Prodesa Medioambiente presents at Expobiomasa a new optimization process for its clients and performance tests with two different developments to increase production and lower its electricity consumption. The results have been very satisfactory and they are currently working with five more clients to improve their electrical cost per ton of pellets using their method of designing dies.
The company, which manufactures 40.000 tons of pellets per year using forest residues from the area, plans to go on to 60.000 tons per year manufactured. For this reason they have undertaken different investments to improve the plant, the storage system and thus optimize production capacity and reduce costs. This bet has cost Pellets Asturias close to three million euros.
Wood pellets are an important alternative to fossil fuels because they are environmentally friendly, sustainable, and CO2 neutral. And it's an extremely smart way to recover waste from wood treatment. This is evidenced by the growth in demand for forest biomass of 14% worldwide in 2018 (+ 8% in Europe) compared to the previous year.
The new range of PLT200 pelletizers are equipment designed for small entrepreneurs who wish to start in the manufacture of pellets and pelletizing waste. To continue making biomass an affordable bet for the future as distributed renewable energy, the new PLT200 was born, a team with professional features and moderate productions (100-150kg / h). The range consists of three teams that vary according to their level of automation:
PRODESA's after-sales division, Smart Operations, works to guarantee the highest quality together with the maximum production of the pellet production plants. PRODESA provides, among other services, the management and supply of rollers and dies of all brands, with its own manufacture and designs. Other services include revamping, improvement and optimization of processes and complete plants, audits, training and specific interventions.
The world's leading certification system for high quality wood pellets continues to grow for another year. ENplus® confirms that in 2020 the total production of certified pellets reached 12,3 million tons and expects that the quantity for the current year will exceed 14 million tons, as derived from the data provided by the producers to the European Council of the Pellet.
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 webinar was an interesting contact for our companies and also for Canadian organizations on an issue with great potential for development in both countries, such as biomass power generation, an important resource in both Canada and Spain", according to Javier Díaz, president of AVEBIOM.
Naturpellet faces its crucial period of the year driven by the expansion of its manufacturing capacity that has just concluded. After making an investment of 3,5 million euros, it will go from producing 40.000 tons of pellets to 60.000. The icing on the cake to a growth process developed in phases that began in 2018 with the incorporation of a third granulator and the comprehensive renovation of the material drying area of its facilities in Sanchonuño (Segovia).
The 2020 Solid Biofuels Map prepared by AVEBIOM, and updated in September 2020, shows the location and data of 83 pellet, 61 chip and 25 olive stone factories inventoried in the last year in Spain. It also collects information from 59 pellet, chip and bone centers in Portugal, and from 32 pellet plants in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
Germany's pellet production in the first half of 2020 exceeds 1,5 million tonnes for the first time and the sale of pellet boilers grows by 150%.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Germany produced more than 1,5 million tons of wood pellets in the first half of 2020, representing an increase of 13%, 173.000 tons than the first half of 2019. With in order to meet the increase in domestic demand driven by new pellet boiler installations.