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 11.000 equipment between 50 and 1.000 kW y more than 1.000 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.

KRONOSPAN is a company founded in 1897 in Lungötz (Austria). Currently, it occupies a privileged position in the board and its derivatives market. In 2002, it created its subsidiary in Spain, KRONOSPAN SPAIN, with the aim of marketing its products in our country. At the end of 2012, it acquired the assets of the INTERBON GROUP and generated the subsidiaries: KRONOSPAN, SL, KRONOSPAN MDF, SL and KRONOSPAN CHEMICALS, SL
Renewable electricity is produced from forest biomass and wood in one of the largest cogeneration plants in Switzerland, in Sisseln. Since the end of 2018, it supplies electricity to 17.500 homes and heating to many more customers thanks to District Heating. To receive, process, store and feed the wood chips, the company participating in Expobiomasa, Vecoplan, supplied all the machinery and carried out the installation and commissioning, in an extremely tight time frame.
Since 2013, the Castilla y León Regional Government has been carrying out an important program of energy saving and efficiency actions promoted through the Castilla y León Public Society for Infrastructure and Environment (SOMACYL). Within the scope of this program, SOMACYL has carried out 30 actions to replace fossil fuels with biomass, through the installation of individual boilers and centralized heating networks that use wood pellets and wood chips as fuel.
In Catalonia, the use of pellets and other biofuels has increased significantly. This has made it possible to valorise products extracted from forest cleaning.
The observatory aims to be a benchmark for the rest of the observatories with this ecological transition project using biomass as fuel.
The use of biomass in the thermal installation of the heated pool manages to considerably reduce the use of fossil fuels.
The Internet has become so common that many of us have difficulty imagining what it takes to realize this digital world, including the number of servers and necessary for its operation. Most data centers around the world rely heavily on fossil fuels to produce the electricity and cooling needed to run the necessary equipment, what some call the "dark side" of the Internet.
Pokupso is a Croatian municipality that covers 75% of its energy needs with biomass thanks to a district heating. They will reach 100% in just five years.
A biomass boiler that allows the LC Paper company to manufacture structured tissue paper products with neutral CO2 emissions.
Termosun is the exclusive national distributor of the Austrian biomass firm HERZ. Examples of facilities include hospitals, hotels, spas, swimming pools, monasteries, ...
ABP Food Group is recognized as an industry leader in the United Kingdom when it comes to sustainable practices and environmental initiatives.
The Swedish Bioenergy Association publishes the BioHeat map every year, which shows all heat networks in the country that use biomass as fuel. The 2017 map, published in February this year, shows 511 facilities. 292 of these plants generate more than 10 GWh of heat. The remaining 219 are smaller plants that supply 2-10 GWh. In addition, there are an even smaller number of plants, which are not shown on the map.