Savings and energy efficiency
Promoters, planners, architects and decorators, builders, rehabilitation companies, farm managers and large energy consumers have the opportunity to integrate biomass in the building and rehabilitation market, taking advantage of:
- The advantages of savings, financing and maintenance what it means for users and professionals contracting with Energy Service Companies (ESEs).
- Current legislation, which includes biomass installations as a measure of rehabilitation and energy efficiency in homes.
- Biomass for DHW and heating is one of the most attractive solutions to substantially improve the Energy Efficiency Rating, with shorter return periods than any of the passive measures in isolation, windows, etc.
In residential construction, the thermal demand for DHW and heating is close to 66% of the total energy consumed under normal living and use conditions. The buildings that obtain the energy of fossil fuels, obtain a low qualification when penalizing the high CO2 emissions. Renewable energies, such as biomass, do not compute either CO2 emissions or non-renewable primary energy consumption, so buildings with a poor rating can see it greatly improved if they install a new biomass boiler.
ENDESA, REPSOL and NATURGY are the most polluting companies in emissions that affect climate change.
Last Monday 22 of April, World Earth Day, the Observatory of Sustainability published an executive summary about the most polluting companies in the country with the reason to remember that if we do not decarbonise all sectors of our economy in the coming decades, it is Temperatures are likely to rise above the 2 degrees, with devastating consequences.
The 'Day of the Bioenergy in Spain' returns to celebrate this year the 3 of December, date that coincides with the beginning of the period from which the biomass can satisfy all the energy demand of the country until the end of the year. Therefore, Spain maintains 28 days of energy self-sufficiency only with biomass, similar to the previous year, so it falls to the 25 position of the European ranking, now also behind Greece and Belgium, according to statistics from Bioenergy Europe.
He did it in 2016, which is where the data come from the new statistical report prepared by the European employers' association of the sector: Bioenergy Europe, formerly Aebiom. The rest of the conclusions are repeated with respect to other years: bioenergy as a whole is the main source of renewable energy in the European Union, dominates the thermal generation, imports only four percent of biofuels, Germany leads the production of primary energy and Spain remains in eighth place.
Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Association of Energy Valorization of Biomass. It is really easy to talk about the circular economy in relation to biomass, and I do not think there are many energy technologies that meet the postulates of the circular economy, as biomass does from the mountains or fields, or with the valorization of some by-products of the agri-food industry or others such as forestry, which are used to produce both electric and thermal energy, perfectly comply with these, since after
Avebiom awards the award 'Fosters the 2018 Bioenergy' to the Ceder-Ciemat de Soria. The jury highlighted the activity carried out by the center in the field of "research and development of biomass for energy use; a field in which 32 has been carrying out research projects for years to serve the Spanish industry ".
Spain, far behind compared to other countries in our environment, will hold its own #bioenergyday on December 3, the same day as in 2017. In general terms there have been no variations. Countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Hungary have seen a net increase in bioenergy consumption of up to 4 days compared to last year. The symbolic date of November's 19 is celebrated as the "European Day of Bioenergy".
By converting forecasts for Europe's energy consumption into calendar format, Bioenergy Europe calculates that Europe is based on fossil and nuclear energy for 293 days in the 2018 year (from the 1 in January to the 20 in October). Renewable Energies: 72 days (from 20 from October to 19 November). And the # Bioenergy contributes with the impressive figure of 43 days: from the 19 of November to the 31 of December. Two additional days of clean energy compared to 2017.
The biomass can meet the energy needs of the 28 Member States from the November 19 until the end of the year: 43 days, two more than last year. Bioenergy Europe celebrates this achievement with the second edition of its European Day of Bioenergy Campaign.
The contribution of Europe's first renewable energy source is surprising. Half a million Europeans work in the bioenergy sector, equivalent to the employment figures in the pharmaceutical industry. Since the 2000 year, bioenergy has created thousands of jobs and economic opportunities: one in two Europeans working in renewable energy is employed in the sector.
The QIA Awards is an annual international competition of which 18 countries are part, whose objective is to promote innovative projects in companies and organizations and internationally recognize the most innovative projects. Starting from a different conception of the two essential parts of a boiler (burner and exchanger), the company has been able to conceive, develop and successfully implement a biomass boiler, environmentally friendly, with a performance far superior to the best existing biomass boilers in the market.
Serra is one of the towns in the Valencian Community, with a clear vocation to be energy self-sufficient. A few years ago they started a local project to take advantage of bioenergy. They convert gardening, agriculture and forestry residues (mainly from fire prevention works) into biofuel suitable for local uses.