AVEBIOM proposes to celebrate the 14th edition of EXPOBIOMASA during the second week of May 2023 with the aim of promoting the participation and attendance of the largest possible number of professionals interested in the sector.

AVEBIOM proposes to hold the 14th 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.

Restore confidence

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!

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The horizontal shredder is a very productive piece of equipment, capable of processing a wide variety of materials: branches, trunks, organic material, pallets and many more. The productivity of the machine also depends on its maintenance.

The horizontal crusher is a very productive piece of equipment, capable of processing a wide variety of materials: branches, trunks, organic material, pallets and many more.. The productivity of the machine also depends on its maintenance.

  1. INSPECT YOUR EQUIPMENT EVERY DAY

Before starting work and after finishing work, walk around the equipment and check if there are abnormal elements, such as hydraulic leaks that could cause major problems if not fixed right away, paint coming off the crusher frame or near the bolts can be a sign of trouble.

  1. REMOVES RESIDUE MATERIAL FROM DRUM AND COOLING SYSTEM

Periodically pressure washing or blowing out the machine allows you to catch future problems that may be covered by debris.  Clean the radiatorblowing any debris from the air intake grills and around the hydraulic components to allow heat to dissipate.

  1. SEPARATES MATERIAL TO REDUCE CONTAMINANTS

Contaminants, such as small iron parts, nails or other non-organic elements can cause excessive deterioration of the racks or the drumIt is important to remove them immediately. Heavier contaminants reaching the bottom of the pile can be avoided with more precise pickup with a rotating grapple. Shaking the waste well before putting it in the crusher reduces dirt and stones reaching the drum.

  1. DO PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE REGULARLY

Lubricates the screws in the crushing area, the loading and unloading belt and all the parts that move during the work of the crusher. Check often the level of fluids and filters and also that all the belts have tension.

  1. REPLACE WORN PARTS WHEN NECESSARY

Hammers or knives, screens, bedknives and wear plates are the parts that wear the most. Using these parts, for example hammers, longer than recommended can cause damage much more expensive than the cost of replacement. In addition, due to the lack of maintenance of these parts, productivity drops considerably.

  1. A GOOD STABLE OPERATOR

It is preferable not to change the operator of the machine much, in order to be able to recognize changes in the work, for example, a vibration or a noise. The operating life of the machine is also often extended.

VERMEER, which will be in @Expobiomasa, has redesigned the HG4000 horizontal crusher; offering powerful performance. It is equipped with a 399,7 kW CAT diesel engine, a Series III duplex drum, a feed system that easily accommodates a wide variety of materials.

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ENSO has signed an agreement with GARCÍA-CARRÍÓN, the leading winery in Europe and fourth in the world, for the construction of a biomass plant for thermal supply under the modality of energy services company (ESE) that will cover 100% of the demand
Last autumn Salvador Escoda launched his new range of Mundoclima® Biomass stoves

Salvador Escoda has launched its new range of Mundoclima Biomass stoves last autumn® BIOTHERM. This new range is characterized by design, high energy efficiency and connectivity.

Mundoclima® BIOTHERM complies with the ECODESIGN regulations and offers Wi-Fi connectivity and app control. It includes equipment from 5 kW to 16 kW and as a novelty, some models allow side loading or a double door system.

With more than 30 references, this range completes the offer of Salvador Escoda in its line of renewable energy and sustainability. It also has Technical Service throughout the national territory.

Salvador Escoda has participated in Expobiomasa.

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The plant will begin to assemble a watertight model that is developed entirely in Burgos and another range of cast iron boilers in the middle of the year. Although the brand has already been marketing this type of stove in Spain for years, the goal is to manufacture nearly 6.000 units each year of this sealed model, which prevents the air in the home and the combustion from coming into contact, which redounds in greater security.
The call will remain open until March 31, 2023 and the prizes will be awarded at the EXPOBIOMASA fair, on May 9, 2023.

The call will remain open until March 31, 2023 and the prizes will be awarded at the EXPOBIOMASA fair, on May 9, 2023.

The double call is part of the set of activities that Expobiomasa develops from its firm commitment to the revitalization of the sector and the recognition of the initiatives that contribute to promoting its economic development.

In addition, the award for Best Innovative Practice is part of the H2020 BRANCHES project, promoted in Spain by AVEBIOM and CIRCE and the Network for the Exchange of Innovative Practices with Biomass exchangebiom.

The call is open to any company or public or private entity that has contributed technological innovations in the field of energy recovery from biomass or its transformation for other purposes within the bioeconomy.

To participate, interested parties will only have to express their agreement with the contest rules and fill in the requested information within the established deadlines.

Visibility for all technological innovations and innovative practices

All the applications that compete for the awards will be compiled in the Expobiomasa 2023 Innovation Dossier that will be delivered to the media partners with the fair before it and that will be published in www.expobiomasa.com to ensure the greatest visibility of innovations. In addition, the applications that compete for the Best Innovative Practice Award will also be published on the website www.intercambiom.org

This call will award a prize for Technological Innovation endowed with €2.000, two second prizes endowed with €500 each and an award for the Best Innovative Practice consisting of a series of promotional actions to publicize the practice through seminars, publications and other display actions.

More information, bases of the call and participation form

www.expobiomasa.com/premio-innovacion

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About Avebiom

The Spanish Biomass Association (Avebiom), established in 2004, brings together the main players in the bioenergy sector throughout the entire biomass value chain. Its objective is to promote the development of the sector in Spain and contribute to increasing the sustainable consumption of biomass for energy purposes. AVEBIOM has organized the EXPOBIOMASA professional fair since its first edition in 2006.

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The measures come into force as of January 1, 2023 and will mobilize around 10.000 million euros of public resources that will be used mainly to serve the groups most vulnerable to the increase in the price of food and other basic necessities and to the rise of the cost of energy.

The measures come into force as of January 1, 2023 and will mobilize around 10.000 million euros of public resources that will be used mainly to serve the groups most vulnerable to the increase in the price of food and other basic necessities and to the rise of the cost of energy.

The first section of the royal decree-law refers to tax measures in the field of energy, citing in its first paragraph the reduction in VAT on solid biofuels, together with natural gas:

"Given that the situation generated by the increase in natural gas prices persists, it is considered appropriate to extend, until December 31, 2023, the reduction to 5 percent of the tax rate of the Value Added Tax that falls on all the components of the invoice for deliveries of natural gas, as well as deliveries of briquettes or "pellets" from biomass and wood for firewood used as fuel in heating systems, in order to reduce their amount”.

The extension of the VAT reduction from 21% to 5% for pellets, briquettes and firewood during 2023 is good news for biofuel consumers and for the business sector and in the opinion of AVEBIOM it should be a step without turning back to establish the measure definitively.

While the indiscriminate rebate on gas can discourage energy saving, a definitive reduction in VAT on all solid biofuels of national origin - pellets, firewood and briquettes and others such as olive pits, chips and shells of nuts - would accelerate adoption of a renewable, sustainable and local technology for heating.

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Royal Decree-Law 20/2022, of December 27, on response measures to the economic and social consequences of the Ukrainian War and support for the reconstruction of the island of La Palma and other situations of vulnerability has been published in BOE no. 311, of December 28, 2022.

https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2022-22685

According to the statistical report on the wood pellet market for the year 2022 by AVEBIOM, pellet production in Spain grew by 2021% in 5, reaching 641.710 tons. About to end another turbulent year in the sector, the production forecasts for 2022 is that 126.590 tons more will be produced than in 2021, an increase of 20%.

According to the statistical report on the wood pellet market for the year 2022 of AVEBIOM, pellet production in Spain grew by 2021% in 5, reaching 641.710 tons. About to end another turbulent year in the sector, the production forecasts for 2022 is that 126.590 tons more will be produced than in 2021, an increase of 20%.

This increase in production has been enough to satisfy the increased demand for domestic consumption without major problems and to increase exports to other European countries.

Most of the national production is already certified ENplus® taking 87% of the market; practically all the important plants produce under the quality scheme, but every year new distributors are added, which improves the consistency of a quality offer to the consumer. Between 2020 and December 2022, 2 new plants and 9 suppliers have been certified, reaching 100 certificates issued in Spain.

Although the statistical report does not analyze prices, Pablo Rodero, head of certification in AVEBIOM and current president of the European Pellet Council (EPC)Stresses that “despite the notable rise in the price of pellets this year, its energy cost (€/kWh) has always remained lower than that of any fossil fuel or electricity. In Europe, a change in the downward trend is already evident in the prices of the pellet and also of the splinter, which will soon begin to be noticed in Spain as well”.

In fact, since October the price curve of pellets for domestic use has begun to smooth out and the average price of a 15 kg bag at the end of November was €7,79, making it possible to find it at lower prices.

REPORT 2022

The Spanish Biomass Association, AVEBIOM, has decided to award the 'Fomenta la Bioenergía 2022' award to the Badajoz Provincial Council to recognize its support for 25 unique projects in smaller local entities that favor the transition to a low-carbon economy and whose source of energy is biomass.

The Spanish Biomass Association, AVEBIOM, has decided to award the award 'Foster 2022 Bioenergy' to the Badajoz Provincial Council to recognize their support for 25 unique projects in smaller local entities that favor the transition to a low-carbon economy and whose energy source is biomass.

The award ceremony will take place on May 9, 2023 in Valladolid, after the opening of the Expobiomasa fair.

25 installations with biomass boilers within the SMARTENERGIA plan

Improving the quality of life of citizens and guaranteeing respect for the environment in all the municipalities of the province are the commitments of the Diputación de Badajoz that are materialized in the Plan SMARTENERGY.

The objective of this initiative is to structure and channel improvements in energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energies to produce electricity and thermal uses in buildings and public infrastructures, in particular, favoring small-scale generation in points close to consumption.

Among the 88 actions in buildings carried out in the 2014-2020 plan, 25 biomass boilers have been installed, which is fully in line with the objective of generating energy on a small scale and close to consumption centers. These 25 new installations provide renewable thermal energy to heated swimming pools, schools, residences for the elderly and two small municipal heat networks.

Twelve awards for twelve 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) Christian rakos, President of the WBA (2020) and the organizations FSC y PEFC

 

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The Minister for the Environment, Housing and Territorial Planning, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones, has visited the state of the works of the second phase of the Sustainable Heat Network of the Villalonquéjar industrial estate, in Burgos, managed by the Board, at through Somacyl, which will serve new industries.

The Minister for the Environment, Housing and Territory Planning, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones, has visited the state of the works of the second phase of the Sustainable Heat Network of the Villalonquéjar industrial estate, in Burgos, managed by the Board, through Somacyl, which will serve new industries. This extension includes the heat network itself, a third biomass boiler at the network generation plant and the installation of an intelligent thermal energy accumulator, all with a global investment of 4.811.965 euros.

Somacyl, Public Infrastructure and Environment Society of the Junta de Castilla y León, under the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Territorial Planning, is the owner, manager and operator of the Biomass Trigeneration Plant located on Merindad de Ubierna street in the Villalonquéjar industrial estate, which gives energy service to the L'Oreal factory since 2015, supplying hot water, cold water, steam and 100% renewable electricity.

In 2019, Somacyl expanded its renewable generation plant with a second high-power biomass boiler and built the first phase of the Villalonquéjar Sustainable Heat Network, extending the thermal transport pipelines along part of López Bravo street , between the Merindad de Ubierna and Montes Obarenes roads.

Currently, six companies (L'Oreal, Ubisa, Edscha, Lennox, Incarsa and Maniplastic) are connected to this center of renewable generation, which are supplied with 35.000.000 useful kw/h/year of green energy, generated from 14.000 tons of forest chips from the mountains of the Community, and which represent a reduction in emissions of 9.000 tons of CO2 per year.

To date, the total investment carried out by the Board, through Somacyl, in this Burgos industrial estate exceeds 16 million euros. 

The purpose of this new action is the expansion of the heating network of the Villalonquéjar industrial estate, called Phase 2, to be able to provide service to new industries located on the other part of López Bravo street, between Merindad de Ubierna until after the street Merindad de Valdivielso. 

Energy efficiency projects in Castilla y León

For more than a decade, the Junta de Castilla y León has been developing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, via Somacyl. The systems built have involved an investment of 36 million euros, and among them the heating network of the University of Valladolid and the industrial heating network of the Villalonquéjar industrial estate in Burgos stand out. In the coming years, Somacyl plans to invest close to 150 million euros in new renewable energy projects.

In addition, Somacyl participates in different companies that have developed biomass electricity generation projects in the region, including the Cubillos del Sil generation plant, in León, with an investment of 120 million euros, and the Garray plant, in Soria, with an investment of 50 million euros.

Complete news in RETEMA: https://www.retema.es/actualidad/castilla-y-leon-destina-cerca-de-5-millones-las-obras-de-la-red-de-calor-sostenible-en

 

 

The Junta de Castilla y León, through Somacyl, has tendered the drafting of the construction project and execution of the works for the implementation of thermal energy storage systems for the Ponferrada heat network with a budget of 3.094.305 euros and a total execution period of ten months, the first being for the drafting of the project.
On November 29, the "Bioenergy Day 2022" was celebrated in Spain, four days earlier than last year.

On November 29, the "Bioenergy Day 2022" was celebrated in Spain, four days earlier than last year.

Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Biomass Association, highlights the progress achieved in 2022 by Spain, which has managed to bring the celebration of its Bioenergy Day forward to November 29, four days earlier than last year: "biomass has increased its contribution to the Spanish energy mix by 1% and already contributes 9% of all the energy we consume, which shows that we continue to consolidate sustained and sustainable growth. The role of bioenergy in the energy transition of our country is fundamental and, especially, when we talk about energy security”.

Bioenergy is a key provider of renewable energy in the European Union

The EU27 has also moved up the celebration of the European Bioenergy Day this year to 8 November. From October 9, 2022 and until the end of the year, renewables will provide 84 days of clean energy, of which bioenergy would take care of 52 days.

In 2021, bioenergy contributed 57% of all renewable energies and 14% of the total energy consumed in the EU27. In the renewable heating sector, its contribution is even more significant, since it accounts for more than 90% of the total clean energy used in this area.

And its penetration continues to increase in all the colder countries and regions, such as the northern and central areas of Spain, through efficient biomass heating networks -which are already close to 500 installations in our country- and due to the extraordinary increase in the installation of pellet stoves, whose market share increased by more than 40% last year in Spain and the park already exceeds 512.000 installed units.

In the EU, the Baltic region is a leader in developing bioenergy and enjoying its benefits: Estonia and Latvia have been the first states to celebrate their national bioenergy days (both could be supplied only with bioenergy for almost 5 months ( 144 days each), followed by Sweden and Finland with 140 days each.

From farm to forest: sustainable bioenergy to ensure energy security

Bioenergy Europe, a forerunner of the campaign since 2017, encourages each national bioenergy association in the EU to celebrate the national bioenergy day in their respective countries with the aim of showing the importance of the sector and sharing knowledge with citizens about the various raw materials used to generate bioenergy and the processes to achieve it.

Thus, this year, the campaign has the slogan "From the farm to the forest: sustainable bioenergy to guarantee energy security" and presents examples in each country, from projects in which agrobiomass or biomethane replace fossil gas, to innovative initiatives such as urban heat networks with biomass and carbon capture and storage.

Spain presents as a success story the biogas plant managed by Axpo on the Torre Santamaría family farm, Lleida, which transforms the manure generated by its cows and all its agri-food waste into biomethane for direct injection into the gas network.

Javier Díaz concludes with a message of optimism and confidence for consumers: "biomass will be with us for a long time, guaranteeing us comfort at costs that will soon stabilize again and be as competitive as they have been in the last 15 years."

Source: AVEBIOM

Information about the European Bioenergy Day campaign https://europeanbioenergyday.eu/success-stories-2/

 

The new testo 300 Longlife "NEXT LEVEL" combustion analyzer and the new range of testo 316 leak detectors that optimize the degree of efficiency of facilities and plants quickly and easily. Thanks to improved combustion and the prevention of gas leaks, energy and costs can be saved. An especially important topic now that the prices of raw materials are very high!
Europe's forests are under increasing pressure from rising temperatures, causing more forest fires, pests and diseases that threaten their ability to store carbon dioxide and safeguard biodiversity.

European forests are under increasing pressure from rising temperatures, causing more forest fires, pests and diseases that threaten their ability to store carbon dioxide and safeguard biodiversity.

The letter, addressed to the presidents of the three main EU institutions: the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament calls for "climate-smart forest management" to strengthen the resilience and capacity of European forests to produce wood and generate carbon simultaneously.

And it is that some environmental groups continue to advocate restricting the amount of woody biomass used in the production of electricity, and in the European institutions the three largest political groups in the European Parliament have supported their proposals to exclude the production of electricity from biomass of the EU's renewable energy targets. According to Bioenergy Europe only 12% of the biomass used to produce energy in Europe is used to produce electricity, and not all of it is of woody origin, much of it comes from by-products of the paper, recycling or oil industry, for example.

These environmental groups who say that burning wood drives deforestation, destroys natural habitats and undermines forests that act as carbon sinks in the fight against climate change. Nothing could be further from the truth in European territory: there is no deforestation, the use of forest resources maintains and improves natural habitats and forest management works by improving the capacity of sinks to fix more and more carbon.

In fact, the letter from the more than 550 scientists questions these ecological claims for the European territory, and says that the continuous use and maintenance of forests, and not general protection, is crucial to guarantee that the persistence of forests in Europe . A use of wood and biomass destined for the European market guarantees the persistence of our forests in the long term by reducing the international import of wood and fuels from third countries. Without extracting biomass for power plants, which is usually the fraction of wood with no other commercial use such as branches, crowns, roots or bent trees, sustainable forest management slows down, causing forest growth to stop, increasing the risk of fires, diseases and pests and carbon sinks end up tending to zero.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/biomass/news/scientists-call-for-climate-smart-forestry-in-face-of-global-warming/

The Association of Heat and Cold Network Companies (ADHAC), has just recently published the 2022 Census of Heat and Cold Networks. This census adds 20 new heat networks, reaching a total of 516 heat and cold networks operating in Spain.

The Association of Heat and Cold Network Companies (ADHAC), has just recently published the Census of Heat and Cold Networks of 2022. This census adds 20 new heating networks, reaching a total of 516 heating and cooling networks operating in Spain.

Of the 20 new heat networks, 19 use biomass as an energy source and one uses geothermal energy, in Langreo (Asturias). At a general level, of the total heating and cooling networks that operate in Spain: 71% only use biomass as an energy source and another 7% use biomass and other energy sources as support.

By Autonomous Communities, Catalonia stands out above all the other networks with 14 networks, followed by Castilla y León and the Basque Country with two and Galicia with one. In fact, only in the province of Barcelona have been built this year 11 of the 20 start-ups.

Currently, there are many new networks being planned and built. The sector trusts that the aid published by the Government of Spain and the Autonomous Communities will encourage this heating system, which has great benefits for the decarbonization of energy and the fight against climate change, the reduction of air pollution in cities by replacing thousands of individual heaters and considerably reducing the heating costs of consumers and customers.

ADHAC has collaborated with the promotion of Expobiomasa on a regular basis since 2014, and publishes the Census of Heat and Cold Networks on an annual basis. You can find in the following link the censuses and presentations of the last years.

Source: https://www.adhac.es/asociacion.php?t=census&k=Censo%20de%20redes&i=10