AVEBIOM proposes to hold the 15th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and assistance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.
Jorge Herrero, director of Expobiomasa, reasons the decision: “until now we have held the event in the fall, with the campaign “on top”; this, which during the first years was a communication shock that managed to increase sales of stoves and pellets, has now changed with the maturity reached by the market.”
And it is that, today, given the increase in sales of equipment, the shortage of some components and better handling of information by customers, the sector is obliged to anticipate both the planning of the factories and the contracts for supply.
“With the change of dates we intend to help our exhibitors to improve production planning in their factories for the season and to more accurately manage their stocks for distribution. In this way they will be able to guarantee consumers the best service”, Blacksmith explains.
Expobiomasa will be the largest exclusive event in the sector in 2023, not only in Spain and Portugal, but throughout Europe. AVEBIOM hopes to regain the trust of the firms and professionals who did not attend the last edition concerned about the health situation at that time.
Thanks to the rigorous security protocol established by the organization and its exquisite follow-up by the 327 exhibiting firms and the 7.480 professionals from 25 countries who attended the last edition, Expobiomasa became the best possible place to get back in touch personally and face face to face with more professionals in three days than in a whole year of commercial visits.
An event that helps improve sector planning
The advancement of the dates of the fair will help customers and suppliers to know the real situation and market trends with perspective and time to better prepare the campaign. It is foreseeable that the demand for biomass equipment will increase given the current extraordinary situation of the energy market, with the prices of fossil gas, heating oil and, especially, of electricity on a continuous rise and the fuel supply problems that are sense throughout Europe.
At the proposal of a majority of exhibitors and members of AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass Association has decided to organize the next edition of Expobiomasa in the spring of 2023, thus adapting to the current rates of equipment manufacturing and installation and becoming the largest exclusive event of the sector in Europe of the year.
Biomass can be claimed today more than ever as a renewable, efficient, highly profitable, manageable and, above all, own source of energy.
We are waiting for you all again from May 9 to 11, 2023 in Valladolid!
7.480 Professional visitors attended the event for the sector in 2021, which included the first Renewable Gas Show and the 14th edition of the International Bioenergy Congress.
327 exhibiting firms from 15 countries, dedicated to the manufacture of forestry machinery, solid biofuel and pellet industries, manufacturers, distributors and installers of air conditioning systems, engineering, the auxiliary industry, energy service companies and investment groups.
ENSO will develop, build and manage the largest biomass cogeneration plant in Spain for the ACOR cooperative, owner of the largest sugar beet plant in Spain, and a member of AVEBIOM for several years.
ENSO will invest 70 million euros in the construction of the largest biomass cogeneration plant in Spain and will manage it under the modality of energy services for the agricultural cooperative ACOR. The plant will cover all your process steam and electricity needs, increasing your competitiveness and allowing you to advance in your decarbonization process.
On June 14, the project was presented in an official ceremony at the ACOR facilities in Olmedo, Valladolid, chaired by Jesús Posadas, president of ACOR, and attended by Mario Armero, president of ENSO; Elías Hernández, CEO of ENSO; the Regional Ministers for the Environment and Agriculture of Castilla y León, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones and Gerardo Dueñas; and the Deputy Minister of Economy, Carlos Martín Tobalina.
The investment will be around 70 million euros and has the collaboration of the Castilla and leon meetingthrough the public company Somacil, attached to the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Territory Planning.
The president of AVEBIOM, Javier Díaz, is sure that “this project is going to be a milestone for the energy recovery of biomass in agribusiness; a spearhead to encourage other companies to abandon fossil fuels for a local, abundant and reliable source of energy that allows full decarbonization in a profitable way”.
Construction of the biomass cogeneration plant will begin in early 2023 on ACOR land adjacent to its beet processing facilities. It will have 80 MWt of power and will produce 346.000 tons of reheated process steam and 45.000 MWh of electrical energy for self-consumption per year. The plant will give direct work to 30 people and indirect work to another 60, related to the supply of biomass.
The plant will consume 90.000 tons per year of forest biomass of sustainable origin certified under the European SURE scheme and will avoid the emission of 60.000 tons per year of CO2. In the future, the members of the cooperative could provide part of the biomass used as biofuel and also use the combustion ashes as fertilizer on their farms.
Elías Hernández, CEO of ENSO, estimated that, with the current price of natural gas, the biomass plant would allow ACOR to save 60% on its energy bill.
Jesús Posadas, president of ACOR, clarified that, although the announcement of its construction coincides with a crucial moment in the energy sector in Europe and also in Spain, the plant was already foreseen in the strategic plan of the agricultural cooperative two years ago to reduce the costs for the emission rights of its industrial activity and increase its competitiveness. Posadas thanked the involvement of the three ministries of the Junta de Castilla y León in this project.
The president of ENSO, Mario Armero, pointed out that having access to affordable, independent of external conflicts and green energy is a competitive advantage for companies, and encouraged greater public-private collaboration to promote more projects such as ACOR's. In his opinion, Castilla y León is an attractive region to invest in energy.
The Minister of Agriculture and the Deputy Minister of Economy highlighted the strategic importance of agribusiness in Castilla y León and assured that the Board is committed to improving its competitiveness and "making the economy circulate". For his part, the Minister for the Environment pointed out that ACOR is a worldwide example of environmental commitment and competitiveness in agribusiness and reviewed the advantages of biomass as a source of energy: autochthonous, non-relocatable, renewable, creator of rural employment and population fixer. Lastly, he stressed the Board's commitment to expanding the use of biomass in urban heat networks.
ENSO participates in EXPOBIOMASA
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ECOFRICALIA is the distributor in Spain of the Italian house SMARTWOOD, manufacturer of pelletizing machines, which stand out for fitting into self-consumption projects and/or short marketing channels.
Among its products, small and medium-sized production plants of between 200-1000kg/h stand out, aimed at local companies: carpentry shops, furniture factories, doors, windows... And various organizations that wish to transform their wood waste into fuel: associations, town halls... " That they have a problem with wood waste, and they don't know what to do with it”
ECOFRICALIA offers SMARTWOOD machines and lines at a national and international level (projects have already been implemented in Spain, Portugal, Romania, Kenya and Latin America) and also provides the necessary complementary equipment to start the activity: chippers, grinders, compressors, laboratory equipment.
ECOFRICALIA offers carpenters and furniture manufacturers, the main clients of MAESMA, a tool to generate wealth, and that at the same time solves the problem of what to do with the waste from the workshop or factory.
“It is an affordable investment -says Luis Pacheco-. Also within the reach of smaller companies, and always with rapid repayments, between one and three years. Acquiring a pelletizing machine is increasingly seen as an opportunity. Renewable energies are here to stay, and the demand for pellets is growing everywhere”.
ECOFRICALIA participates in EXPOBIOMASA
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The sixth edition of the Galiforest Abanca monograph will once again bring together the forestry world from June 30 to July 2. It will be, as usual, at the Sergude Agroforestry Training and Experimentation Center, in the Boqueixón town hall, very close to Santiago de Compostela.
After its postponement in 2020 due to the situation arising from Covid-19, the International Fair of Galicia ABANCA is finalizing a major event that will be open to the entire forestry-industry chain and that will put companies, institutions and professionals in contact for three days .
Its exhibition area will feature the presence of the most important firms in the sector, which will show their latest technological innovations and new projects. Likewise, its program will reinforce the number and interest of the sessions, with current issues that will be subject to debate by leading specialists. In addition, it will incorporate new activities that will be added to others already consolidated, such as demonstrations, workshops and its renowned Innovation Contest.
All this in the best possible place, facilities that will allow showing and seeing the operation of the exposed machinery in a very well connected mountain, with easy access and excellent infrastructures.
An edition that is surpassed
Galiforest Abanca will surpass itself again in this edition. Thus, fifteen days after its celebration, it already has 86 direct exhibitors, 15% more than the final figure of the last edition, held in 2018, when there were 75. These companies and entities occupy a net area of 13.682 square metres. square meters, 16% more space than that contracted in the previous call, since then they had been 11.837 square meters.
- Registration of professional visitors: https://app.galiforest.com/login
- Advance list of direct exhibitors: https://www.galiforest.com/expositores.pdf
Based on the values that have always inspired La Nordica Extra Flame: a beautiful and comfortable home, but also in harmony with nature, thanks to the choice of biomass, it is born Sharon Plus, a pellet stove with elegant and clean lines, with Black Crystal or Natural Stone coverings, which make this product unique and unmistakable, a true piece of furniture capable of transforming the room on its own. The flame becomes the protagonist, even brighter thanks to the new Extra-Ker white refractory lining.
Its small size and the double option for the flue also make it very versatile even during installation, especially in limited space situations such as in a hall or corridor. The powerful motor dedicated to ducting also allows the heat to be carried to another room at a distance of up to 8 meters, giving the user the possibility of excluding the function or adding a thermostat for maximum comfort.
The product is airtight and is always tested online to ensure its safety.
LA NORDICA-EXTRAFLAME participates in EXPOBIOMASA
Elmia wood this year has received 25.885 visitors from dozens of countries in a still complex situation to travel and with a considerable decrease in exhibiting firms
The conferences and debates developed during the 3 days that the fair has lasted have focused on predicting the value of sustainable forests in the future and how innovative forestry will affect them. The debates between forest owners and social organizations have been very intense in their search for meeting points that allow them to work so that the forests are prepared to meet the future demands of society.
What they do agree on is that the forest is the backbone of the rural economy and has a crucial role in the green transition.
Bioenergy has had a prominent place in this fair for years. This year, exhibitors of biomass boilers say that suddenly many consumers who chose heat pumps are returning to combustion technology using solid biofuels such as pellets or forest chips.
AVEBIOM collaborates in the promotion of this fair since 2006. In this edition, the association, together with the official agent Travel Pyme, has accompanied 20 professionals. The next edition of Elmia Wood is expected to be held in 2025.
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La Basin Heat Network will supply thermal energy from biomass to the neighborhood communities, public and industrial buildings of the city of Cuenca.
The Network will originate from a thermal power plant that will be located at Avenida de Cruz Roja Española 11, D, next to the Ford vehicle dealership. From there, it will distribute the energy produced with wood chips through hot water at 90 degrees through pre-insulated tubes that will run through the capital's subsoil. The closed circuit will connect all the buildings that wish to incorporate renewable energy, and the water will return cold again to the plant, where it will collect energy again.
The people of Cuenca who decide to use green energy instead of their fossil fuel to heat themselves will not have to pay any spillage or make any initial outlay since the connection is XNUMX% subsidized, with minimal work in their boiler roomThey only pay for the energy they consume, just as it happens in the Network of Guadalajara.
The Network will have the capacity to connect between 7.000 and 8.000 homes in addition to public and private non-residential buildings of the industrial and commercial sector. The thermal power of the Network will rise to 29 MW, with a biomass boiler of 21 MW and another of 7 MW. It will incorporate a 1MW solar farm for self-consumption on the roof and ground. A buffer tank of 10.000 cubic meters will ensure supply during peak energy demand.
The main novelty is the hybridization of 1,2 MW of the energy produced by 4.000 square meters of concentrated solar thermal field. This hybridization is a pioneer in Heat Networks in Spain: focused sunlight heats a liquid that passes through a series of lenses. Controlling the flow rate of the liquid allows control of the temperature level. The generated heat is then transferred to the end use by directing the liquid through a standard heat exchanger. Flat lenses are used in series-connected panels designed to deliver the required amount of power. Likewise, the recovery of wastewater heat from the Cuenca WWTP with a heat pump is planned.
The city of Cuenca will achieve the reduction of emissions into the atmosphere of 25.000 tons of CO2 per year in the city center, without investment cost.
Advantages of connecting to the Heat Network
Users who connect to the Network will have a minimum average reduction of 10% in the bill of the Community of Owners in heating and domestic hot water (DHW), and can reach up to 50%. Price stability against fossil fuel speculation is another of the advantages for Red de Calor customers, who will have a state-of-the-art kWh (kilowatt hour) meter in the plate heat exchanger and a billing of Useful thermal kWh consumed.
Rebi's new project also offers great technical advantages like the fact that the neighbors will stop storing fossil fuel, noises, odors and discharges disappear, eliminating any risk of explosion or fire. Apart from the more technical benefits, we must not forget that the Network generates around 40 direct and indirect new jobs, that it revitalizes the nearby rural areas, and that it will mean a recovery of the heat that is wasted by the industries that are located in the area of action of the Network.
The biomass will come from, among other places, the municipal forests. The capital of Cuenca has more than 53.000 hectares of public forests owned by the City Council, and the province as a whole has more than 800.000 wooded hectares, which helps biomass production and consumption.
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The Remurban project has won the award ASPRIMA-SIMA and “Best Urban Regeneration Initiative” in its 19th edition, which is awarded by the Madrid Real Estate Exhibition (SIMA) in collaboration with the Association of Real Estate Developers of Madrid (ASPRIMA). It is a reference award in Spain, with ten categories, which recognizes the best projects in the sector in areas such as innovation, company training or sustainability
The rehabilitation of the Fasa District, focused on energy efficiency and innovation, has reduced carbon emissions by more than 70%. Almost 400 homes and more than 1.000 neighbors benefit directly through a financing model based on energy savings, 30%.
The actions developed in the Fasa district have allowed the reduction of energy consumption by around 30% with a contribution of 80% biomass, which reduces CO2 emissions in the district by 77%. The energy bill of the residents of the district has been reduced by 64%, increasing their thermal comfort by 14%. These figures reflect the potential of the districts to become more energy efficient and contribute to achieving the EU's goals of carbon neutrality in 2050.
The reduction in energy demand and the increase in comfort conditions have been key in the design of the rehabilitation project.
The hallmark of the project, a "low or almost zero energy" district, was achieved thanks to the integration and management of a more efficient energy supply and with sources, above all, of local resources. (biomass from the pine forests of Segovia and photovoltaic solar), the active participation of a community of residents with roots in the city since the 60s, a profitable renovation of buildings with minimal disturbance, and transversal ICT management solutions to optimize performance and comfort conditions.
The district was chosen because it is a compact area and a starting point as an example for other areas with a similar potential for energy savings and the integration of renewable sources. The Fasa neighborhood built for Renault workers was the ideal candidate: 19 blocks of 5 floors, a 14-floor tower, as well as a building with a thermal power plant that supplied heating to 398 homes.
Regarding the energy intervention, the building envelope was rehabilitated, a photovoltaic façade was installed on the tower, new more efficient lights for all common areas and a complete renovation of the heat network through the use of biomass integrating ICT solutions. and applying energy protocols that assess performance and verify energy savings at the district level.
Full news at: THE NORTH OF CASTILLA
From sheet metal processing and assembly, to testing semi-finished and finished products. Each of the heating appliances UNGARO it is the result of the experience of its specialized operators.
Now the Italian house presents PIXEL, a solution with a micro-perforated steel lining, which offers the user heat by natural, forced and (in the case of thermo-stoves) by convection.
The time has come for "easy cleaning", simply opening the technical door makes the bottom of the brazier slide, letting the ashes produced by combustion fall directly into the drawer. This project is created to meet the requirement of minimizing user contact with dust resulting from normal generator work cycles and reducing energy costs.
PIXEL can also be combined with LAISON, the system that combines the convenience of a large additional pellet tank with the elegance of an interior product. Thanks to the action of a powerful vacuum cleaner incorporated in the 200 or 400kg tank, the system takes advantage of the air flow generated to remove the pellet up to a distance of 20 meters.
UNGARO participate in Expobiomasa.
The municipality of Avila The trembling, has received the Honorable Mention in the thirteenth edition of the awards @EnerAgen in the category 'Best Performance in the Matter of Renewable Energies', for its centralized biomass boiler project to supply heating and hot water to ten municipal buildings using wood chips as fuel.
This initiative, whose candidacy has been endorsed by the Provincial Energy Agency of Ávila APEA, promotes the energy transition in a large-scale project for El Tiemblo, where it is common to find diesel boilers in municipal buildings.
The buildings fed by the biomass boiler are: the House of Culture -houses the library, the cyber centre, the toy library and various multipurpose rooms-, the Police Station, the Food Bank, two rural houses, a nursery school, a public school, a hostel, the Town Hall itself, as well as offices and equipment places for municipal workers.
One of the benefits generated by using a renewable energy source such as biomass in this project is the possibility of substituting the use of fossil fuels in these ten municipal buildings, which also entails reducing the environmental impact caused by obtaining said fuels, as well as the emissions into the atmosphere they generate.
The efficiency of the chosen system is another of the advantages of this project, since it has a single point of generation of hot water and a system of buried and correctly insulated pipes, which make it reach the different municipal buildings, all of them located in a radius of action of 200 meters from the boiler.
The economic saving obtained is also evident. On the one hand, it is a long-term investment, since it centralizes in a single point and in a single boiler what previously required ten individual systems for generating hot water and heating, drastically reducing the environmental cost involved in manufacturing of each individual boiler for its replacement.
On the other hand, the savings are also high in terms of the cost of biomass supply and maintenance of a single boiler, a circumstance that is added to the fact that all the buildings included in this project have good energy efficiency conditions, being old constructions with thick walls, several of them with recent reforms, with windows that have double glazing and incorporate an air chamber, etc.
ENERAGEN and APEA are allies of Expobiomasa
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The Spanish Association of Stove Manufacturers (Aefecc) In recent days, it has presented data on an increase in sales of around 30%. "Faced with one of the biggest energy crises in Europe, manufacturers of fireplaces and stoves want to highlight the economic and environmental benefits of a great forgotten in the Spanish market", they assure from Aefecc. A year ago this association had a positive sales balance, close to 20%, caused by changes in habits during the pandemic and the greater number of hours that Spaniards spend at home. The need to update elements of the home increased the demand for fireplaces and stoves.
The president of Aefecc, Carlos Olivan: "In a country like Spain, with more than 50% of forest and scrub area, we have a great wasted energy resource, firewood. Its use can be an important alternative to the consumption of gas and electricity in homes as a source of heat supply for our homes. The technical evolution of wood stoves and boilers allow a more efficient use of it, reducing the environmental impacts of combustion and increasing energy efficiency in the storage and propagation of heat"
The use of boilers and stoves can even constitute a circular economy practice, reducing the generation of waste and the environmental impact and generating local jobs around the use of non-timber forest products (small wood, pineapples, spikes) and the manufacture of pellets.
Although currently, the consumption of firewood and pellets "is not even considered in the energy balances of the national energy plans" (which focus their balances on electrical, nuclear, renewable energy, gas, oil and coal), its use has been maintained for decades in the rural world, both in first and second homes. "This is well known in Spain emptied", highlights Oliván, who highlights that "biomass promotes energy independence, both for countries and households, guaranteeing a renewable, less polluting source of energy, in the case of new equipment that complies with European regulations of Ecodesign". With the new regulations in force there can be savings of "up to 40% in firewood and emissions close to zero".
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- BIOCOMPACT: Powers from 200 kW to 4000 kW, robust and resistant, with 3 horizontal smoke passages, outcrop burner, manual or semi-manual cleaning, and multiple options and accessories. It is the most suitable for use in all types of applications no matter how demanding, industry, dryers, greenhouses, etc.
- BIOCOMPACT-SAWDUST: Powers from 500 kW to 2500 kW, specially designed to burn fuel in the form of sawdust, both of natural origin and derived from agglomerates, DM, etc. Its innovative sawdust burner mixes air and fuel, just like a gas or oil burner. It is ideal for factories that generate sawdust in their production process.
- BIOMODULAR: Powers from 180 kW to 520 kW, boiler based on the BIOCOMPACT range and with the same options, but built by elements, to facilitate its installation in boiler rooms with difficult access and where it is not feasible to introduce another type of Biomass boiler.
- BIOCOMBY: Powers from 80 kW to 230 kW, boiler with outcrop burner, for manual use, simple, economical and very versatile because its hopper, smoke outlet, ash compactor, etc., can be adapted according to the needs of the room of boilers. Ideal for farms, rural hotels, industry, etc.
- BIOSELECT: Powers from 100 kW to 2.000 kW, fully automatic boiler, with mobile grate burner, combustion chamber with refractory, PLC control and lambda probe, automatic cleaning of the flue gas exchanger, and various ash collection systems. It is ideal for environments where a boiler with the highest level of automation and performance is required.
The interest in the use of biomass fuels was confirmed by the attendees, due to the great advantages they offer. In the first place, because it is a renewable, ecological and sustainable energy, locally generated and close to consumption. And secondly, because of its profitability, especially at the present time when fossil fuels have doubled or tripled their price, while biomass in general, although its price has also increased, has remained within the margins of the CPI.
LASIAN participate in Expobiomasa
Pedro Ortiz Garcia Director. Industrial Biomass Division in Lasian) Tel. 629 26 04 65
Product of the business evolution of Natural Fire, the range of hot air generators by biomass combustion (GNF) is born, focused on using solid biomass from productive waste (pellets, olive pits, almond shells, etc.), in the generation of hot air flows, to be used both in industrial processes and in heating.
Especially indicated for heating large spaces such as greenhouses, poultry farms, pig farms or agricultural spaces, industrial heating, dryers, terrace heating, paint ovens, cereal dryers, etc.
The range has several models from 69 kW to 500 kW of thermal power with yields greater than 80%.
These heat generators are made up of a combustion chamber, which has an internal bloom burner, capable of burning any type of solid biomass (pellets, olive stones, splinters) with a yield greater than 94%, providing a temperature of output from 30 to 120ºC, or up to 250ºC if the hot air is recirculated.
The gases produced by the combustion reaction pass through an automatic cleaning system, which is also used as a heat transfer mechanism, drastically increasing the performance of this equipment.
Natural Fire presented its hot air generator at the awards exchangebiom
PELLET BOX of naparpellet is an innovative transport, distribution, handling and feeding system for pellet stoves and boilers.
Basically, it consists of a palletized cardboard box and an extraction system, avoiding, for example, the use of plastic bags or a pellet silo when feeding a boiler.
Naparpellet's challenge was to provide solutions to pellet consumers who have both stoves and boilers, and who do not want to use plastic bags or who do not want to install a small pneumatically loaded silo or who do not have enough space for a silo.
This rectangular prismatic cardboard box, PELLETBOX by Naparpellet, has two models with different capacities, is open at the top with a hinged lid and is supported on a pallet at its base. In this way, it facilitates handling during transport and stacking.
To extract the pellet, the box has a window assisted by a gate, arranged on one of its sides, near the bottom. This opening is slightly raised from the bottom to allow loosened sawdust to accumulate. The pellet can be extracted manually, avoiding handling bags, for example, or automatically thanks to a universal suction probe at the base, which can be connected to any suction system of a boiler or stove. In this way you can have automatic suction and a silo in the smallest possible space.
Another advantage is that the device is reusable, and once empty it folds to facilitate transport to the factory where it will be refilled again. pellet with ENplus certificate. This fact allows GHG to be reduced by more than 7 times compared to a pallet of 15kg plastic bags.
naparpellet presented this novelty in the last edition of Expobiomass.