The town of Camp de Túria shows in Brussels the virtues of its sustainable forest management plan.
Once consolidated in the municipality, Serra City Council has taken its sustainable forest management project through biomass to the European Parliament. Its mayor, Alicia Tusón, went to Brussels before the highest European authorities to show in person the virtues of this project that Serra started six years ago and that aims to become an example for other localities that want to improve their forest and energy management.
To the presence of Tusón in the European Parliament was added that of the municipal agronomist and ideologist of the plan, Juanjo Mayans, in the European Bioenergy Future Aebiom Conference, also in the Belgian capital, in which he shared with the assistants the evolution of the system of pellet extraction framed within the local biomass project.
Currently, up to three municipal buildings in Serra already use biomass to heat the facilities. Thus, both the municipality and the children's school and the Sant Josep school use pellets for their boilers, which allows the use of a sustainable energy source and, in addition, saves more than 16.000 euros per year to the coffers of the consistory in electric power consumption, according to municipal sources.