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.


 
At the end of 2020, 14.329 industrial biomass boilers - those with a power greater than 50 kW - were operating in Spain, providing thermal energy to neighboring communities, public buildings, industries, commercial complexes and heat networks. In total, 925 new installations compared to 2019.
A 1 MW biomass boiler and the remotorization of the trigeneration plant are the main improvements to the high energy efficiency system of the Parc Bit business park in Palma. The investment by the Sampol Group has been almost three million euros.
Nestlé Spain is counting on the collaboration of the energy services company Bioenergy Ibérica for the start-up of a biomass boiler in its chocolate factory located in La Penilla de Cayón (Cantabria) that will come into operation in the first half of 2022.
Since January 2021, the importer and distributor of machinery FARMING AGRÍCOLA has obtained energy to heat its offices, workshops and showroom at its headquarters in Palencia thanks to a 180 kW ÖKOTHERM boiler that uses straw pellets of its own production as the only fuel .
The Basque firm is specialized in the innovation of biomass condensing boilers for installations for the residential and industrial sectors, in public installations or for the services sector, such as the Hotel Amalurra, which obtains a saving of 40% compared to expenditure. previous for 4 years.
As a result of the acquisition of the company Gilles GmbH & Co KG in 2020, Hargassner brings to the market the new range of Hargassner MAGNO industrial boilers, consisting of three models. The Austrian company is focusing on its new development center for industrial facilities, Hargassner Industry, located in Lenzing, Austria.
In the latest report from the Biomass Observatory for 2020, it has compiled 433 biomass heat networks, which represent about 383 MW of installed thermal power. The progression of the implementation of biomass heat networks in our country is clearly positive; Since 2010, when the first 30 were inventoried, the number of facilities has multiplied by almost 15 to 433 located at the end of 2020, and to which we must add fifty in different stages of development.
New District Heating in Sestao with HERZ biomass boilers In the hands of Tecman, an engineering company specialized in energy services, the installation of a District Heating with biomass for the Txabarri-El Sol area of ​​Sestao has been carried out.
Sugimat, designed, manufactured and started up (turnkey project) a thermal plant consisting of two mobile biomass grate boilers.
AVEBIOM organizes on February 23 the free webinar “Emissions from biomass. Are they accounting well? " to show that the methodology used to estimate emissions must clearly distinguish obsolete and inefficient equipment from technified biomass systems, which fully comply with the Ecodesign regulations.
In the production of the textile industry, processes such as dyeing, washing or ironing are carried out that require large amounts of hot water or steam. The use of biomass as an energy source contributes to the reduction of the carbon footprint; making this industry more sustainable and profitable due to the savings that are produced compared to traditional fossil fuels.
It is becoming more and more obvious that we must reduce emissions and take care of our environment. There are many different types of renewable energy that can be used. What is surprising is how little biomass is used. Its use to produce heat is the most profitable there is and where the emission savings per investment amount is extremely high.