Historical maximums are reached in the installation of equipment and the total installed power.

are reached all-time highs in the installation of equipment and the total installed power. This equipment is used to generate thermal energy of renewable and local origin to, above all, provide industrial heat and supply domestic heating.

The year 2021 has marked a new record in the installation of biomass equipment in Spain. The year ended with a park of biomass stoves and boilers (pellet, chips, bone, and other biofuels) of more than 512.000 operating units, which has been achieved thanks to the installation of 75.832 new devices during the year. Total installed power also grew to 14.090 MW, thanks to an increase of 1.391 MW compared to 2020.

THE INSTALLATION OF NEW PELLET STOVES AND BOILERS IN THE DOMESTIC SECTOR GREW 40% LAST YEAR 

The manufacture, installation and maintenance of equipment of up to 50 kW and the supply of biomass, mainly pellets, in the domestic sector generated a business of 465 million euros in Spain in 2021; 26% more than the previous year. On the other hand, the consumption of domestic heating with biomass creates and maintains direct employment for 7.700 professionals in different activities of the value chain.

At the end of 2021, 497.556 pellet stoves and boilers were operating in Spain, 74.655 more than the previous year, which represents an increase of 40%, according to data collected by the Association

Spanish Biomass in www.observatoriobiomasa.es

 

In 2021, the domestic sector generated a total of 3,1 terawatt hours of energy in the form of heat, using

for this, mainly pellets: 617 million kilograms of wood pellets, an amount that replaced the purchase and burning of 310 million liters of heating oil. In addition, the fact that in 2021 in Spain biomass was used instead of diesel to heat homes contributed to fighting climate change by avoiding the emission of 824.000 tons of CO2, equivalent to the emissions of 550.000 vehicles.

 

IN 2021, THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECTOR THAT USES BIOMASS STOPPED CONSUMING THE EQUIVALENT OF 1.634 MILLION LITERS OF DIESEL FOR HEATING

In the industrial and commercial sector, with equipment with power greater than 50 kW, the manufacture, installation and maintenance of boilers together with the production and supply of biomass generated a business of more than 666 million euros, 14% more than the previous year . The industrial consumption of biomass heat creates and maintains direct employment for 5.240 professionals in different activities of the value chain.

At the end of 2021, 15.495 boilers, ovens, air generators and industrial biomass burners were operating in Spain, 1.177 more than the previous year, which represents an increase of 28% in sales over the previous year.

Thanks to biomass, the industrial sector as a whole generated 16.312 GWh of energy in the form of heat from around five million tons of biomass, mainly wood chips, forest remains, wood pellets and by-products from the agri-food industry such as olive stone, shells, and others.

Using these biofuels of sustainable and local origin in the industrial sector avoided the import and burning of the equivalent of 1.634 million liters of heating oil and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 2,9 million vehicles off the road.

Since 2021, the observatory has also provided figures on biomass equipment for manual supply, not automatic, such as firewood. Sales of wood-burning stoves, fireplaces, cookers and boilers in 2021 reached 68.076 units in Spain, 24% more than the previous year.

In May 2023, Expobiomasa will have the presence of the leading companies in the sector in stoves, fireplaces and boilers. The next edition has advanced the dates to provide customers and suppliers with equipment delivery times throughout the installation season.

Source:   www.observatoriodebiomasa.es

www.avebiom.org

 

 

 

AVEBIOM proposes to celebrate the 15th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and attendance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.

AVEBIOM proposes to hold the 15th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and assistance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.

Jorge Herrero, director of Expobiomasa, reasons the decision: “until now we have held the event in the fall, with the campaign “on top”; this, which during the first years was a communication shock that managed to increase sales of stoves and pellets, has now changed with the maturity reached by the market.”

And it is that, today, given the increase in sales of equipment, the shortage of some components and better handling of information by customers, the sector is obliged to anticipate both the planning of the factories and the contracts for supply.                                                                                                                              

“With the change of dates we intend to help our exhibitors to improve production planning in their factories for the season and to more accurately manage their stocks for distribution. In this way they will be able to guarantee consumers the best service”, Blacksmith explains.

Restore confidence

Expobiomasa will be the largest exclusive event in the sector in 2023, not only in Spain and Portugal, but throughout Europe. AVEBIOM hopes to regain the trust of the firms and professionals who did not attend the last edition concerned about the health situation at that time.

Thanks to the rigorous security protocol established by the organization and its exquisite follow-up by the 327 exhibiting firms and the 7.480 professionals from 25 countries who attended the last edition, Expobiomasa became the best possible place to get back in touch personally and face face to face with more professionals in three days than in a whole year of commercial visits.

An event that helps improve sector planning

The advancement of the dates of the fair will help customers and suppliers to know the real situation and market trends with perspective and time to better prepare the campaign. It is foreseeable that the demand for biomass equipment will increase given the current extraordinary situation of the energy market, with the prices of fossil gas, heating oil and, especially, of electricity on a continuous rise and the fuel supply problems that are sense throughout Europe. 

At the proposal of a majority of exhibitors and members of AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association has decided to organize the next edition of Expobiomasa in the spring of 2023, thus adapting to the current rates of equipment manufacturing and installation and becoming the largest exclusive event of the sector in Europe of the year.

Biomass can be claimed today more than ever as a renewable, efficient, highly profitable, manageable and, above all, own source of energy.

We are waiting for you all again from May 9 to 11, 2023 in Valladolid!

www.expobiomasa.com

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Clelia is the new Ecofire® hermetic pellet stove by Palazzetti that combines modern design and efficiency thanks to its painted steel cladding and its rounded sides that soften its profiles.

Clelia is the new hermetic Ecofire® pellet stove from Palazzetti that combines modern design and efficiency thanks to its painted steel cladding and its rounded sides that soften its profiles.

It is available in the powers of 9 kW and 13 kW, also in the ductable versions AirPro2 or AirPro3 and in the following colors: White, Black, Mocha and Red.

Clelia is equipped with the innovative T3 platform with a static cast iron brazier to further reduce emissions and offer an evocative view of the flame with extremely high performance.
One of the strong points of this technology is the Speedy Clean system, which makes routine cleaning operations easier for the user, guaranteeing excellent performance and constant efficiency over time.

Hot air is diffused through a front grille and, thanks to the Zero Speed ​​Fan system, ventilation can be completely excluded to enjoy heat distribution by radiation and natural convection.

Its high performance guarantees Clelia the highest level of environmental performance.

Like all Palazzetti products, Clelia can also be equipped with various optional extras, such as the Connection Box, which allows you to control it with your smartphone or with voice commands.
 

You will be able to see and play more equipment from PALAZZETTI en EXPOBIOMASA 2023

You can contact Palazzetti at:

Tel + 39 049 657311

email: gagliardi@gagliardi-partners.it

 

 

The Council of Ministers, at the request of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, the Ministry of Finance and Public Function, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, has approved a Royal Decree-Law 17/2022, of 20 September, with several measures in the energy field, such as the reduction of VAT from 21% to 5% in

The Council of Ministers, at the request of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, has approved a Royal Decree-Law 17/2022, of September 20, with several measures in the energy field, such as the VAT reduction from 21% to 5% in supplies of natural gas, pellets, briquettes and firewood, with savings for consumers of some 210 million euros; the possibility that cogeneration temporarily abandon its regulated remuneration regime, so that the Iberian Mechanism is applied to it; or the creation of a new active demand response service that will increase the flexibility and security of the electricity system.

AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association, has repeatedly requested this reduction, the last time it was a letter sent to the Government of Spain last week, arguing the social, economic and environmental benefit that this measure entails for all Spaniards, whether or not they are direct consumers of biomass.  

The tax reduction enters into force on October 1, will be in force until December 31, 2022 and will apply to pellets, briquettes and firewood, ecological substitutes for natural gas from biomass and intended for heating systems, whose prices have increased considerably with the approach of winter. It will provide an estimated savings of 19,4 million to consumers.

Source:

www.avebiom.org

www.miteco.gob.es

https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2022/09/21/pdfs/BOE-A-2022-15354.pdf

 

The new boiler has been installed by Bioenergy Ibérica and uses cocoa husks as biofuel to obtain the 12.250 tons of steam per year needed by the chocolate factory located in La Penilla de Cayón, while reducing CO2.100 emissions by XNUMX tons
In this third auction, to be held on October 25, 2022, up to 100 MW correspond to biomass in projects without power restrictions and another 40 MW for facilities with installed power equal to or less than 20 MW.
The Government of Spain opens a call for direct aid for biomass heat network projects from September 26. This aid has been endowed with 100 million euros and the subsidized projects must be launched before October 31, 2025.

The Government of Spain opens a call for direct aid for biomass heat network projects from September 26.

This aid has been endowed with 100 million euros and the subsidized projects must be launched before October 31, 2025.

The construction of new generation plants that exclusively use renewable energy sources and new distribution networks with connections to consumption centers will be subsidized; the expansion or replacement of an existing generation plant with equipment that uses exclusively renewable energy sources, including those that remain unsubstituted; and the expansion of the distribution network and existing connections in facilities that use exclusively renewable energy sources.

They may receive up to 45% for individuals or legal entities that carry out an economic activity for which they offer goods and/or services on the market. Those beneficiaries who do not carry out economic activity can receive up to 70% aid.

The main suppliers of the sector at a national and international level will attend the next edition of EXPOBIOMASA, on May 9, 10 and 11, 2023.

Más info:

AID AVAILABLE FOR HEAT NETWORKS WITH RENEWABLE ENERGIES

ANDALUCIA BEGINS TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL OF HEAT NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS

ARAGÓN: GREAT POTENTIAL FOR HEAT NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS IN THE PRIMARY SECTOR AND IN NEIGHBORHOODS

ASTURIAS: PROMISING FUTURE FOR HEAT NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS

BALEARIC ISLANDS: FIRST REGION IN SPAIN IN HEAT AND COLD NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS

433 HEAT NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS IN SPAIN

433 HEAT NETWORKS WITH BIOMASS IN SPAIN

ORDER TED/707/2022, OF JULY 21

MITECO publishes ORDER TED/707/2022, of July 21, with the first call for aid for heat network projects with renewable energies of more than 1 MW, endowed with 100 million euros. Current aid for heating networks with renewable energies
The new heat network with forest biomass for the buildings on the campus of the University of Valladolid in Palencia will serve the buildings on the "La Yutera" campus: ETS Engineering Agrarias, Vice-rectorate, Classrooms, Departments and the faculties of Education and Sciences of the Worked.

The new heat network with forest biomass for the buildings on the campus of the University of Valladolid in Palencia will serve the buildings on the "La Yutera" campus: ETS Engineering Agrarias, Vice-rectorate, Classrooms, Departments and the faculties of Education and Sciences of the Worked. The campus currently meets its thermal needs through individual diesel and natural gas boilers, some of which are at the end of their useful life.

The tender budget for the heat network was €1.132.028,16 and the renovation work on the thermal installation and the boiler had a budget of €185.877,93. The fossil energy replaced will be 2.677.540 kWh/year generating economic savings of more than 35% compared to current fossil costs. An annual consumption of 835 tons of G-100 forest chips is expected.

The generation plant has a fuel storage area and another heat production area. And the mobile grate technology boiler, with a thermal power of 1.650 KW, is equipped with a multicyclone and an electrofilter to minimize emissions into the atmosphere. It also has a 40.000 liter buffer tank and a 1,2 km long network. The facility has a central control post that communicates, via a new fiber optic line, with the heat exchange substations that will be located in each of the buildings connected to the network.

UVA thus manages to have a centralized renewable thermal energy supply system for the entire campus. Biomass replaces the use of imported and polluting fossil fuels with a renewable, sustainable and local source of energy that helps generate employment in rural environments, reduces energy dependence in the region and contributes to the prevention of forest fires in Castilla y León.

 

Source: www.uva.es

 

 

 

"Everything that burns in a boiler, stops burning in the forest." This is how forceful Francesc Cano is, deputy director of transfer at the Center for Forestry Science and Technology of Catalonia (CTFC). Cano refers to forest biomass that is extracted from forests to be used for energy purposes. A biomass to which more and more industries are switching due to the high price of gas.

"Everything that burns in a boiler, stops burning in the forest". This is how forceful Francesc Cano is, deputy director of transfer at the Center for Forestry Science and Technology of Catalonia (CTFC). Cano refers to forest biomass that is extracted from forests to be used for energy purposes. A biomass to which more and more industries are switching due to the high price of gas.

But nevertheless, "of the three million cubic meters of forest matter generated each year in Catalonia, only one million is used, which means that year after year we accumulate two million forest materials”, warns the CTFC expert. "Of the million cubic meters that are extracted annually, about 250.000 are firewood, about 200.000 end up transformed into pallets and the remaining 550.000 are used as biomass, especially in the form of chips and, to a lesser extent, in the form of pellets," he says. Francis Cano.

"More involvement on the part of the administrations to promote a key sector, especially with summers marked by forest fires" is one of the demands of Jordi Serra, president of the Bioenergy Cluster of Catalonia. The next summers are not going to be better. The United Nations forecasts a 30% increase in forest fires by 2050 and 50% by the end of the century.

The fact is that while the main sawmills in Catalonia began, last April, a series of stoppages in production to protest the lack of forestry raw material with which to work. A global energy crisis with fossil fuels. Biomass continues to accumulate in the forests, in the absence of new measures by the administration, and the risk of forest fires increases, with an estimated cost of putting them out at around 10.000 euros per hectare according to the calculations of the EAE Business professor School May Lopez.

The Bioenergy Cluster of Catalonia participates in @Expobiomasa

Source: www.lavanguardia.com/economia/20220802/8442181/biomasa-incendios-bosques-cataluna-fuego.html