A biomass boiler that allows the LC Paper company to manufacture structured tissue paper products with neutral CO2 emissions.

This boiler was the last step of a challenge that began more than a decade ago, when the company rethought all the elements of the production process in order to be able to make paper without emitting carbon dioxide. Achieving "zero emissions" is an important milestone, the result of the objectives of reducing the consumption of energy, water and raw materials.

In traditional tissue paper processes, the manufacture of a ton of paper consumes about 3.000 kWh By redesigning the Manufacturing process , LC Paper has reached a final consumption of only 1.100 kWh per ton. This achievement has been possible thanks to the replacement of a gas boiler with a new industrial biomass boiler with a steam generation capacity of 4.000 kg per hour This will reduce the consumption of 2.930 kW of natural gas, substantial savings, while consuming 1,26Tons per hour of wood chips (8.000 tons per year) of certified forest sustainability wood near the "zero kilometer biomass" factory.

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Wood stoves of the Solzaima brand. High performance and low emissions. Ideal for low consumption homes.

Solzaima presents the range of TEK stoves.

A range innovative and versatile, with several options, such as various support accessories, handles, wall mounting or decorative. Ventilation is optional on some models.

The range is certified in TUV laboratories in Germany with high power, low CO levels and high performance. It allows connection to the outside air of the room, ideal for low consumption housing.

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New wood insert from Ferlux. This new biomass equipment is characterized by its polygonal shape and being suspended on the wall. It does not forget its main purpose and adds a double combustion and vermiculite in its combustion chamber.

The brand new wood insert FerluxThanks to its polygonal shape and being suspended on the wall, is unique and protagonist in the home.


  • Is easy installation.
  • Apparatus with double combustion. Primary and secondary air control.
  • Reversible door Black screen printed glass.
  • Met liningáfull liquor installation supportóNo on wall.
  • Telescopingópeak for the flue pipe.
  • Interior of the combustion chamber in refractory or vermiculite ceramic
  • Includes two turbines and potentiometer.
In two years, Galicia will quadruple its installed capacity for biomass consumption, from the current 476.000 tons to 1,7 million tons, according to the report of the timber chain presented by the Axencia Galega da Industria Forestal (Xera) .

Galicia is entering a time when the resources of the mountain charge a new value. Climate change requires reducing fossil fuel consumption, which encourages the take-off of alternatives such as the use of residual forest biomass for energy production. In two years, Galicia will quadruple its installed biomass consumption capacity, from the current 476.000 tons to 1,7 million tons, according to the report of the timber chain presented by the Axencia Galega da Industria Forestal (Xera).

If one considers that the Galician mountain produces between 1,5 and 2 million tons of logging remains every year, the conclusion is clear. The remains of short will soon become a coveted resource in the bush. The first step of demand will rise in early 2020, when the biomass electric power production plant that Greenalia is assembling in Teixeiro (Curtis, A Coruña), which is expected to consume more than 500.000 tons of remnants of remains, enters into operation. felling

This project will be followed by different initiatives of the forestry industry to increase its consumption of logging debris and by-products of its manufacturing process. The board factories have planned replace your current fuel cogeneration system with biomass, with which they generate heat for their industrial process and electricity for the network. That change, together with the increases in consumption of Ence Navia and those that Ence Pontevedra may undertake, will bring about an increase in the installed capacity to use the residual biomass of another 700.000 tons in 2021.

The equation is completed with the biomass power plant that Forestalia is raising in El Bierzo and that will theoretically supply part of its demand in the Galician market from 2020, as assessed in the Xera report, in which it is calculated that the total demand for Galician forest biomass for energy uses can be around 2 million tons in 2021.

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Summary of what happened in the world of biomass in Spain in 2019.

According to the data collected by the AVEBIOM Biomass Observatory for more than 10 years, we have already exceeded 300.000 biomass heating equipment installed. The majority are small appliances, stoves and boilers of less than 50 kW for domestic heating. Thanks to its operation instead of others fueled by fossil fuels, we avoid the emission of more than 4 million tons of CO2 per year.

We estimate that there are more than 10.500 MW installed, which represents 12% of all heating systems in the country, including single-family homes, housing blocks and, increasingly, distributed heat networks. Our expectation is to get closer to the 13.000 MW installed by the end of 2020.

In addition, this year, we have definitely promoted an important project: the certification of biomass installers. Since June 2019 we have the first certified companies and little by little they are joining more.

With the iBTc seal - Certified Thermal Biomass Installer - we intend to support to the consumer the companies that professionally execute the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of biomass thermal installations.

Heat networks

Currently, biomass heat networks exceed 400 facilities, which is also the most widely used technology for this solution.

We have been present at the last World Climate Summit, COP25, advocating precisely the enormous advantages of biomass heat networks to empower the energy consumer and fight against climate change.

Upward pellet consumption

The biomass alternative to generate renewable heat, both domestically and industrially, has penetrated society. And to this has contributed fundamentally the stability and lower price of solid biofuels against the volatility of fossil fuel prices.

With the data from the last report of the Biomass Price Index prepared by AVEBIOM, we see that domestic pellet prices remain below € 300 / tonne.

Domestic pellet consumption strengthens and in 2019 we will reach a new production record with more than 700.000 tons.

100% of the ENplus certified pellet used in Spain comes from sustainably managed forests, which guarantees the growth of new trees instead of the trees used.

More than 65% of the wood that grows every year in our forests is not touched, which increases the carbon stock. And of the 35% of wood that is used only 10% becomes pellets. The consumption of pellets in 2018 fixed pollution of 3 million cars in Spanish forests.

Economy of the sector

Our forecast of turnover in 2019 for the solid biomass sector (thermal, electric and traditional wood) is around 1.550 million euros, of which around 60% correspond to its most modern facet, which operates with equipment of advanced technology and high quality biofuels.

The solid biomass sector already employs in Spain more than 18.400 people directly, to which we would have to add another 36.000 indirect jobs, basically related to the supply of biomass and in rural areas punished by depopulation.

This year, the twelfth edition of Expobiomasa has also been celebrated. We are very satisfied with its development and results, the best of its entire trajectory. This year the quality of the offer of the exhibiting companies has been enormous, and the number of professionals we have received and the volume of business generated have far exceeded the figures of the previous edition.

Impulse policies are needed

I believe that the necessary promotion of photovoltaic, wind and storage solar technologies must be linked to biomass. To take advantage of all the potential that biomass can provide, Spain urgently needs an ambitious development plan, both for thermal and electricity generation.

The development of both sectors is necessary and synergistic since this will increase the efficiency and profitability of forest exploitation. Contemplating the use of biomass within forestry planning would guarantee the supply of biomass in the face of an increasing demand.

Javier Díaz, President of the Spanish Energy Valuation Association of Biomass, organizing body of EXPOBIOMASA.