Savings and energy efficiency

In Spain bioenergy mobilizes almost 4.000 million euros between electricity, thermal generation and biofuels for transport. And it is, without a doubt, the renewable energy source that best meets the postulates of the bioeconomy, involving thousands of professionals from different sectors.

Service, financial, communication companies, investment groups, public companies, administrations, professional and business associations promote and participate in many projects in order to implement solutions for both consumers and professionals.

A key sector for job posting, which take advantage of own resources and proximity reducing energy dependence and the import of oil and gas. The pellet industries cannot be relocated and they are all in small municipalities that fill them with life.


ECOFRICALIA will be in charge of installing the first pellet plant in Cuba. The installation is part of the development aid project “Energy valorization of residual woody biomass in agri-food and bionatural products industries.”
The Spanish Biomass Association, AVEBIOM, is the only association that since 2004 brings together the main economic actors in the bioenergy sector throughout the entire value chain, and whose objective is to promote the development of this business sector in Spain and contribute to increasing the consumption of biomass for energy purposes in a sustainable way.
The energy that an industry needed for its production processes or a neighborhood community or a hotel to heat its residents in 2022 was 4,6 times more expensive if it was obtained with gas than if wood chips were used.
On April 20, a webinar organized by INSELTRADE and AVEBIOM was held with simple and direct presentations of the latest technologies that are being implemented in biomass plants for electrical production and industrial heat by some leading Finnish companies. The program of the Technical Trip that will take place from June 12 to 16 together with Business Finland, Miksei, Inseltrade and Avebiom was also presented.
34,6 million euros have been awarded to a total of 23 projects for heating and cold networks with renewable energy, which will be launched in six autonomous communities: Aragón (1), Castilla-La Mancha (6), Castilla y León (8), Catalonia (6), Galicia (1) and Principality of Asturias (1). The Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving, a body under the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, published on April 4 the provisional resolution of the call for this line of aid.
The “Electronic Combustion Control-ECC” for wood stoves, presented by JOTUL GROUP, has been chosen by the jury as the winner in the TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION category. In the INNOVATIVE PRACTICE category, the public vote and the jury have awarded the “MHE+Bosque” initiative, presented by MONTE HOLIDAY ECOTOURISM.
In June a trip to Finland will be organized to learn about the solutions and supplier companies, for example, for renewable energies. Participants will be able to visit supplier factories and renewable energy plants. During the trip the participants will visit the city of Mikkeli, its surroundings and Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. The dates will be from September 18 to 22 (new dates). 
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 thermal demand of the production processes of GARCÍA-CARRÍÓN at its Don Simón plant in Huelva.
The call will remain open until March 31, 2023 and the prizes will be awarded at the EXPOBIOMASA fair, on May 9, 2023.
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 award ceremony will take place on May 9, 2023 in Valladolid, after the opening of the Expobiomasa fair.
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.
On November 29, the "Bioenergy Day 2022" was celebrated in Spain, four days earlier than last year.