Optimizing processes

Industry, neighborhood communities and District Heating in Spain opt for biomass in search of economic savings and cost control. The latest data indicates that there are more than 11.000 equipment between 50 and 1.000 kW y more than 1.000 that exceed 1 MW thermal power.

More than a thousand computers are installed annually in Spain and boilers for industrial and commercial use capable of generating hot water, thermal oil and steam, as well as hot and cold air generators, dryers, ovens, air conditioners or industrial cold generators that can use biomass as fuel.

Many companies manage their own by-products and value them energetically in ceramics, cement, paper, wood, tobacco, coffee, dried fruit, all kinds of farms and other agricultural products, greenhouses and in the canning industry, among others.


The Metropolitan Seminary of Oviedo, another emblematic building with high demand for heating, has carried out the installation of a latest generation polyfuel biomass boiler designed as standard for a maximum pressure of 5 bars and for biomass fuels with a moisture content 40% maximum.
The wood components factory located in Torelló, Spain, has taken an important step towards carbon neutrality thanks to a new biomass plant. From now on, Quadpack Wood will use its own wood waste to generate power for its dryers and heating and air conditioning systems, thus eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
Göteborg Energi, a public company that supplies electricity and district heating to the city of Gothenburg in Sweden, converted its 110 MW boiler room from natural gas to pulverized wood by changing only the burners. In this way they managed to minimize the use of fossil fuels (whose carbon tax in Sweden is € 120 per ton of CO2 emitted) by reusing the boilers.
Heizomat partners with Siemens to equip its boilers with a new touch system to be able to regulate its wood boilers with it. This new system allows new possibilities for the management and control of different boiler setting parameters, while guaranteeing high reliability. More info:
2 Herz boilers for a total of 2.000 kW, supplied by Termosun, will replace four diesel and gas boilers at the Ferrol Naval Hospital. They will use wood pellets as fuel, significantly reducing thermal production costs and emissions.
Termosun has supplied a 4MW Austrian Binder boiler that will allow it to gain energy efficiency and expand the supply network by 20% in the urban center of Sant Pere de Torelló in the province of Barcelona. The commissioning has been carried out by the Suris company.
Most biomass boiler manufacturers in Europe have worked well in advance to put on the market a catalog of high-quality equipment that meets ecodesign requirements.
KRONOSPAN is a company founded in 1897 in Lungötz (Austria). Currently, it occupies a privileged position in the board and its derivatives market. In 2002, it created its subsidiary in Spain, KRONOSPAN SPAIN, with the aim of marketing its products in our country. At the end of 2012, it acquired the assets of the INTERBON GROUP and generated the subsidiaries: KRONOSPAN, SL, KRONOSPAN MDF, SL and KRONOSPAN CHEMICALS, SL
Renewable electricity is produced from forest biomass and wood in one of the largest cogeneration plants in Switzerland, in Sisseln. Since the end of 2018, it supplies electricity to 17.500 homes and heating to many more customers thanks to District Heating. To receive, process, store and feed the wood chips, the company participating in Expobiomasa, Vecoplan, supplied all the machinery and carried out the installation and commissioning, in an extremely tight time frame.
Since 2013, the Castilla y León Regional Government has been carrying out an important program of energy saving and efficiency actions promoted through the Castilla y León Public Society for Infrastructure and Environment (SOMACYL). Within the scope of this program, SOMACYL has carried out 30 actions to replace fossil fuels with biomass, through the installation of individual boilers and centralized heating networks that use wood pellets and wood chips as fuel.
In Catalonia, the use of pellets and other biofuels has increased significantly. This has made it possible to valorise products extracted from forest cleaning.