Naturpellet, the pellet producer with EN Plus certification, is expanding its annual production by 50% since June, from the 40.000 tons to the 60.000. The boom in the use of biomass, proximity to raw materials and avoiding rural depopulation have been the reasons to address this expansion. From the company define the pellet as << a fuel absolutely local heating, which pays taxes, and the savings with a biomass installation is more than 50% with respect to diesel >>. More info:
PRODESA began its activity in Zaragoza at the end of the 90 to develop projects for the production of solid biofuels, preferably pellets, since the founders of the company participated in two projects for the production of wood pellets in Sweden in the middle of the 90. However, the real opportunities in this sector came much later than expected and the company diversified its activity until they designed, manufactured and installed the first wood pellet factory in Spain, in the 2005 year, for a capacity of some 30.000 tons per year.
Boga technique has participated innovating in the bagging of pellets in 30 plants since 12 years ago
Boga Técnica is a company focused mainly on the advice, distribution and sale of solutions for the automation of bagging lines. Its activity began 12 years ago, with the beginning of the wood pellet sector in Spain. At that time, it was something quite unknown but at the same time there was a lot of hope that it would work well based on the success that other European countries had already had.
The challenge association in Liencres integrates, trains and employs four people in its pellet manufacturing plant with ENplus certification
The RETO 1 shelter in Liencres, Cantabria, develops a reinsertion program through the Cooperativa Reto a la Esperanza Cooperative: manufacture and sale of pellets. This and other waste management activities allow for an integration and training function for four people working in the plant.
The new logistic center of biomass with splinter of "kilometer zero" in the Vallès (Barcelona) opens
New Regional Biomass Logistics Center, a key part of the Bosques del Vallès fire prevention project based on the boosting of forest biomass. The Logistics Center of Biomass is the center of operations of the Regional Service of Forest Biomass and it allows to close the circle of the project of forest exploitation for the obtaining of spill that feeds the boilers of biomass of the region. Thus, a key equipment for obtaining clean energy and proximity and to ensure forest management that reduces the risk of fire.
Ingelia Euskadi, through a hydrothermal carbonization process (HTC) of biomass, obtains a solid biofuel of high PCI (calorific value), low humidity, high combustion efficiency and without CO2 emission quotas from different types of organic matter . According to official data, the firm intends to carry out in Zierbena a total investment of 4.230.000 euros from which the Basque Government will contribute 423.000, which, in turn, will serve to create 12 new jobs. More info:
The biofuel of the future will probably be hydrogen. The H2 is the gas with the highest energy density per unit mass, it has a clean combustion, because it only generates water; and its use can be either for the production of electricity in fuel cells or for direct combustion. It is undeniable that it also has other associated problems and difficulties, but will be overcome as its production and consumption expand.
Luz Pardo, President of APROPELLETS, answers three questions: How is the pellet industry today? The pellet sector at European level has seen its growth has not been as expected. In the 2014-2018 period, more significant growth in pellet consumption was expected. This has been due, above all, to the warm winters and the fall in the prices of fossil fuels.
The KAPPA96 pelletizer, compact, complete, at low cost and for large productions, allows to convert a product / mixture in the form of flour or in the form of small flakes, into pellets. It consists mainly of a dispenser, a paddle conditioner for the mixing and to add liquid, a conduit for introducing the product into the machine and the pelletizer. The KAPPA96 is characterized by:
Boga Técnica proposes a new palletizing solution with an anthropomorphic robot of 6 axes and head with 3 functions: open the box and close the base; collect the briquettes and insert them inside the box and, finally, with the box already closed at the top, deposit it in its corresponding pallet. In this way, three processes are reduced to one and the cost of the whole operation is considerably lower. More information at www.bogatecnica.com
The FFS bagger stands out because it guarantees a continuous production by automating the three processes of bagging: forming with a thermosealable film reel, filling by volume or weight and sealing the bag from a flat reel.