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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On June 30, the Royal Decree was published approving the direct concession to the autonomous communities of an incentive program linked to the implementation of renewable thermal systems in the residential sector, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience

On June 30, the Royal Decree was published approving the direct concession to the autonomous communities of an incentive program linked to the implementation of renewable thermal systems in the residential sector, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Direct aid is included for the installation of biomass stoves that meet ECODESIGN and use certified fuels as pellet ENplus A1, among other renewable systems. The coordination and monitoring of this incentive program will be carried out by the Institute for Diversity and Energy Saving -Representative-, an entity dependent on the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

It is expected to allocate a budget of 200 million from this specific program for the realization of thermal renewable energy installations in the residential sector, but it will initially be endowed with 100 million euros. It is key that professionals in the sector take advantage of these incentives quickly, and do not miss the unique opportunity to discover the news of the world's leading manufacturers of pellet stoves and boilers at the appointment of the year and go to EXPOBIOMASA, held from September 21 to 23 in Valladolid.

In Spain, energy consumption for thermal uses in 2019 accounted for around 33% of total final energy consumption, where the contribution of renewable energies is 19%, practically all of it being biomass. The improvement of these data to meet the objectives and commitments at the European level, as proposed by the Spanish Association of Biomass -AVEBIOM- in the value proposals to qualify for European funds Next Generation, goes univocally to promote the consumption of biomass of local and sustainable origin as a source of renewable energy through modern pellet stoves in our country.

Additionally, and in the short term, the impulse of the installation of pellet stoves will rapidly reduce the energy costs of consumers in the domestic sector, contributing significantly to the fight against energy poverty and to the improvement of the economy of citizens. Heating with pellets, for example, involves 50% savings compared to gas or diesel and much more when compared to the cost of heating with electricity. 

The budget processing of this incentive program will be through the different regional administrations, adjusting as much as possible to each reality and with maximum limits of 3.000 euros per pellet stove per dwelling. These limits raise an additional € 700 per biomass stove for publicly owned homes. Incentives are also provided for the withdrawal of obsolete and old equipment. As published by the RD, the aid will be 350 euros per kW of installed power.

The Government of Spain promotes these incentives because it understands that the development of these programs will favor the generation of employment throughout the territory, with a marked component of proximity and a high degree of capillarity, and an improvement in economic activity, in a context of recovery after the pandemic, induced by the different help lines. It is worth highlighting the benefit derived from the reduction of fossil fuel imports and the improvement of the competitiveness of companies. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, other positive social effects of these programs can be highlighted, such as support for the third sector, the development of municipalities with fewer than 5.000 inhabitants, or increased awareness and awareness of end consumers, thanks to the requirements introduced in terms of consumption monitoring.

 

Further information:

www.avebiom.org

www.idae.es

Royal Decree 477 / 2021, of 29 of June

 

 

On April 28, LASIAN, a national manufacturer of biomass boilers since 1967, held a technical-commercial conference to present the new designs of its Industrial Range boilers:

The past 28 of April, LASIAN, a national manufacturer of biomass boilers since 1967, held a technical-commercial conference to present the new designs of its Industrial Range boilers:

  • BIOCOMPACT: Powers from 200 kW to 4000 kW, robust and resistant, with 3 horizontal smoke passages, outcrop burner, manual or semi-manual cleaning, and multiple options and accessories. It is the most suitable for use in all types of applications no matter how demanding, industry, dryers, greenhouses, etc.

 

  • BIOCOMPACT-SAWDUST: Powers from 500 kW to 2500 kW, specially designed to burn fuel in the form of sawdust, both of natural origin and derived from agglomerates, DM, etc. Its innovative sawdust burner mixes air and fuel, just like a gas or oil burner. It is ideal for factories that generate sawdust in their production process.

 

  • BIOMODULAR: Powers from 180 kW to 520 kW, boiler based on the BIOCOMPACT range and with the same options, but built by elements, to facilitate its installation in boiler rooms with difficult access and where it is not feasible to introduce another type of Biomass boiler.

 

  • BIOCOMBY: Powers from 80 kW to 230 kW, boiler with outcrop burner, for manual use, simple, economical and very versatile because its hopper, smoke outlet, ash compactor, etc., can be adapted according to the needs of the room of boilers. Ideal for farms, rural hotels, industry, etc.

 

  • BIOSELECT: Powers from 100 kW to 2.000 kW, fully automatic boiler, with mobile grate burner, combustion chamber with refractory, PLC control and lambda probe, automatic cleaning of the flue gas exchanger, and various ash collection systems. It is ideal for environments where a boiler with the highest level of automation and performance is required.

 

The interest in the use of biomass fuels was confirmed by the attendees, due to the great advantages they offer. In the first place, because it is a renewable, ecological and sustainable energy, locally generated and close to consumption. And secondly, because of its profitability, especially at the present time when fossil fuels have doubled or tripled their price, while biomass in general, although its price has also increased, has remained within the margins of the CPI.

 

LASIAN participate in Expobiomasa

Further information:

Pedro Ortiz Garcia Director. Industrial Biomass Division in Lasian) Tel. 629 26 04 65 

 

PELLETBOX by Naparpellet is an innovative transport, distribution, handling and feeding system for pellet stoves and boilers. Basically, it consists of a palletized cardboard box and an extraction system, avoiding, for example, the use of plastic bags or a pellet silo when feeding a boiler.

PELLET BOX of naparpellet is an innovative transport, distribution, handling and feeding system for pellet stoves and boilers.

Basically, it consists of a palletized cardboard box and an extraction system, avoiding, for example, the use of plastic bags or a pellet silo when feeding a boiler.

Naparpellet's challenge was to provide solutions to pellet consumers who have both stoves and boilers, and who do not want to use plastic bags or who do not want to install a small pneumatically loaded silo or who do not have enough space for a silo.

This rectangular prismatic cardboard box, PELLETBOX by Naparpellet, has two models with different capacities, is open at the top with a hinged lid and is supported on a pallet at its base. In this way, it facilitates handling during transport and stacking.

To extract the pellet, the box has a window assisted by a gate, arranged on one of its sides, near the bottom. This opening is slightly raised from the bottom to allow loosened sawdust to accumulate. The pellet can be extracted manually, avoiding handling bags, for example, or automatically thanks to a universal suction probe at the base, which can be connected to any suction system of a boiler or stove. In this way you can have automatic suction and a silo in the smallest possible space.

Another advantage is that the device is reusable, and once empty it folds to facilitate transport to the factory where it will be refilled again. pellet with ENplus certificate. This fact allows GHG to be reduced by more than 7 times compared to a pallet of 15kg plastic bags.

naparpellet presented this novelty in the last edition of Expobiomass.

Further information:

https://intercambiom.org/candidaturas-premio-innovacion-2022/

 

As a result of the business evolution of Natural Fire, the range of hot air generators by biomass combustion (GNF) is born, focused on using solid biomass from productive waste (pellets, olive pits, almond shells, etc.), in the generation of hot air flows, to be used both in industrial processes and in heating.
In a press release dated May 17, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) has announced modifications to RD 477/2021 regarding incentive programs for self-consumption and storage systems with renewable energies, and for systems renewable thermal energy in homes and in different sectors of the economy.

In a press release dated May 17, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) has announced modifications to RD 477/2021 regarding incentive programs for self-consumption and storage systems with renewable energies, and for systems renewable thermal energy in homes and in different sectors of the economy.

Among the changes that affect the biomass sector, the inclusion of wood-fired heating equipment among the eligible systems in the residential area stands out, provided that they meet certain requirements:

The equipment must have a closed front part, the wood must have a maximum humidity of 20% (property class M20 as established in the UNE-EN-ISO 17225-5 standard) and the installations must be carried out in municipalities with less than 50.000 inhabitants, which are not provincial capitals.

Another of the noteworthy changes is the greater support provided to the energy services company (ESCO) model to facilitate installations to individuals or other companies that do not have the capacity to undertake the investment.

We remind you that local heating devices or boilers of less than 1 MW that use biomass they must certify that they comply with the Ecodesign regulations (Regulations (EU) 2015/1185 and 2015/1189) and that the fuel used has a certificate issued by an accredited independent entity regarding compliance with class A1 as established in the UNE-EN-ISO 17225, UNE 164003 standards. or UNE 164004.

Currently, manufacturers and distributors of biomass combustion equipment have extensive catalogs of boilers and stoves that comply with the Ecodesign regulation without problems and, on the other hand, the Spanish and European markets have quality seals to certify biofuels as ENplus® for domestic pellets or BIOmasud®, specific for Mediterranean biofuels, including firewood.

The aid that can be accessed through this line for the entire Spanish territory when buying a pellet or wood stove, fireplace or boiler is €350 per kW of power with a maximum of €4.200 for stoves and fireplaces and €3.500 for boilers. The calls and procedures are different in each autonomous community. 

Royal decree 477/2021 (domestic installations)

Royal Decree 377 / 2022 (modification)

Status of calls by autonomous community: renewable air conditioning (IDAE)

More information at your distributor, installer, manufacturer or at the Spanish Association of Biomass.

 

Elegant round design Ecofire® sealed pellet stove with black glass door and front uprights in black polished steel. The round steel sides are available in various colors (black, mocha, white). When it is off, the stove has a black glass door that, when turned on, offers a natural, wide and suggestive view of the fire.
On May 17, the Junta de Castilla y León launches the tender for the works to build a 49 MW biomass heat network 25 km long that will supply 30.000 residents of Villa de Prado, Parquesol and Huerta del Rey: “Valladolid West".

On May 17, the Junta de Castilla y León launches the tender for the works to build a 49 MW biomass heat network 25 km long that will supply 30.000 residents of Villa de Prado, Parquesol and Huerta del Rey: “Valladolid West".

The new project will supply heating and domestic hot water to more than 10.200 homes and 67 tertiary buildings, eliminating more than four hundred fossil fuel boilers and chimneys.

In this way, each year 11.224 equivalent tons of imported oil will not be consumed, which will be replaced by 50.000 tons of local forest chips. Users will save between 30 and 50% on their energy bill and the emission of 31.300 tons of CO will be avoided2 equivalent to the year.

The works will begin in the summer of 2022 and commissioning is scheduled for the 2023-2024 heating season, although the buildings will be able to start managing their connection from July this year.

A self-consumption photovoltaic solar installation and a 6.000 cubic meter sensible heat storage system will also be built to accumulate renewable thermal energy at night.

Biomass contributes to Valladolid being climate neutral by 2030, according to its mayor. The new facility will be the third major network in Valladolid, which has become the city with the most biomass heat networks in Spain.

The other two large networks are the one for the campus of the University of Valladolid and the Clinical Hospital, and the one that supplies the north-east area of ​​Huerta del Rey. Once completed, “Valladolid Oeste” will be hydraulically interconnected with the latter to increase its supply capacity.

The project is promoted by the Public Society of Infrastructures and Environment of Castilla y León (Somacyl). The city council has transferred the plot where the plant will be located and has streamlined the administrative procedures. The planned investment amounts to 30 million euros.

Source

https://www.valladolid.es/es/actualidad/noticias/valladolid-ciudad-espana-redes-calor-biomasa

More information about the tender

https://somacyl.es/licitaciones/ver/522/ejecuci%C3%B3n-de-conducciones-de-la-red-de-calor-sostenible-valladolid-oeste-barrios-villa-del-prado-y-huerta-del-rey-coef202213

https://somacyl.es/licitaciones/ver/521/ejecuci%C3%B3n-de-la-central-de-generaci%C3%B3n-de-la-red-de-calor-sostenible-valladolid-oeste-coef202212#

 

 

After six years manufacturing feed to feed its animals efficiently and sustainably thanks to biomass energy, Grupo Premier Pigs has begun work on a new factory in Bujaraloz (Huesca) that will also have a boiler room supplied with wood chips forest.

After six years manufacturing feed to feed its animals efficiently and sustainably thanks to biomass energy, Grupo Premier Pigs has begun work on a new factory in Bujaraloz (Huesca) that It will also have a boiler room supplied with forest chips..

The first feed factory built by the integrator was in 2016 and from the outset included a biomass boiler to generate the necessary steam to pelletize the feed. Dolors Puyol, manager of the group, expresses the relief of having an energy source that has not been affected by the increase in fossil fuel prices in these times. Right now, with the price of natural gas at record highs and a very unstable global political situation, having a local fuel is not only a matter of saving but of energy security.

A UNICONFORT boiler

The heart of the thermal power plant in the existing feed mill is a 1.740 kW mobile grate fire tube boiler and with a fume recirculation system from the Italian manufacturer Uniconfort that consumes forest chips to generate 3.000 kg/h of saturated steam at a pressure of 8 to 12 bar.

It is an automatic boiler, with reset every 72 hours, which can operate 8.000 hours a year without interruption. Roger Cardó, responsible for maintenance of the Premier Pigs Group, explains that The facility works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.. The boiler only requires a shutdown of four days a year to carry out the prescribed maintenance.

UNICONFORT participate in Expobiomasa

Más info: https://www.avebiom.org/biomasanews/calefaccion-industrial-y-district-heating/seis-anos-fabricando-pienso-eficientemente-con-biomasa

EUROSTAT publishes the average prices that consumers in Spain have paid, taxes included, for energy in December 2021, before the price escalation caused by the war in Ukraine. Electricity had already risen 23% during 2021, gas 22% and heating oil 46%.

EUROSTAT publishes the average prices that consumers in Spain have paid, taxes included, for energy in December 2021, before the price escalation caused by the war in Ukraine. Electricity had already risen 23% during 2021, gas 22% and heating oil 46%. Few experts in the sector believe that the problems of gas and diesel supply will not become more pronounced and prolonged over time with restrictive policies in the coming years throughout Europe, both economic and environmental.

 

Stability of biomass prices and savings.

Using biomass to generate heat has two fundamental advantages from an economic point of view, in addition to the energy independence it provides.

The first one is price stability over the years and despite the fact that the number of biomass consumers grows by more than 20% each year, increasing demand. In other words, prices have remained very stable over the last 10 years, although it is also true that we are going to see an increase in the coming months due to the increase in transportation and manufacturing costs.

The second is savings by substituting fossil fuels such as heating oil, being able to amortize the investment in a very short time. And it is that the price of heating oil has just broken a record a few days ago in Spain, costing an average of 1,39 euros per liter, 70% more expensive than December. Today generate heat with pellets cost less than half to do it with gas or diesel, and generating heat in a forest chip boiler costs a quarter of what to do with fossil fuels. The price difference has widened.

 

Environmental policy: reduction of gas consumption by 70%

The sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just been published, indicating that in order to achieve compliance with the temperature limits of the Paris Agreement, urgent and ambitious action is needed at all scales, in addition to a deep social and industrial transformation towards a development with low greenhouse gas emissions.

Limiting global warming to 1,5°C is almost inevitable, the new report concludes, but it could be reduced below the critical level by the end of this century. To do this, it is required that global greenhouse gas emissions reach their peak before 2025 so that they are then reduced by 43% before 2030 and up to 84% in 2050. To meet this goal, it is estimated that the use global gas will have to have been reduced by 70% compared to 2019.

Sources:

biomass observatory

Forum on Forests and Climate Change