Make the most of the mountain biomass

La technification of forestry work is key to be efficient in the biomass energy sector, a relatively new sector that grows steadily. The demand for wood in Europe will grow in the next decades by 40%, and Spain has a long way to go.

The consumption of biomass to generate heat in an automated way has been multiplied by 4,4 in the last 10 years. Only the manufacture of pellets in 2018 needed three million cubic meters of pinewood in Spain and its forecast is that manufacturing will be multiplied by two in 2022.

The use of biomass for electricity generation foresees an important leap with the implementation of 200MW in the coming months. Government plans provide multiply by three the current installed power, something that would be key to profitable forest exploitation.

 
Automatically cut and divide firewood with a cycle of just over three seconds
Automatic horizontal progressive biomass slitter FAM stands out for being very productive and versatile. It is a fixed or mobile equipment.
This new shear is used to remove stumps, so that the roots can be left on the ground and the entire stump removed. Perfect tool to manage biomass through the circular economy.
Logset presents its hybrid technology for biomass forest machinery
  The John Deere woodcutter model 643 that serves to cut and accumulate trees in such a way that later it is easier and more efficient to transport it by autoloader or trawler. 
The Finnish forest machinery manufacturer Logset Oy, represented at Expobiomasa by FOREST PIONNER, has launched a new hybrid forestry processor: the Logset 8H GTE Hybrid. It is the company's second and smallest hybrid model after the world's largest wheeled forestry harvester, the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid. The new model has an AGCO Power 74 LFTN diesel engine that meets EU Class 5 emission regulations and an electric motor that provides up to 100 kW of additional power.
From Canal Extremadura they have made a report in which they show us the process of cracking quality slivers to be used as biofuel. Watch video
ASTIGAL, of the FORESGA group, manages a Center for Biomass Treatment specialized in the production of quality chips for its energy use in heat production, in Trasmiras (Orense). They have screens, a re-chipping process and warehouses to supply G-50 and G-30 chips.
Open until the 27 of May to request aid in Galicia for the acquisition of forestry machinery: processors, forwarders, chippers, balers, wood splitters, ... The maximum subsidized on this occasion is 150.000 €, which is the 40% on a maximum investment of 375.000 €.
The Forestry Action Plan presented this month by MAPAMA includes a good part of the demands of the sector to value a natural and economic heritage that few countries can boast of. Claimed by the Juntos por los Bosques Platform, to which AVEBIOM belongs, it also collects the concerns of environmental associations and Autonomous Communities. This will include a Renove Plan to improve the competitiveness of the entities in charge of forest management and will be endowed with 2 million euros.
7.463 tons of biomass will be extracted, improving the health of these wooded areas and reducing the risks and impacts of possible fires of the public forests "Umbria of Sierra Espuña" and "Sierra de Pedro Ponce", located in the municipality of Mula, as part of the Forestry Plan of the Region of Murcia where the Community develops fire prevention works using biomass.
Many scientific experts have studied the global carbon cycle in the last thirty years or more, and have reached a high level of consensus: using low-value forest products for bioenergy will not create any "carbon deficits" and will enhance stocks of forest carbon. Bioenergetic resources