In Europe the consumption of pellets has passed from 4 to 14 million tons in the last 10 years. In this same period, the consumption of domestic pellets in Spain has increased from the almost 100.000 annual tons to the 573.000 consumed in 2018. And the forecasts point to will exceed one million of tons in 2022.

Spanish producers guarantee the supply and increase manufacturing together. The productive capacity of Spain far exceeds the 593.000 tons manufactured last year, which were sufficient to supply the national market. The failures in the supply with some distributors little forecasters were covered by others without major problem.

La ENplus certification of the pellet has consolidated as quality reference among consumers worldwide. Currently, 39 Spanish manufacturers have the certificate in force and work daily to maintain the required parameters, while increasing the levels of control and inspection in order to guarantee quality.


Richard Weissend, the president of Heineken in Spain, announced that his La Imora plant in Jaén will use olive pruning as fuel.
From Canal Extremadura they have made a report in which they show us the process of cracking quality slivers to be used as biofuel. Watch video
On Tuesday, 27, in the CEDER-CIEMAT (Lubia, Soria), an informative day and training workshop is held to present the main results of the Biomasud Plus project.
Jorge Morales de Labra in the SEXTA clarifies in this video how much the heating cost has risen this year according to the type of fuel used. The biomass comes out very well stop ... Watch video
The main solid biofuels, obtained from biomass, are pellets, wood chips and olive stones. They are also other biofuels-less abundant-like the husks of nuts; or less homogenous and technified, such as firewood. But all of them, equally important.
The energy generated with wood chips and pellets, olive stone and other biomass allows to stop importing to Spaniards the equivalent of more than 1,2 million tons of oil (about 10 million barrels of oil). In addition, it reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases caused by the use of fossil fuels such as diesel or natural gas.
How much electricity do pellet stoves consume? There are stoves that do not consume electricity and even generate the electricity necessary for small external devices such as mobiles. Within the components of a pellet stove there are usually several electronic elements: fans, ignition system, burner supply or combustion control, which help in a decisive way to make it as efficient as possible. They also make its use easier and more comfortable.
To make a quick personal calculation: how the savings are in the fuel is proportional to the meters of the house. Jesus lives in Valladolid with his wife and two children. It has a house of 100m² well isolated. Each year consumes 16.000 kWh of energy for heating, similar to what they consume in any city in central Spain. Jesus analyzed what costs as a consumer (with taxes) heating and hot water each year with different types of energy.
Biomass heating generates savings of up to 66% compared to diesel. Of the 1.340 euros on average that are spent annually in each home in Castilla y León to meet the general costs of energy, the 47% is destined to produce heat; one 19%, to sanitary hot water; and the rest, to electricity.
Leñas de Olivos from Leñas Legua has been awarded with the Eurobrico 2018 Awards by the retail sector. After evaluating the more than 50 candidatures presented in the Novedades Gateway, the jury of experts composed of representatives of the distribution sector along with the main media of the sector have recognized this product of the company Leñas Legua as one of the four most outstanding products of the tenth edition.
In Spain, 420.000 annual tons are produced, which provide 1.880,6 GWh (162.120 tep). In Spain, which has the largest area of ​​the world dedicated to olive cultivation (more than 2,6 million hectares), 6,2 millions of tons of olives are produced annually, providing 420.000 tons of bone, of which 323.500 tons are sold; the rest is consumed in the own mills and extractors as a source of heat for their processes.
The stability of biomass prices, in clear contrast to the progressive increase in the cost of heating oil, which has risen above 35% in the last two years, has led to a significant increase in the savings that the use of biomass as a heating fuel, which at the moment can be up to 66% compared to diesel costs.