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.