The meeting plans to mark the relaunch of the commercial activity of the sector at the beginning of the next season. Health safety will be a priority in this edition, with coordinated measures with the Castilla y León Fair Institution. As in previous editions, the hiring of spaces with special discounts for exhibitors is extended until April 30. AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association and main employer of the sec

The meeting plans to mark the relaunch of the commercial activity of the sector at the beginning of the next season.

Health safety will be a priority in this edition, with coordinated measures together with the Castilla y León Fair Institution.

As in previous editions, the hiring of spaces with special discounts for exhibitors is extended until April 30.

AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association and the main employer of the biomass sector in Spain, maintains on the scheduled dates the celebration of EXPOBIOMASA 2021, the professional event on innovation and technology for the energy use of biomass.

For three days, from September 21 to 23, Valladolid will once again host the fair, in an unprecedented edition to support the recovery of commercial activity in the sector in the markets of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

The companies that make up the association have decided to carry out EXPOBIOMASA 2021 with the aim of promoting the recovery of commercial activity in one of the essential sectors that has continued to work during the pandemic. The decision has been taken after holding conversations with the leading associated companies in the sector and seeing how the epidemiological situation improves and the vaccination plans are fulfilled when there are still more than 6 months left for the celebration.

Javier Díaz, President of Avebiom: “At the end of September we will already enjoy, predictably, greater mobility, both between autonomous communities and between countries, which augurs the arrival of a large number of professional visitors to Expobiomasa. We are prepared to offer you a great edition of our fair with the maximum sanitary guarantees. "

The biomass sector has struggled every day of the last year to keep the hundreds of thousands of automatic renewable heating systems installed in full operation and at full capacity, with particular sensitivity in hospitals, nursing homes or schools. The companies have kept the jobs and contributed with their effort to contribute without fail this stable source of energy of local origin.

The supply of biomass has not been affected at any time by the serious problems of world trade, as it is a source of energy that comes from the sustainable use of Spanish forests. An energy of ours, of all citizens, and managed mainly by public administrations. EXPOBIOMASA 2021 will also be an appointment to recognize this work of professionals in the sector in their commitment to our society.

AVEBIOM and the Castilla y León Fair Institution are already working in a coordinated way so that exhibitors, suppliers and visitors have at their disposal all the necessary sanitary measures to guarantee a safe space for everyone. As in previous editions, the event has the support of the Valladolid City Council, the Junta de Castilla y León and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through the IDAE.

The sector has gone from “wanting to meet”, to developing a real need to meet clients, suppliers and colleagues with whom to share their concerns, exit strategies from this crisis and their vision for the future, in addition to presenting your new products.

Companies are also looking for "partners" to collaborate on projects in the coming years and successfully face the challenges that come with the entry into force of the Ecodesign regulation, the new Climate Change Law and energy transition policies, or access to NEXT GENERATION recovery funds. All in a framework that announces the definitive replacement of fossil fuels, such as diesel, by renewable energies, such as biomass.

The appointment to promote the commercial reactivation of the facility

As of today, EXPOBIOMASA 2021 already has more than 160 exhibiting firms from 29 countries that have confirmed their participation. The Spanish Biomass Association, as the main employer of the biomass Sector in Spain, is aware that the current limitations have meant that some habitual firms are not yet able to confirm their participation, but the support of the leaders of the Sector is overwhelming. , who do not want to miss this appointment to present to professionals the innovations that have been developed in the last two years, and that are helping them to become the market leaders, breaking sales records with their technology.

EXPOBIOMASA is undoubtedly the main showcase for industrial and domestic renewable heating, pellet stoves and wood-burning fireplaces, pellet manufacturing and chip processing for professionals in the sector.

Likewise, the penetration of biomass in the industry is at a great moment, with facilities in all sectors, from agri-food and livestock, to others as disparate as the automobile or the production of CO2 and Hydrogen.

Digital access to the fair

EXPOBIOMASA will provide direct digital access to those professionals who cannot attend the fair in person. In this way, they will have the opportunity to discover all the news in the sector and connect virtually with exhibitors to see their innovations first-hand.

This access will be agile and simple for everyone and will allow professionals who cannot attend to interact with each other also during the days after the event.

Success stories, technology and trends for the coming years

Two other key events will be held in parallel to the fair: the fourteenth edition of the International Bioenergy Congress and the first edition of the Renewable Gas Show.

El International Congress of Bioenergy It is the main event worldwide in Spanish that, after the 2020 edition was canceled, returns with an important virtual component in order to reach thousands of professionals from all over the world.

It will have speakers and specialists who will contribute the strategies, technology and success stories that they have managed to implement, reinventing themselves in the face of the difficulties of this last very atypical year.

The first edition of First Renewable Gas Fair, organized jointly by the Spanish Biogas Association and the Spanish Biomass Association, will promote business opportunities among participating companies in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and will also disseminate the advantages of developing biogas as a renewable energy source to society .

Nestlé Spain is counting on the collaboration of the energy services company Bioenergy Ibérica for the start-up of a biomass boiler in its chocolate factory located in La Penilla de Cayón (Cantabria) that will come into operation in the first half of 2022.
When it comes to buying a good, beautiful and cheap pellet stove, it is proven that it is not too reliable to trust the typical rankings of pellet stoves that we find on the internet. From the Spanish Biomass Association we recommend trusting more in the recommendations that can be made from specialized stores or trusted installers.
Pellets are the most elaborate natural biofuel. They are small cylinders of 6 to 8 millimeters in diameter and 1 to 4 centimeters in length that are obtained by pressing wood sawdust. Thanks to lignin, a natural component of wood that acts as glue, it is possible to form small cylinders without using any additives.

Pellets are the most elaborate natural biofuel. They are small cylinders of 6 to 8 millimeters in diameter and 1 to 4 centimeters in length that are obtained by pressing wood sawdust. Thanks to lignin, a natural component of wood that acts as glue, it is possible to form small cylinders without using any additives.

A RENEWABLE ENERGY OF NATURAL ORIGIN

100% of the pellets come from wood that grows in our forests naturally, and contributes directly to reducing the risk of forest fires.

100% of the certified pellet used in Spain comes from forests that are managed in a sustainable way, guaranteeing the growth of new trees in the place of the trees used.

ENERGY GUARANTEED IN THE LONG TERM

Only 15% of the wood that is extracted in our country is converted into pellets and it is the part that cannot be used to make paper, cardboard, furniture, doors, floors, packaging, etc.

Only 35% of the wood that grows each year in our forests is extracted, thus guaranteeing the renewal, persistence and growth of the forests. In the EU with denser forests, 65% of the wood that grows is cut down each year. 

USE PELLETS TO FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The main and greatest cause of Climate Change is the consumption of fossil fuels: natural gas, diesel or coal. Because they emit “captured” Greenhouse Gases into the atmosphere millions of years ago.

If instead of using fossil fuels, we use pellets, the emissions from combustion are considered neutral. The CO2 that is emitted during its combustion is equivalent to that absorbed by the wood that grows in the forests where it comes from.

USING PELLETS GUARANTEES A LIVER RURAL SOCIETY

Because it is a local and own production, using pellets in Spain generates 13 times more employment than using fossil fuels from countries through multinationals.

Using pellets saves a third of the cost in heating on average and its price is much more stable than that of electricity or fossil fuels that depend on international markets and the importation of gas and oil by sea.

 

HOW THEY ARE PRODUCED

The world's leading certification system for high quality wood pellets continues to grow for another year.

The world's leading certification system for high quality wood pellets continues to grow for another year.

ENplus® confirms that in 2020 the total production of certified pellets reached 12,3 million tons and predicts that the quantity for the current year will exceed 14 million tons, as derived from the data provided by the producers to the European Council of the Pellet. 

ENplus® has just announced that it exceeds 1.100 active certified pellet producers and distributors in 47 countries around the world.

Where the certification scheme has been most extended recently has been in Poland, Ukraine and Russia; and there is also a growing interest in the system among South American pellet companies.

With more than 3 million tons, Germany remains the largest producer of EN certified pelletsplus® in 2020. Austria remains in second place followed by Russia, while Poland has ranked fourth ahead of France and Spain. All the countries in the "top 6" have increased their certified production compared to the previous year, except France.

In Spain, more than 2020 tons were certified in 450.000, 10,8% more than in 2019. Pablo Rodero, President of the European Pellet Council, indicates that our country "It continues the positive trend in Europe and the rest of the world in the use of pellets certified by the increasing knowledge and environmental commitment of citizens".

Since January 2021, the importer and distributor of machinery FARMING AGRÍCOLA has obtained energy to heat its offices, workshops and showroom at its headquarters in Palencia thanks to a 180 kW ÖKOTHERM boiler that uses straw pellets of its own production as the only fuel .
Seven million independent homes in the European Union were heated thanks to an individual pellet stove or boiler during 2019.
  • Seven million independent homes in the European Union were heated thanks to an individual pellet stove or boiler during 2019.
  • In that year, more than 750.000 pieces of equipment were sold and the expectation is that the European biomass technical heating park will continue to increase at a rate of no less than 10% per year.

Biomass is the main source of renewable energy for heating in the European Union, with about 85% of contribution. In addition to large centralized installations capable of supplying thermal energy through distribution networks to entire cities, as in Stockholm or Copenhagen, there is a large market for domestic heating for independent houses.

 

Pellet stoves and boilers are the most used solid biomass heating equipment in the EU28

Pellet stoves account for 80% of the biomass equipment for domestic heating with a power lower than 50 kW, while the remaining 20% ​​are boilers that supply heat through a radiator system or by underfloor heating.

As estimated from latest statistical report from Bioenergy Europe, in 2019 the EU28 had 7 million domestic solid biomass heating installations, of which 5,6 million were pellet stoves and 1,4 million were pellet boilers.

Biomass heating users in France, Italy and Spain mostly favor pellet stoves, with 93% of installations of this type in single-family homes, compared to 7% for pellet boilers. However, in countries like Germany or Austria, the trend is the opposite and the installation of pellet boilers is prevailing over that of stoves.

 

Pellet boilers at a good time

In 2019, the installation of new pellet boilers of power below 50 kW for domestic use in the EU28 grew by around 10% compared to the previous year, exceeding 132.000 units sold.

The market is in a good moment, driven by the EU's environmental policies to decarbonise the domestic heating sector and by support for neighboring economies.

Germany leads the EU with more than 287.000 biomass boilers in operation, followed by Italy, Bulgaria and Austria with more than 140.000 boilers each. Germany, Bulgaria, France and Italy are achieving sales exceeding 15.000 units each year.

In Spain, Bioenergy Europe statistics assign a park of more than 20.000 pellet boilers for domestic use in 2019, the year in which 2.500 units were sold.

 

More pellet stoves in Mediterranean countries

Regarding the installation of pellet stoves, the latest available statistics indicate that in 2019 5,6 million pieces of equipment were operating in the EU. In that year, sales exceeded 621.000 units, with a remarkable positive evolution in the Mediterranean countries.

In first position, Italy with just over two million stoves in operation and leading the sales ranking with 170.000 units; followed by France, which at the end of 2019 had more than a million pellet stoves in operation and sales of more than 157.000 stoves.

According to the Bioenergy Europe report, 320.000 pellet stoves have been installed in Spain and 2019 units were sold in 55.143, one for every 851 Spaniards.

The GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS, one of the most important and internationally recognized awards in the world of design, has selected the AMIKA pellet stove from LaNordica-Extraflame with the new ceramic glass

El GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS, one of the most important and internationally recognized awards in the world of design, has selected the AMIKA pellet stove from LaNordica-Extraflame with the new ceramic glass SCHOTT ROBAX® NightView as the winner of the 2021 contest in the Excellent Product Design category.

The AMIKA pellet stove of the line Evolution LineIt is a totally hermetic product (combustion chamber and tank) equipped with a double glass door, synonymous with safety and reliability. The list of technologies integrated in this innovative product does not end here: the ceramic plug, for fast ignition; the centrifugal motor, for room ventilation with comfort function, powerful and silent; the integrated T-tube and controllable from the rear; and the convenient multifunction remote control, which acts as a room thermostat. In addition, offering the possibility of choosing the rear or upper smoke outlet, it is available with a steel cladding and majolica top, in a white or black finish, or in the version with a cladding entirely in natural stone.

In 2020, the new black and translucent SCHOTT ROBAX® NightView ceramic glass was introduced. This innovative solution, developed by SCHOTT, one of the leading manufacturers of ceramic glass for stoves and fireplaces, in collaboration with La Nordica-Extraflame, creates a new concept of pellet fire: when the stove is operating, it guarantees calmer flames and pleasant and, when the stove is off, it darkens the combustion chamber with a dark, shiny surface. This fusion of two elements has yielded excellent results, both from a functional and aesthetic point of view, so much so that this project has been chosen and awarded since the German Design Award 2021 in the "Excellent Product Design" category.

Discover here the LANORDICA-EXTRAFLAME pellet stoves exhibited at Expobiomasa

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SOURCE: LANORDICA-EXTRAFLAME
The shape of this new home from the Italian firm is original and impressive. An architectural option in which the emotion of fire is reinforced by the three-dimensionality of the hearth, the envelope and the setting at the same time.

The shape of this new home from the Italian firm is original and impressive. An architectural option in which the emotion of fire is reinforced by the three-dimensionality of the hearth, the envelope and the setting at the same time.

Thanks to the breadth of the glass and the clear color, the vision and the radiance of the flame enchant with unique suggestions, the splendor of the light meets the heat to make the fire show even more panoramic. Palazzetti demonstrates how to combine beauty and performance, design and efficiency, for the pleasure of innovative solutions that enhance comfort, simplify use and management and tend to cancel the environmental impact and with the new WT 60 3D home it is more and more "complicit ”From the heat inside the walls of the house.

 

Key points of the Monoblocco WT

Maximum combustion control with continuous regulation (1). The new Ecomonoblocco WT has an innovative combustion regulation system with continuous variation, which acts at the same time on the primary and secondary air flows. The result is immediate and obvious: the flame becomes more or less intense, as does the ambient temperature. The minimum position is "maintenance", which guarantees a long duration of combustion, since the flame is fed almost exclusively by the air for cleaning the glass. The maximum position is "boost", to obtain a live flame and speed up the ignition. Within these two limits, the user can regulate the flame at will, also from afar with remote control or via APP on his smartphone (for predisposed models).

Heat throughout the house (2). Authentic heating installation, Ecomonoblocco WT (in ventilated version) is predisposed with four hot air outlet nozzles to spread the heat between more rooms (ducting up to 30 meters equivalent with Ø 14 cm pipes). The new radial fan, located behind the Ecomonoblocco and accessible directly from inside the home, guarantees maximum efficiency and the absence of noise. The ventilation is controlled by means of a digital control unit with touch controls, or also from a distance with remote control or APP (for the predisposed models).

Respect for the environment and compliance with regulations (3). The O system2Ring, integrated in the predisposed WT models, allows to considerably reduce harmful emissions into the environment, so Ecomonoblocco WT is one of the most ecological firewood products on sale, which can also be used in areas where there are limitations established by anti-pollution measures.

Easytech4wood technology (4). Ecomonoblocco WT is also available with Easytech4wood Technology. A novel technology for firewood products that allows a complete set of household functions to be controlled fully automatically by means of a wall control panel, remote control and smartphone via APP. Controllable functions such as flame power, ventilation, Zero Speed ​​Fan function for maximum acoustic comfort, it is possible to completely exclude ventilation and opening and closing of the door.

Combustion air intake directly from the outside (5). The air used during the operation of the Ecomonoblocco WT is taken solely and completely from the outside through a circuit whose advantages are: no injection of cold air into the room, reduced consumption, more comfort, more safety and more efficiency.

New sliding door (6). The movement of the door takes advantage of a completely new mechanism, thanks to which a simple touch is enough to raise and lower the door. The door closes with a slight inward movement to ensure maximum tightness. The elegant longitudinal handle makes the climb even faster. In addition, in the predisposed models, it is possible to open / close the door by means of APP and remote control. When the door is raised, for ordinary loading operations, a special bypass valve opens automatically to facilitate the evacuation of smoke and avoid annoying exits into the environment.

Thermofix home (7). The high thickness Thermofix hearth (up to 8 cm) contributes to guaranteeing the high performance of the Ecomonoblocco WT. The large thicknesses with which the base is made also allow the complete combustion of the wood: what remains is only ash and never unburned embers, which can be easily collected through the grill in the practical removable ash drawer.

 

 

Palazzetti participates in EXPOBIOMASA

Source: www.palazzetti.com

"The webinar was an interesting contact for our companies and also for Canadian organizations on an issue with great potential for development in both countries, such as biomass power generation, an important resource in both Canada and Spain", according to Javier Díaz, president of AVEBIOM.

"The webinar was an interesting contact for our companies and also for Canadian organizations on an issue with great potential for development in both countries, such as biomass power generation, an important resource in both Canada and Spain", according to Javier Díaz, president of AVEBIOM.

Nadia Rego, commercial delegate of the Embassy of Canada in Spain, has ensured that the "b2b" meetings have concluded with "a good exchange of perspectives" between entities of Canada and Spain, which augurs an increase in collaboration in the sector of the bioenergy. The organization has facilitated more than 20 virtual meetings between companies and research centers of the two countries during the week of March 22-25.

Canada is a giant of forest production: it is the second country with the largest forest area in the world, with 347 million hectares, and the first in sustainable forest management, with about half of the area certified by independent organizations (166 million hectares). hectares). The country exports about 3 million tons of pellets to Europe and other parts of the world a year.

Canadian consultant Murray McLaughlin reviewed the biomass situation within the framework of the national strategy to boost the bioeconomy, noting that the government supports the development of the bioindustrial sector (biofuels, biorefineries, biomaterials, bioenergy and emerging technologies) and the implementation of clean technologies to achieve their climate commitments to reduce GHG in 2030 and 2050. Throughout the country, several clusters created with biomass as the central axis are increasing their activity, even seeking partners from other countries.

Pablo Rodero, head of international projects at AVEBIOM, explained the situation of bioenergy in Spain, highlighting the enormous potential in agrobiomass, whose energy recovery will be essential to achieve the objectives of reducing emissions (40%) and implementing renewable energies ( 32%) in 2030.

The workshop hosted a round table in which two Canadian and two Spanish companies participated, represented by Sonia Shoukry, CEO of Global Biocoal Energy; Forkus Martinez, PRODESA sales director in North America; Bernie Pahlke, President of BEP Engineering; and Elías Hernández, CTO of ENSO. The impact of digital transformation in the sector, the emphasis on modernization projects for biofuel production plants, and the opportunities derived from the application of innovative technologies to increase the efficiency and safety of processes were discussed.

Complete workshop on opportunities for bioenergy in Canada and Spain

https://youtu.be/dQ6k2zuB5YU

The Basque firm is specialized in the innovation of biomass condensing boilers for installations for the residential and industrial sectors, in public installations or for the services sector, such as the Hotel Amalurra, which obtains a saving of 40% compared to expenditure. previous for 4 years.

The Basque firm is specialized in the innovation of biomass condensing boilers for installations for the residential and industrial sectors, in public installations or for the services sector, such as the Hotel Amalurra, which obtains a saving of 40% compared to expenditure. previous for 4 years.

The BioCurve range of BCH condensing boilers, ranging from 25 to 200kw of power, represents the greatest technological advance in biomass to date, as witnessed by the numerous awards and recognitions obtained internationally. The biomass boilers of the firm based in Arrankundiaga obtain a performance that can exceed 105% and are optimal equipment characterized by being:

Powerful

Because they offer unique features, such as the pioneering double set point, the only rotary outcropping burner, automatic modulation, automatic exchanger and burner cleaning, standard ash compactor, an intuitive touch screen and the ability to control the boiler, through a phone, from anywhere, at any time. And because, really, it is the most powerful range of biomass condensing boilers in the world, without the need for expensive external heat recovery units, from 25 to 200 kW in a single unit, and more than 1 MW in cascade.

Efficient

Because, being condensing boilers, their performance is higher than classic boilers, achieving fuel savings and a quick return on investment. And because, indeed, prestigious independent laboratories have certified the only complete range with A ++ energy labeling from 25 to 200 kW, the maximum classification according to the EN 303-5 standard (class 5) and the highest performance achieved to date by a boiler biomass of more than 25 kW, 105,7% of the lower calorific value (PCI) of the fuel at nominal power without heat recovery units.

Compact

Because the only patented spiral biomass heat exchanger admits a large exchange surface in an extremely small space, reaching 100 meters of tube in just 1 meter high. And because, really, the body of the 200 kW BCH200 boiler only occupies 1,2 m2, allowing our condensing equipment to be installed in places inconceivable for any conventional biomass boiler.

Sustainable

Because, being biomass boilers, they do not increase the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere (neutral CO2), biomass is used and, thanks to the responsible management of our forest heritage, more wooded mass is generated than consumed. And because, in reality, the emissions from BioCurve boilers are practically negligible, well below the most demanding limits, as shown by having been included in the lists of the Netherlands (RVO), Germany (BAFA) or France (Fonds Chaleur) .

 

BioCurve BCH boilers have:

  • Automatic power modulation 
  • Rotary outcropping burner with automatic cleaning   
  • Automatic water injection exchanger cleaning           
  • Performance greater than 100% in condensing conditions *           
  • Spiral heat exchanger in stainless steel     
  • Color touch screen         
  • Condensate collection siphon
  • WiFi communicator remote control by App      
  • Lambda probe        
  • Compactor and ash evacuator to portable suitcase        
  • Double temperature set point        
  • Anti-flashback system     
  • Low consumption automatic ignition         
  • Precise dosing side hopper     
  • Suction feeding system          
  • Double upper / lower burner cleaning
  • ModBus gateway integration in external automation   
  • Automatic hot air start for extreme conditions

BIOCURVE participates in EXPOBIOMASA

Source: www.biocurve.com

 

 

 

The firm based in Zaragoza and founded more than 50 years ago has advanced technology thanks to the patented EFIPLUS system, which allows its equipment to feed on pellets of different qualities, and also with any type of biomass, such as almond shell, bone of olive, etc. Designed with different bodies depending on the model, in cast iron or steel, electronic control and all kinds of standard or optional accessories depending on the model.

The firm based in Zaragoza and founded more than 50 years ago has advanced technology thanks to the patented EFIPLUS system, which allows its equipment to feed on pellets of different qualities, and also with any type of biomass, such as almond shell, bone of olive, etc. Designed with different bodies depending on the model, in cast iron or steel, electronic control and all kinds of standard or optional accessories depending on the model.

The LASIAN range of biomass boilers is designed for heating production offering high energy efficiency and greater autonomy. The use of the latest technology in biomass boilers makes the product suitable for the home, with compact designs that are easy to install, low levels of contamination due to the use of renewable energies, and great economic savings.

LASIAN biomass boilers meet all performance, emission and labeling requirements in accordance with European directives.

 

PELLET BOILER LASIAN BIONIX 23,5 KW 

- Compact steel body with 4 smoke passages.

- Includes hydraulic unit with pump, 10-liter expansion vessel, safety valve, purger and pressure transducer.

- Incorporates the EFI PLUS control system

- The exchanger has a manual cleaning system using oscillating springs.

- Maximum efficiency and minimum emissions, with an efficiency of 90%.

- Automatic ignition modulating combustion.

- Electronic control of all processes, with easy menus and information on the status and operation of the boiler.

- Elegant design, which integrates the hopper within the set.

- Allows Wi-Fi control

- Hopper capacity: 70 kg

- Useful power: 23,5 KW

- Consumption (kg / h): 1,6-5,2

- Yield: 90%

- Volume of water in the boiler: 51,5 liters

- 100 mm chimney connection.

- Weight: 240 kg

 

LASIAN participates in EXPOBIOMASA

Source: www.lasian.es

The firm located in Malaga has been characterized over the years by product innovation and research, and has achieved a fusion of styles in its stoves that allows its integration into any environment. This has allowed a notable increase in market share and distribution in more than 20 countries.