On June 30, the Royal Decree was published approving the direct concession to the autonomous communities of an incentive program linked to the implementation of renewable thermal systems in the residential sector, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience

On June 30, the Royal Decree was published approving the direct concession to the autonomous communities of an incentive program linked to the implementation of renewable thermal systems in the residential sector, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Direct aid is included for the installation of biomass stoves that meet ECODESIGN and use certified fuels as pellet ENplus A1, among other renewable systems. The coordination and monitoring of this incentive program will be carried out by the Institute for Diversity and Energy Saving -Representative-, an entity dependent on the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.

It is expected to allocate a budget of 200 million from this specific program for the realization of thermal renewable energy installations in the residential sector, but it will initially be endowed with 100 million euros. It is key that professionals in the sector take advantage of these incentives quickly, and do not miss the unique opportunity to discover the news of the world's leading manufacturers of pellet stoves and boilers at the appointment of the year and go to EXPOBIOMASA, held from September 21 to 23 in Valladolid.

In Spain, energy consumption for thermal uses in 2019 accounted for around 33% of total final energy consumption, where the contribution of renewable energies is 19%, practically all of it being biomass. The improvement of these data to meet the objectives and commitments at the European level, as proposed by the Spanish Association of Biomass -AVEBIOM- in the value proposals to qualify for European funds Next Generation, goes univocally to promote the consumption of biomass of local and sustainable origin as a source of renewable energy through modern pellet stoves in our country.

Additionally, and in the short term, the impulse of the installation of pellet stoves will rapidly reduce the energy costs of consumers in the domestic sector, contributing significantly to the fight against energy poverty and to the improvement of the economy of citizens. Heating with pellets, for example, involves 50% savings compared to gas or diesel and much more when compared to the cost of heating with electricity. 

The budget processing of this incentive program will be through the different regional administrations, adjusting as much as possible to each reality and with maximum limits of 3.000 euros per pellet stove per dwelling. These limits raise an additional € 700 per biomass stove for publicly owned homes. Incentives are also provided for the withdrawal of obsolete and old equipment. As published by the RD, the aid will be 350 euros per kW of installed power.

The Government of Spain promotes these incentives because it understands that the development of these programs will favor the generation of employment throughout the territory, with a marked component of proximity and a high degree of capillarity, and an improvement in economic activity, in a context of recovery after the pandemic, induced by the different help lines. It is worth highlighting the benefit derived from the reduction of fossil fuel imports and the improvement of the competitiveness of companies. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, other positive social effects of these programs can be highlighted, such as support for the third sector, the development of municipalities with fewer than 5.000 inhabitants, or increased awareness and awareness of end consumers, thanks to the requirements introduced in terms of consumption monitoring.

 

Further information:

www.avebiom.org

www.idae.es

Royal Decree 477 / 2021, of 29 of June

 

 

Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Biomass Association, is satisfied with this particular edition of the fair and has expressed his gratitude both to the firms that have entrusted and supported the event and to the attendees: “all together we contribute to reactivate the sector of bioenergy ”. So read a banner at the entrance to the Feria de Valladolid.

Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Biomass Association, is satisfied with this particular edition of the fair and has expressed his gratitude both to the firms that have entrusted and supported the event and to the attendees: “all together we contribute to reactivate the sector of bioenergy ”. So read a banner at the entrance to the Feria de Valladolid.

Thanks to 7.480 trade visitors 

The fair and the show have received close to eight thousand professional visitors coming mainly from Spain, Portugal and Latin America during the 3 days of face-to-face event, held from September 21 to 23 in Valladolid.

During the next September 27 to 30, professionals accredited in Expobiomasa will be able to continue their meetings and close agreements and projects by video call through the digital platform LIVE.EXPOBIOMASA.COM 

In this same virtual space, around 400 professionals, mainly from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, have been able to attend the 14th International Bioenergy Congress (# CIB21) remotely. 

On the other hand, all the technical and commercial conferences that have been held in person during these three days and a series of videos of selected exhibitors will continue to be available to all those accredited on the live.expobiomasa.com platform and also openly through the channel YouTube's AVEBIOM.

In this way, professionals who have not been able to attend in person will have the opportunity to learn about some of the news about equipment, projects or regulations that have been presented at the fair and the show.

Optimistic environment for the near future of the activity in biomass and renewable gas during # CIB21

The current situation of the fossil fuel market, with the price of natural gas and CO2 emission rights skyrocketing, and the direction of aid policies in the EU towards reducing emissions and implementing renewable energies, place to biomass and renewable gas as energy alternatives more desirable than ever in the industrial field.

The president of AVEBIOM agrees with what was expressed by some of the most relevant technologists in the country at # CIB21: “thermointensive industries must undertake decarbonization processes sooner rather than later and the biomass sector is prepared to contribute successfully to that change ”.

Both in the sessions dedicated to renewable gas within # CIB21 and in the technical-commercial conferences organized openly by the Danish commercial office and the Renewable Gas Show, the public success has been enormous, with the rooms overflowing and a also high number of attendees online.  

At the 2050st Renewable Gas Show, it was found that there are mature technologies capable of obtaining multiple products, reducing emissions and producing renewable energy from waste management. Spain could be placed at the head of the countries that obtains the most energy from renewable gas in XNUMX.

Expobiomasa 2021 in figures

7.480 professional visitors in the face-to-face edition

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.
 

Boilers and stoves up to 50kW incorporate more sophisticated technology. The new European Ecodesign regulations require great emission control and high efficiency. The leading manufacturers present at the fair achieve attractive design equipment, comfort, automation and significant savings for the user.

Boilers and stoves up to 50kW incorporate more sophisticated technology. The new European Ecodesign regulations require great emission control and high efficiency. The leading manufacturers present at the fair achieve attractive design equipment, comfort, automation and significant savings for the user.

The 13th edition of EXPOBIOMASA will promote the activity of a sector that has not stopped growing in recent years, presenting the largest range of technological and commercial novelties at the Valladolid Fair from September 21 to 23 and from September 26 to 30. online for professionals who cannot attend. Both AVEBIOM and Feria de Valladolid have worked to offer visitors and exhibitors a safe space where they can reestablish professional relationships

The 13th edition of EXPOBIOMASA will promote the activity of a sector that has not stopped growing in recent years, presenting the largest range of technological and commercial novelties at the Valladolid Fair from September 21 to 23 and from September 26 to 30. online for professionals who cannot attend.

Both AVEBIOM and Feria de Valladolid have worked to offer visitors and exhibitors a safe space where they can re-establish professional relationships with total confidence and continue to grow the sector.

EXPOBIOMASA 2021 will have 327 exhibiting firms from 15 countries that, in a space of 21.000 square meters, will show their latest technology and novelties and the best offers both in the domestic and industrial fields. 

Together with the leading companies in the market that are repeating for another year, the fair welcomes 76 new exhibitors in this edition, which guarantees new business opportunities for the professionals who attend. A week after opening its doors, 5.000 professional visitors have already been accredited at EXPOBIOMASA.

With the celebration of the fair on the scheduled dates, the organizers hope to boost commercial activity to unprecedented figures in a sector that has maintained its growth for 15 years. In its latest editions, Expobiomasa facilitated an increase in the business generated close to 16 million euros.

An increasingly visible and accepted sector

The sector is experiencing a "sweet moment" with the progress of numerous projects and the allocation of incentives that help make them a reality. But, above all, it is obtaining the support of society, which increasingly understands the environmental and economic benefits that the energy recovery of biomass brings: prevention of forest fires and invigoration of emptied Spain, in addition to its lower cost for heating compared to fossil fuels like diesel and natural gas or electricity.

It is a sector that already moves more than 3.000 million euros as a whole in Spain and that hopes to continue being essential as a renewable energy to support the country's energy mix. 

36 exhibitors at the XNUMXst Renewable Gas Show

The first Renewable Gas Show, which is held in parallel to EXPOBIOMASA in collaboration with the Spanish Biogas Association, will feature 36 exhibitors and a wide program of conferences and conferences, some of them within the program of the 14th International Bioenergy Congress -CIB21 -, dedicated to presenting the best solutions with biomass and renewable gas in the face of the change in the energy model and the urgent challenges of bioenergy in Latin America 

The AIMMP - Association of Wood and Furniture Industries of Portugal is the only business association of the sector in Portugal, representing all forest industries. He will be present in Valladolid from September 21 to 23 at Expobiomasa with his associates:
Located in the heart of the Tierra de Pinares region, Naturpellet's maxim is to manufacture pellets of the best quality and respectful of the environment.
Gebio Energía, an energy services company, has been producing its own certified pellets of the highest quality since last year and has implemented a new logistics system to serve its customers in Spain and Portugal.

Gebio Energía, an energy services company, has been producing its own certified pellets of the highest quality since last year and has implemented a new logistics system to serve its customers in Spain and Portugal.

It currently has its own pellet factory located in Lousada (Portugal) with an annual production of 45.000 tons of ENPlus A1 certified pellets and a production capacity of 80.000 tons per year. In this way, Gebio Energía offers its customers a comprehensive service for the installation, maintenance, production and supply of certified pellets. 

Biohot Pellets is the commercial name of the pellet with the identifier PT0021 that has a calorific value of 1,7 Mj / kg and a density of 650 kg / m3. And it is marketed in various formats: bulk, tank and big-bag or bagged in 15 kg containers. 

Additionally, he has built a logistics platform with capacity for 1.000 tons in Castellanos de Moriscos (Salamanca), with the latest storage technology and the possibility of self-service of bulk pellets with the aim of providing pellet supply at any time to all its customers. Gebio Energía also has the ENPlus A1 pellet distributor certification with the ES 339 identifier, thus guaranteeing the traceability and quality of its product from origin to delivery to the end customer.

Gebio Energía will be present at Expobiomasa 2021

 

Más info: 

www.gebioenergia.com

Fravizel, a leading Portuguese firm in equipment for all types of machinery for construction sites, forests and ports, presents at EXPOBIOMASA 2021 three star equipment for professionals in the biomass sector. Cutting shear
The jury recognizes the work of both entities as "guardians of sustainable forest management", essential to achieve an energy recovery of biomass with the greatest guarantees of sustainability.

The jury recognizes the work of both entities as "guardians of sustainable forest management", essential to achieve an energy recovery of biomass with the greatest guarantees of sustainability.

The Spanish Biomass Association, AVEBIOM, has decided to award the award 'Foster 2021 Bioenergy' to international organizations FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) in recognition of its irreplaceable work in the certification of sustainable forest management, the basis of the use of biomass for energy uses with more guarantees of sustainability.

 

FSC and PEFC: more than 550 million certified forest hectares

FSC is a global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible forest management around the world. Its founding partners include some of the most prominent environmental NGOs such as WWF and ISEAL ALLIANCE, companies, social organizations, as well as forest owners and managers, companies in the forest value chain, as well as individual supporters and members.

FSC currently has more than 228 million hectares certified worldwide and nearly 50.000 chain of custody certificates. In Spain, there are 407.000 certified hectares and 1.325 chain of custody certificates.

PEFC is a global non-profit organization formed by countries that create a global alliance to promote sustainable forest management with a local perspective through the certification of forests, their products and the transformation process. Its objective is to ensure the conservation of forest masses and their biodiversity while contributing to rural development while preserving environmental and social functions and, all of this, under internationally recognized and agreed sustainability criteria.

More than 330 million hectares of forest are PEFC certified, thus supplying forest products used in a responsible way to about 23.000 companies certified in PEFC Chain of Custody. In Spain, there are more than 2,5 million hectares of certified surface under the PEFC system and more than 1.600 certified companies.

 

Eleven awards for eleven promoters of bioenergy

AVEBIOM recognizes the contribution of relevant entities or people to the sustainable development of biomass for energy use since 2010.

In previous editions have received the 'Fomenta la Bioenergía' award el City Council of Tarrasa (2010) Representative (2011), the Energy Agency of Andalusia (2012), the Junta de Castilla and Leon (2013), the Office of Climate Change of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment (2014), the Xunta de Galicia (2015), the public company Nasuvinsa-Navarra of Land and Housing (2016), the University of Valladolid (2017), the Give-Ciemat (2018), the Basque Energy Agency (2019) y Christian rakos, President of the WBA (2020). 

 

The “Fomenta la Bioenergía” awards ceremony will take place in the #AVEBIOM Conference Room at Feria de Valladolid, on September 21 from 12 in the morning, during the inauguration of Expobiomasa and the Renewable Gas Show.