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
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 .
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 expects 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.
The seven million domestic stoves and boilers up to 50 kW in the EU consumed just over 10,8 million tonnes of pellets during 2019, according to an estimate from the latest Statistical Report published by Bioenergy Europe. On average, each EU facility required 1,5 tonnes of pellets during the year.
Naturpellet faces its crucial period of the year driven by the expansion of its manufacturing capacity that has just concluded. After making an investment of 3,5 million euros, it will go from producing 40.000 tons of pellets to 60.000. The icing on the cake to a growth process developed in phases that began in 2018 with the incorporation of a third granulator and the comprehensive renovation of the material drying area of its facilities in Sanchonuño (Segovia).
The energy supply and services company BIOENERGY BARBERO gives heating with biomass to 90.000 people from Salamanca
With a sales volume of 24.000 tons of biomass per year, ESE Salamanca provides sustainable and comfortable heating to 90.000 users. Bioenergy Barbero is committed to digitization in the maintenance of centralized heating and hot water systems powered by biomass, a constant commitment to innovation. The company specializing in the change from coal to biomass boilers in neighboring communities has innovative remote management systems that facilitate remote control of the facilities.
The 2020 Solid Biofuels Map prepared by AVEBIOM, and updated in September 2020, shows the location and data of 83 pellet, 61 chip and 25 olive stone factories inventoried in the last year in Spain. It also collects information from 59 pellet, chip and bone centers in Portugal, and from 32 pellet plants in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.
Germany's pellet production in the first half of 2020 exceeds 1,5 million tonnes for the first time and the sale of pellet boilers grows by 150%.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Germany produced more than 1,5 million tons of wood pellets in the first half of 2020, representing an increase of 13%, 173.000 tons than the first half of 2019. With in order to meet the increase in domestic demand driven by new pellet boiler installations.
The kW could cost 80% less, the agricultural machinery could reduce its emissions by 90% and the vineyard branches provide heating and hot water in a sustainable, more economical and renewable way to 60.000 homes throughout Castilla y León. These are some data that COAG manages in its sessions that promote Against Climate Change.
In Catalonia, the use of pellets and other biofuels has increased significantly. This has made it possible to valorise products extracted from forest cleaning.
From the Spanish Biomass Association (AVEBIOM) and the Spanish Association of Wood Pellet Production Companies (APROPELLETS) we want to convey to society that bioenergy professionals will continue to work to guarantee the supply of clean and renewable energy to all users. .