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.

Automatic horizontal progressive biomass slitter FAM stands out for being very productive and versatile. It is a fixed or mobile equipment.
Logset presents its hybrid technology for biomass forest machinery
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.
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 manufacturer of forestry machinery Logset Oy, represented in Expobiomasa by the company FOREST PIONNER, has launched a new hybrid forestry processor: the Logset 8H GTE Hybrid. It is the second and smallest hybrid model of the company after the world's largest wheeled logger, the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid. The new model has an AGCO Power 74 LFTN diesel engine that complies with EU 5 Class 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, from the FORESGA group, manages a Biomass Treatment Center specialized in the production of quality chips for its energy use in heat production, in Trasmiras (Orense). They have screens, recasting process and warehouses to supply splinter G-50 and G-30.
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 gathers a good part of the demands of the sector to put in value a natural and economic heritage that few countries can boast. Claimed by the Juntos por los Bosques Platform, to which AVEBIOM belongs, it also gathers the concerns of the environmental associations and the 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 use will not create any "carbon deficit" and will improve the reserves of forest carbon. Bioenergetic resources
The Association of Forestais Fire Fighters of Galicia ensures that the Xunta must change its strategy to face a new typology of large forest fires, which collapse the extinction and emergency systems, giving priority and making preventive measures that reduce the risks for the civilian population and minimize the losses caused by fires, fighting them with an effective forest management and creating a greater resistance of the forest to the severity of fires.