At 2019 Expobiomasa, edit a magazine with all the information of the fair and of the biomass sector.
- Calendar of Events from Expobiomasa.
- Exhibitor Listings for products and services.
- Plano of the fair.
- All information about the sector in Spain
You can download it in this link (PDF. 20 megabytes.)
A jump in quality, safety and efficiency in the transport of biomass. This is what Noma, one of the leading manufacturers of transport implements in Brazil, guarantees with its new Smart Floor Titanium line that reaches the market to break paradigms and increase competitiveness in biomass logistics.
The new trailer presents side opening which allows gravity to flow completely in three minutes, reducing the process up to six times compared to conventional systems.
Developed by the Noma team of engineers, in partnership with the Rodoplem implementer, the innovative solution, in addition to Shorten the time of operations, reduce the need for maintenance and generates more security in the operation to be able to activate with remote control.
More info: https://www.biomassabioenergia.com.br
During the three days that the event lasted the companies showed the novelties in their products. Forestry and wood treatment machinery With innovative technologies that save time and costs and at the same time are more environmentally friendly. Industrial technologies increasingly versatile, able to deal with different materials more effectively. According to the domestic heating, the brands presented their latest and most efficient developments, with less maintenance and various aesthetics capable of satisfying all types of needs and users.
It is worth highlighting the crusher EcoPulser from the company Pallmann, winner of the Expobiomasa Innovation Award at 2019.
Expobiomasa served as a framework for the realization of different activities that again helped the visitor to complete his experience during the fair.
Attendees at professional visits they were able to observe first hand, in the Tuesday's day 24 in the province of Burgos, biomass installations in operation in industries and a healthcare complex. Meanwhile he Day 25 They visited different district heatings in the city of Valladolid.
Different conferences and seminars analyzed the domestic pellet market in Spain and Europe; the perspectives of Spanish biogas market; The efficient change to biomass as fuel in different types of industry; or Finland's experience as a benchmark of the biomass energy service model developed in the early 90 decade. The exhibitors showed through conferences technical presentations their innovations in products and services more outstanding.
Forest biomass, as an energy resource, is a solution to the current energy crisis. Its obtaining is positive for our forests and for the bioeconomy demanded by the European Union.
Según COSE (Confederation of Organizations of Foresters of Spain), to strengthen the forest biomass market, are more forestry planning and management needed, and are essential more active policies and a regulatory and legislative framework that favors the management of this renewable energy source.
Spain is a forest power with an abundance of biomass resources but there is minimal energy use. Spain is the third European country for absolute biomass resources and the seventh in per capita terms. However, it is at the bottom of the European ranking for their consumption.
Finnish and Spanish companies have maintained more than 300 bilateral business meetings in Expobiomasa, whose edition of 2019 had a day dedicated to Finland and the celebration of the II Finnish Hispanic Seminary of Biomass, which was inaugurated by the ambassador of this country in Spain, Tiina Jortikka, and the Minister of Economy and Finance of Castilla y León, Carlos Fernández Carriedo.
In the course of the B2B meetings, Spanish firms have known the business models of the sector in FinlandAs well as most innovative technological advances, with special attention to quality control techniques, the use of chips for thermal use and heat networks.
"Bioenergy is one of the main keys to 'decarbonize' the generation of heat and energy, as has already been shown in different countries, including Finland ”, explained the president of Bioenergy Europe and the Association of Bionergy of Finland, Hannes Tuohiniitty, during the conference he has given at the fair under the name 'Responsibility in heat networks with biomass'.
Tuohiniitty has emphasized that 87% of renewable heat in Europe is based on bioenergy. "Biomass can be used in a very versatile way and is flexible in both raw materials and production, as well as being more economical and avoiding the emission of thousands of tons of C02," he said. And also, he recalled that "it is a great ally to fight forest fires ”.
35% of energy
Finland, which has 26 exhibiting companies in Expobiomasa, is a country in which bioenergy represents 35% of the energy consumed and has a long tradition in the use of biomass for energy purposes.
At the beginning of the years 90 started the development of the biomass heating business model managed by energy service companies (ESE) and currently has more than 620 facilities of this type of medium size (between 300 and 6000 kW), of which 141 are municipal, which heat more than 200 schools, nurseries and nursing homes.
In addition, a third of the facilities managed by energy service companies are 'district heating' that supply heat to different buildings. In fact, half of the Finnish population is connected With this installation model, it has more 15.000 kilometers of hot water pipe networks.
In order to continue growing in its biomass machinery division, Transgrúas It has reached a distribution agreement for all of Spain of two of the leading Italian brands in the sector: Pinosa y Gandini.
Pinosa is a manufacturer of wood processors for the production of wood burning from 1979, with a range of machines of different sizes to cut wood and convert it into energy.
For its part, Gandini manufactures wood chippers and crushers, with more than 50 years of experience and a wide range of equipment for the production of wood chips from trees and forest debris of all kinds.
Expected to close the Andorra thermal power plant in June of 2020, Forestalia proposes the construction of a new pellet plant in the same municipality. With an expected capacity of 200.000 annual tons, thus becoming the largest in Spain.
This plant would create 60 direct jobs and more than indirect 350 including the collection and logistics of biomass.
Forestalia currently has two such plants, located in Erla and Huerta de Rey.
The technicians of the Heat Network with Biomass of Aranda de Duero have carried out during the last weeks the functional tests to start giving services at the end of this month of September. “Everything has gone as planned, the tests are satisfactory at the central and we are already able to supply the thermal energy that We produce from biomass”Acknowledges Javier Jiménez, one of those responsible for the commercial team of the promoter.
The Aranda de Duero Heat Network will supply heating and domestic hot water to 4.600 homes and 30 public buildings in the Arandina city. A total of 12 megawatts of installed power will generate 45,5 million kilowatts of thermal energy at a plant that will consume 13.500 tons of local biomass per year. Connected buildings 14.700 will stop emitting CO2 tons into the atmosphere with a creation of 40 jobs between direct and indirect.
The connection does not imply no extra cost or spill for neighbors because the small work in the boiler room is the responsibility of the company, while the consumer it only pays for the thermal energy of biomass it consumes. The consumption is measured individually with a kilowatt meter placed on the landing of the portal and it is not necessary that the cabin has any other equipment or boiler.
Javier Díaz, President of Avebiom: “This has been the best of the twelve editions held so far, for the quality of the offer that the exhibiting companies have brought, for the number of professionals we have received and for the volume of business generated, which far exceeds the figure of the previous edition ”.
With an influx of 16.540 professional visitors, above the figure of the previous edition, Expobiomasa 2019 has clearly exceeded the forecasts of the organization, which had calculated more moderate data due to the reduction of the number of days of the fair, from four to three, in relation to the of 2017.
Although at the end of the fair the estimate of the generated turnover, the first data point to a figure significantly higher than that of 2017, which stood above 17 million.
Expobiomasa 2019 has brought together 540 exhibiting companies from 30 countries, which have shown the latest technological developments in the sector, in a total of 28.000 square meters of the fairground of Valladolid, which makes this fair the most important event in southern Europe.
The best of the twelve fairs held
Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Association of Energy Valuation of Biomass (Avebiom), organizing organizer of Expobiomasa, assured that both he personally and the entire organizing team “we are very satisfied with the development and results of Expobiomasa 2019, which has been undoubtedly the best of the twelve editions held so far, for the quality of the offer that the exhibiting companies have brought, for the number of professionals we have received and for the volume of business generated, which far exceeds the figure of the edition previous".
According to the president of Avebiom, "the sector faces this season with optimism, with relatively high sales expectations."
And this is due, he added, to two fundamentally factors. “First, to the fact that the biomass alternative has penetrated society as a solution to the needs of heating, domestic and industrial, with a clean, renewable fuel, which takes advantage of a local raw material that cannot be relocated and offers a cheaper and more stable price. And secondly, for the Fossil fuel price volatility, which have shot again in recent weeks. ”
The guest country and protagonist of Expobiomasa 2019 has been Finland, at whose stand they have been held around 400 bilateral business meetings Among the 26 companies present at the fair, the most advanced in the country, and more than 70 companies and professionals in Spain.
Addition II Finnish Hispano Biomass Seminar - in which the president of Bioenergy Europe, Hannes Tuohiniitty has participated -, this edition has hosted conferences such as the International of Pellet Market Domestic biomass in Chile, as well as four more technical ones on boilers, stoves and chimneys; the manufacture and production of biofuels; industrial boilers and district heating; and the technological keys for the use of heat with agrobiomass in small power.
One more year Denmark was present at Expobiomasa through the grouped participation of eleven companies Danish, which presented their technologically advanced solutions for the bioenergy sector, with special emphasis on process optimization and efficiency in plant operation. According to those responsible, “Denmark and its companies lead the international transition to a sustainable economy, where bioenergy must play a decisive role".
Further information: https://agrotecnica.online/dinamarca-repitio-en-expobiomasa-2019/
Pellet production in Spain still has a wide margin of growth, since only 35% of the biomass resources generated each year are used, which are around 50 million cubic meters.
This low use, 30 points below the European average, causes excessive accumulation of wood in the forest, since Spain has more than 28 million hectares of forest, with stocks of more than 1.100 million cubic meters of biomass (wood, firewood, etc.)
However, in the last two years there have been difficulties in the auctions and, sometimes, shortage of raw material, which makes the price of the pellet more expensive and creates the feeling that it is wrong that the market is saturated. This has been revealed in the International Domestic Pellet Market Conference (CIMEP), convened by the Spanish Association of Energy Valuation of Biomass (Avebiom), which was held today in the framework of Expobiomasa 2019.