Optimizing processes

Industry, neighborhood communities and District Heating in Spain opt for biomass in search of economic savings and cost control. The latest data indicates that there are more than 14.000 equipment between 50 and 1.000 kW y more than 1.400 that exceed 1 MW thermal power.

More than a thousand computers are installed annually in Spain and boilers for industrial and commercial use capable of generating hot water, thermal oil and steam, as well as hot and cold air generators, dryers, ovens, air conditioners or industrial cold generators that can use biomass as fuel.

Many companies manage their own by-products and value them energetically in ceramics, cement, paper, wood, tobacco, coffee, dried fruit, all kinds of farms and other agricultural products, greenhouses and in the canning industry, among others.


 
The six projects that use biomass to reduce CO2 emissions in energy-intensive industries stand out. They will receive 55 million euros, 57% of the budget allocation. The García-Carrión Winery Group, through BIOTÉRMICA VILLANUEVA (BIOVI), will receive 2,7 million euros to build a biomass plant to generate thermal energy in Gádor, Almería, which will replace natural gas, reducing CO2 emissions in 7.000 tons per year.
Bioenergy Ibérica has carried out the necessary work to increase the steam production capacity of the biomass boiler in Nestlé's chocolate factory in La Penilla de Cayón (Cantabria) by up to 40%. The generation of thermal energy with the biomass boiler allows Nestlé to reduce annual net emissions of CO2 equivalent by 2.850 tons.
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The company BERKES (Berkes & Burmeister & Wain Energy - B&B), which participates in Expobiomasa, has announced that it will supply the complete island of biomass boilers for ACCIONA Energy's EXTREMADURA I-LOGROSAN power plant project. ACCIONA Energy is one of the winners of the third renewable energy auction, which took place on October 25, 2022. The biomass plant to be built will have 49,9 MW and is located in the municipality of Logrosán, in Cáceres.
The company QUEBINEX from Cáceres, which participated in Expobiomasa 2023, has facilitated a strategic change in energy technology in many bakeries in Extremadura, replacing diesel burners with biomass ones, which the same company designs, builds and installs.
34,6 million euros have been awarded to a total of 23 projects for heating and cold networks with renewable energy, which will be launched in six autonomous communities: Aragón (1), Castilla-La Mancha (6), Castilla y León (8), Catalonia (6), Galicia (1) and Principality of Asturias (1). The Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving, a body under the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, published on April 4 the provisional resolution of the call for this line of aid.
Organized by Inseltrade and Avebiom as an informative action of what companies from Finland will present at Expobiomasa, on 9.10.11 MAY at the Valladolid Fair.
In June a trip to Finland will be organized to learn about the solutions and supplier companies, for example, for renewable energies. Participants will be able to visit supplier factories and renewable energy plants. During the trip the participants will visit the city of Mikkeli, its surroundings and Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The dates will be from September 18 to 22 (new dates). 
Gasum is a Nordic energy company and gas sector expert promoting the circular economy by processing waste and producing biogas and recycled fertilizers in Finland and Sweden. The company's turnover was €1.571,0 million in 2021 and it is 100% owned by the state of Finland.
Stora Enso, a leading supplier of renewable products to the pulp and paper industry, has announced a major multi-billion euro investment to convert an idle paper machine at its Oulu mill in Finland into a production line for consumer carton. As part of the investment, Laitex will design and implement a completely new biofuel receiving station and associated conveyors.
Biofuels are characterized by quality variations, especially in terms of moisture and impurities. These quality variations cause challenges for the operation of power plants and the price of fuel. The quality of the biofuel is reflected in the ease of use, efficiency and maintenance costs of the plant. It is possible to solve these challenges using real-time fuel quality measurement.
The cleanliness of the heat transfer surfaces of biomass boilers is more important than ever, mainly due to the increase in co-firing and the diversification of fuels. Corrosion, fouling and slag formation are phenomena caused by elements contained in fuels (for example chlorine or alkali metals) and have become familiar even in power plants, where the importance of these problems was clearly less in last.