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.

 
Among the main novelties that the new HEIZOMAT Heizohack HM 14-860 KL chipper truck incorporates are the two rear seats of the vehicle for direct control of the chipping function, to which is added the driver's seat. “The truck can be driven from the chipping seat, which facilitates the work of the professional, who can carry out both functions, using a simple joystick”, points out Gregor Baer, ​​director of HEIZOMAT Spain.
This new equipment has a new and modern wireless system with a touch screen, as well as a hydraulic system with additional options. All electrical components are located on a control panel, optimally interfaced with the hydraulic system. Thanks to its new rotor size, you get 30% more screen basket area. This equipment has 3 new rotor versions:
The Forestalia biomass power generation plant, located in Cubillos del Sil, has made a positive assessment of its start-up. In its first year of operation, it has generated 225.000 MWh, the electricity consumed by 56.250 homes.
VECOPLAN expands its VHZ wood chippers series.
The FORUS SE2 electric drive universal 250-axis pre-shredder has just arrived at this plant in Castilla y León, which is perfectly adapted to effortlessly shred plant debris, demolition wood, branches, vines, etc.
The new EP5500 SHARK V biomass crushers, distributed in Spain and Latin America by EUROPA PARTS, have several rotors for different types of products, maximizing their production with each material. In addition to improving accessibility for the operator through its new touch screen, fully integrated with the remote control.
In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LUT) have designed and built an autonomous forest machine that they say is now ready for field testing. "We have replaced everything that humans do, and now we will test it," said Magnus Karlberg, professor of machine design. The drivers will be present when these vehicles go autonomously through the forest, but they will do other things. Instead of sitting in the cockpit, they will be at a distance and controlling multiple vehicles via remote controls.
Vermeer Corporation (Vermeer), a leading American manufacturer represented by VERMEER ESPAÑA that is expanding its line of recycling products with the addition of the new TR5300EM trommel screen.
The American brand specializing in forestry machinery and biomass recycling that has the capacity to meet the demands and needs of each client becomes represented by MYCSA.
In two years, Galicia will quadruple its installed capacity for biomass consumption, from the current 476.000 tons to 1,7 million tons, according to the report of the timber chain presented by the Axencia Galega da Industria Forestal (Xera) .
Off-road machinery to facilitate work tasks in the treatment of biomass.
Forestry machinery and biomass crushers were present at Expobiomasa 2019. The brands represented were SAMPO-ROSELEW, NHS, RABAUD, MAXWALD.