In general terms, the data provided by www.observatoriobiomasa.es are positive for the sector. Thus, at the close of 2018, 298.399 stoves and boilers powered by biomass were operating in Spain, 53.480 more than the previous year. Equipment sales have increased an 16,2%, but it has been unevenly, more stoves than high power boilers.
17 million euros is planned to invest Nestlé in its factory in Girona, Spain, to build a biomass boiler, use coffee grounds as a biofuel and obtain process steam. Thus, in its production chain it will be supplied with renewable energy and will reduce the consumption of natural gas in the factory by twenty-five percent.
Despite being the most widespread and preferred heating system in northern and central Europe, where there are examples such as Denmark where more than 65% of the population covers their thermal needs through a heating network. In Spain, the penetration rate of the networks is still less than 1%, 9 points below the European average. The trend in Spain stands out in small municipalities in Catalonia, Castilla-León and Navarre are some communities with a greater number of networks and more total installed power recorded.
Currently, the 30% of European electricity is generated from renewable energy sources. However, during the last decade, the contribution of renewable energies to the electricity mix has increased considerably, but it is mainly due to variable renewable sources, such as wind and solar.
The Government Board of the City of Sant Antoni approved the May 10 the contracting of the installation of a biomass boiler to supply the needs of the sports complex Can Coix. The tender for this project has been called for 292.526 euros. This action will involve the installation of a thermal generator (boiler) of forest biomass chips to replace the current gas generator in the municipal pool.
Avebiom joins the European trend of certifying the quality of the installation companies promoting the certification 'Certified Biomass Installer'
The Spanish Association of Biomass Energy Valorization (Avebiom) joins the tendency of most EU countries to guarantee the quality of biomass installation companies and has launched the first seal of (IBC). It is a brand that supports the quality and specialization of companies in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of thermal biomass installations.
The Red of Heat with Biomass of Aranda de Duero will take advantage of the surplus energy of the Michelin factory
The company REBI, promoter of the Red de Calor de Aranda de Duero, has reached an agreement with the Michelin company so that the biomass project can take advantage of the excess heat of the electric cogeneration plant located in the industrial plant of Michelin dedicated to the manufacture of tires. The resulting heat will be conducted through the Heat Network so that it can be used in the heating and hot water systems of the connected dwellings.
Nasuvinsa, the public housing company of the Government of Navarra, has begun to take the first effective steps in its public housing park to replace conventional gas boilers with facilities supplied by forest biomass.
This unique facility, which begins to supply energy to the 6 industries of the La Valldan de Berga polygon (Barcelona), was conceived as a way of valuing the biomass of the region's forests after the effects of Hurricane Klaus on the wood market. of 2009. The boiler room has 2 biomass boilers of 2,3 MW each. These boilers use forest chip to heat synthetic oil to 300 degrees centigrade, which exchanges its energy with two networks, one high temperature (300 degrees and 13 bar) and another hot water (80 degrees and 8 bar).
The City of Granollers has decided to reduce the energy dependence of fossil fuels and replace them progressively with renewable energies, such as solar energy or biomass. Thus, the next exercise will replace the old natural gas boilers with biomass boilers.
Avebiom estimates that in 2020 there will be around 700 heat networks operating or in the construction phase. In order to provide adequate information to technicians and public administration officials, the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha and the Spanish Association for the Biological Energy Valorization (Avebiom) have organized the 2018 National Bioenergy Congress, which The 12 and 13 days of December will be held in Cuenca under the title: 'Installations and networks of heat with biomass for public use'.