic with Signature Impressions

The gas fireplaces so popular in the United States are also becoming increasingly popular in Europe, which has traditionally been dominated by wood. Gas fireplace manufacturers now have even more opportunities to differentiate themselves. The interior paneling ROBAX® Magic increases the design variety with “Signature Impressions,” a new collection of color, surface or print decorations, which create new visual effects: The flames appear larger and the combustion chamber deeper. Unlike other interior materials, no discoloration occurs. The panels offer excellent reflectivity and have a modern look. Several design examples will be on display at the trade fair, allowing customers to choose from a wide range of possible combinations.

News for curious developers

“We also have a surprise waiting for curious fireplace designers in our exhibition bag. Visitors to our booth will have the exclusive opportunity to experience the prototype of a world innovation on site,” says Stephanie Schwarz, Head of Sales & Marketing for SCHOTT ROBAX®.

Visitors should also make note of the second day of the fair (Wednesday, September 25, 2019) in their calendars: Starting at 16 p.m., SCHOTT will be staging a little “Get-together”. “Everyone is cordially invited to join us,” says Stephanie Schwarz.

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Summer has arrived. The long-awaited time to go on vacation to relax and recharge the batteries before autumn falls. But have you thought how will you heat your house this year? Well, you should do it because, according to the PIAZZETTA GROUP, the summer is the best time to choose a pellet or wood stove for three reasons:

Summer has arrived. The long-awaited time to go on vacation to relax and recharge the batteries before autumn falls. But have you thought How will you heat your house this year? Well, you should do it because, according to the PIAZZETTA GROUP, summer is the best time to be able to choose a pellet or wood stove for three reasons:

Occasions, discount and attractive prices of stoves

Summer is the best time for those looking for quality but also savings. The prices of the products in the store are subject to attractive discounts. The stores offer offers and convenient conditions of sale to advance the high season that, for the world of heating, officially opens when the first cold begins and the need to warm up is approaching.

Increased availability by the retailer

Summer is also a good time to go to the nearest stove store. By not having a lot of work as in the middle of the season, you have more time to talk with you, listen to your needs and answer any questions, concerns about operation, features, maintenance and any other aspect you want to deal with.

Installation and assistance in a short time

Once the stove is purchased, the next step is to install it. Installers are usually more available to choose installation date with more attention and providing valuable advice for better efficient use and enjoy the maximum heat of a stove.

And why not in autumn?

It only remains to go to a distributor or store and choose the stove for next fall. But there is also the option to wait a bit at the beginning of the autumn and see what news presents the PIAZZETTA GROUP in EXPOBIOMASA. The Italian firm is today a large, efficient and articulate structure to which the constant technological research has allowed the development of exclusive patents aimed at improving the functionality and safety of fireplaces, stoves and boilers and the achievement of the highest qualitative standards , verified by the most severe European certifications.

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The Austrian firm will show, among other technologies, its latest boilers and biomass stoves in Expobiomasa.

To mark the 35 anniversary of the Austrian firm Hargassner The inauguration of a new building was held last June 7. They are 6.000 square meters dedicated to training and offices, which include gym, cinema, restaurant and a customer service center. The celebration had the recognition of the work of Anton Hargassner, founder of the company with the delivery of the Business Prize of the Upper Austria region and the recognition of the public, more than 800 installers, local distributors, guests, partners and suppliers.

The technological developments of the Austrian firm, which will be present next September in EXPOBIOMASA, were also protagonists:

From now on, the entire Nano-PK range is equipped with condensation technology that reaches an efficiency greater than 106%. The model is also incorporated into the range of pellet boilers Nano-PK 20-32 Plus.

The wood chip boilers Eco-HK, incorporate a new separator, the eCleaner, which reduces particle emissions. Thanks to the electrostatic charge the particles are deposited on the walls and fall through the automatic cleaning device downwards ending in the ash drawer.

The new POWER BOX, a hot air module that serves as a portable heating system capable of air conditioning tents, works, ... or to dry wood, grain, ...

And also highlighted the Hargassner KWK cogeneration plant, which produces continuously, and stably, 60 kW of heat and 20kW electricity from the gasification of wood chips with low humidity. There are currently 20 plants in operation in Austria located in District Heating, Farms, Industries, ... and will soon arrive in Spain and other countries.

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The Heat Network with Biomass for the heating supply of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León, in Valladolid, has been operating successfully for nine months, since November of 2018. The project, promoted by the Regional Energy Entity of Catilla and León (EREN), was awarded to the company REBI.

The Heat Network with Biomass for the heating supply of the Presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León, in Valladolid, has already nine months of successful operation, since November of 2018. The project, promoted by the Regional Energy Entity of Catilla and León (EREN), was awarded to the company REBI. It is a heat distribution network through thermal energy in the premises of the Ministry of Presidency of the Junta de Castilla y León, has an investment of 539.844 euros.

The installed power amounts to 1.500 kW, and the consumption of wood pellets is estimated at 190 tons per year. The new biomass network has three 500 kW boilers for operation by the Austrian firm HERZ, present at Expobiomasa 2019, to supply eight Presidency buildings, through a pipe network of 476 meters in double direction.

Two substations equipped with plate exchangers have been installed to enable heat transfer between the water that flows through the network heated in the biomass boiler room, and the water of the different heating circuits of the buildings. The new heat network means a new opportunity to improve cities as Valladolid and be responsible for compliance with the emission reduction that affect the Climate Change required by the European directive 2018 / 844 and the implementation of a sustainable energy model of energy efficiency.

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Innovations in Lacunza's biomass fireplaces

LACUNZA launches two innovators wood inserts fruit of his motivation for innovation and for responding to market needs. Wood inserts create a unique environment that goes beyond the environmental savings and sustainability that a wood appliance provides.

The wood insert Adour It allows you to enjoy the home like never before since it unites a series of differentiating elements that no other device gathered until its launch. One of its main benefits is its measure, which offers the possibility of installing it in any existing open home. In addition, it offers greater vision of fire thanks to the position of the turbines in the back, turbines that can also be stopped to offer total silence. On the other hand, it has 2 air outlets to channel with cast iron nozzles, a single lever with which the air inlets can be controlled and an external ductile intake that makes it a watertight device. Other of its many benefits are its easy installation, thanks to its removable smoke outlet from the inside, and its adjustable feet adjustable anywhere.

The new wood insert Nickel, on the other hand, it is a novelty among LACUNZA inserts since it is the first wood-burning apparatus with double face of the company. Thanks to its design, you can enjoy the fire like never before and give a modern touch to different rooms at the same time.

From the year 2022, the European Union will only accept stoves, stoves and wood burning fireplaces that comply with Ecodesign regulations. This standard will require greater energy efficiency in all products, lower emissions of CO and other uncontrolled pollutant gases.

CIMEP will discuss the raw material, the situation of the national and international market and the evolution of the pellet-consuming facilities, topics that will be addressed by experts of international reference.

The singularities and dynamism of the domestic pellet market, which this year will record a new record production in Spain to exceed 700.000 tons, has advised the holding of an international conference to analyze its characteristics, among which the contrast between the frequent symptoms of saturation followed by high demand intervals.

Pellet production domestic in Spain, which has tripled from 2012, has evolved based on the progressive increase in demand, which has recorded record sales figures since 2014 and that this year will reach 650.000 tons.

These are some of the arguments they will address representatives of the entire value chain, in order to analyze trends and establish forecasts, in the first edition of the International Domestic Pellet Market Conference (CIMEP), convened by the Spanish Biomass Energy Valuation Association (Avebiom), to be held within the framework of EXPOBIOMASA'19 next September 25, in Valladolid.

“CIMEP will be a meeting point where forecasts for Spain will be known, as well as market trends in purely producing countries (such as Portugal, Russia, Canada and Poland) and in the main consumers and importers, such as Italy and France” , as explained by the president of Avebiom, Javier Díaz.

CIMEP will talk about the raw material, the situation of the national and international market and the evolution of the pellet consuming facilities, topics that international reference experts will address.

Specifically, the two most important factors in the evolution of the pellet market will be analyzed. On the one hand, the raw material, to which a block will be dedicated in which the different agents will be represented: forestry companies, administration and forest owners. And, on the other, the installations that consume the pellet, both in Spain and in Europe.

As noted by the president of Avebiom, for professionals in the pellet sector "it is important to know the trends, both in the national and international pellet market, as they set the pattern of their activity forecasts." Above all, he added, "the forecasted imports from Portugal and other producing countries to Spain, as well as planned exports to Italy and France."

The evolution of the national market

The national production of pellets, which slightly exceeded the 200.000 tons in 2012, has evolved steadily, exceeding the figure of the 400.000 tons in 2014, until approaching the 600.000 tons in 2018.

According to Avebiom and Apropellets estimates, the national pellet production, which has reached record numbers since 2012, will exceed 700.000 tons this year and will be expected to be around one million tons in 2021.

This progression responds to a consumption behavior that shot up in 2012 to almost 400.000 tons, although it slowed down in 2013, to grow steadily from that year to 2018, in which sales figures approached 600.000 tons. According to Avebiom and Apropellets data, 2019 sales will be around 650.000 tons.


ANDRITZ, ARITERM, CONDENS, CORESTO, INDUFOR, INRAY, KPA-UNICON will present the latest technology and they arrive looking for collaborators for its projects of forest exploitation, quality control in the use of chips for thermal use and for the development of efficient management systems in district heating.

Finland is a country with a long tradition in the use of biomass for energy purposes in which:

  • El 35% of all the energy consumed comes from biomass.
  • El 50% of the Finns are connected to a district heating.
Electric production plant with biomass from ENCE. 299.000 MWh enough for the power consumption needs of more than 55.700 people.

Export capacity to the 299.000 MWh network

Thus, after energizing the line, the next step will be to start the new boiler with biomass and, with the steam produced, feed and synchronize the turbine that gives the plant an export capacity to the 299.000 MWh network, enough for the Electrical consumption needs more than 55.700 people.

The main objective of this last stage of the project is to verify and verify, not only the main equipment, but also the auxiliary facilities such as compressed air systems, cooling towers and electrical and instrumentation systems, among others. It is, therefore, a phase that will last for several months, depending on the evolution and results of the different operations that must be carried out.

Biomass agricultural and residual forest

In addition, for its operation the plant will consume agricultural biomass and residual forest from the agricultural crops of the surroundings and the Huelva mountain. In this way, it will help reduce uncontrolled burning in the field and will help reduce the risk of forest fires, among other social and environmental benefits.

The start-up of the 46 MW plant at the end of the year will raise the installed capacity of the Huelva energy complex from Ence from 91 to 137 MW, which will also increase its production capacity to more than 890.000 MWh per year.

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