La technification of forestry work is key to be efficient in the biomass energy sector, a relatively new sector that grows steadily. The demand for wood in Europe will grow in the next decades by 40%, and Spain has a long way to go.
The consumption of biomass to generate heat in an automated way has multiplied by 5 in the last 10 years. Only the manufacture of pellets in Spain already requires more than three million cubic meters of pine wood in Spain.
After the commissioning of 200MWe in recent years, the use of biomass for electricity generation is expected to make a significant jump with the commissioning of another 380MW in the coming years. The government plans foresee multiply by three the current installed power, something that would be key to profitable forest exploitation.