At the 2020 European Biogas Conference, the great potential of biomethane was evidenced, providing renewable energy and helping rural development, in line with the European Green Pact. In statements by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen: "For climate neutrality in 2050 we need a 100% renewable gas supply based on green gases, such as biomethane and hydrogen." 
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.
Undoubtedly, the 15th edition of FITECMA, to be held from July 14 to 17, 2021, at the Costa Salguero Center, in the City of Buenos Aires, will present a completely renewed profile. The inclusion of new thematic areas and the development of special activities will allow working on the concept of including the entire chain of the forest industry. Allocating a specific area to Bioenergy (biomass, technology and materials for the generation of thermal energy) goes in that direction.
Renewable energies continue to bring socio-economic benefits by creating numerous jobs around the world. The sector reached 11,5 million jobs globally in 2019, around 500.000 more than the previous year. These are the figures published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in the seventh edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review.
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.
The first meeting on the Iberian Peninsula exclusively for professionals in the sector related to renewable gas will be held in Valladolid, on September 21, 22 and 23, 2021.
Cost reduction in the installation of the Vap range of pellet boilers. The implemented ECOFOREST control strategies ensure the direct impulse and the programmed temperature against any emission system (radiators, fan coils, underfloor heating), guaranteeing a return temperature 10 ºC lower than the impulsion temperature, without the need to install inertia and anti-condensation valves and regardless of the number of radiators.
The Junta de Extremadura has approved aid for the start-up of three biomass pellet production plants in Moraleja, Caminomorisco and Herrera del Duque. What will be the main characteristics?
In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LUT) have designed and built an autonomous forest machine that they say is now ready for field testing. "We have replaced everything that humans do, and now we will test it," said Magnus Karlberg, professor of machine design. The drivers will be present when these vehicles go autonomously through the forest, but they will do other things. Instead of sitting in the cockpit, they will be at a distance and controlling multiple vehicles via remote controls.
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, through the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), has approved the first calls for aid from the package to finance innovative projects of renewable technologies. More than 181 million euros will be allocated to support initiatives in seven regions of Spain:
Calordom, one of the Energy Services Companies specialized in supplying RENEWABLE HEATING with biomass to neighboring communities, already serves 27.000 families in the country with a growth of 40% in the last five years.
The 2020 Solid Biofuels Map prepared by AVEBIOM, and updated in September 2020, shows the location and data of 83 pellet, 61 chip and 25 olive stone factories inventoried in the last year in Spain. It also collects information from 59 pellet, chip and bone centers in Portugal, and from 32 pellet plants in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.