Savings and energy efficiency
Promoters, planners, architects and decorators, builders, rehabilitation companies, farm managers and large energy consumers have the opportunity to integrate biomass in the building and rehabilitation market, taking advantage of:
- The advantages of savings, financing and maintenance what it means for users and professionals contracting with Energy Service Companies (ESEs).
- Current legislation, which includes biomass installations as a measure of rehabilitation and energy efficiency in homes.
- Biomass for DHW and heating is one of the most attractive solutions to substantially improve the Energy Efficiency Rating, with shorter return periods than any of the passive measures in isolation, windows, etc.
In residential construction, the thermal demand for DHW and heating is close to 66% of the total energy consumed under normal living and use conditions. The buildings that obtain the energy of fossil fuels, obtain a low qualification when penalizing the high emissions of CO2. Renewable energies, such as biomass, do not compute or emit CO2 nor consumption of non-renewable primary energy, so buildings with a bad rating can see it greatly improved if they install a new biomass boiler.
The four bioethanol factories in Spain produced almost forty percent more of this biofuel in 2018 compared to 2017, according to data provided by the National Commission of Markets and Competition. The production went from 379 million liters in 2017 to 522 in 2018, which is about ninety percent of installed capacity.
Portugal advances the closure to 2022 of the Pego coal thermal power station, and analyzes its transfer to biomass.
In the thermal power station do Pego, of 628 MW, before the imminent closing foreseen in 2022 and to extend the life of the power station, they are analyzing the alternative of replacing the coal with forest biomass, but it will depend on the conditions that the Government grants for it .
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.
The HAM Group has put into service its third HAMikro refueling station in Lleida, which allows the refueling of biomethane derived from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The facility, owned by FCC Aqualia, consists of a fuel compression system that uses a low flow compressor, a device that allows the storage of biomethane in high pressure bottles (CNG) and a vehicle pump dispenser.
ENDESA, REPSOL and NATURGY are the most polluting companies in emissions that affect climate change.
Last Monday 22 of April, World Earth Day, the Observatory of Sustainability published an executive summary about the most polluting companies in the country with the reason to remember that if we do not decarbonise all sectors of our economy in the coming decades, it is Temperatures are likely to rise above the 2 degrees, with devastating consequences.
The 'Day of the Bioenergy in Spain' returns to celebrate this year the 3 of December, date that coincides with the beginning of the period from which the biomass can satisfy all the energy demand of the country until the end of the year. Therefore, Spain maintains 28 days of energy self-sufficiency only with biomass, similar to the previous year, so it falls to the 25 position of the European ranking, now also behind Greece and Belgium, according to statistics from Bioenergy Europe.
He did it in 2016, which is where the data come from the new statistical report prepared by the European employers' association of the sector: Bioenergy Europe, formerly Aebiom. The rest of the conclusions are repeated with respect to other years: bioenergy as a whole is the main source of renewable energy in the European Union, dominates the thermal generation, imports only four percent of biofuels, Germany leads the production of primary energy and Spain remains in eighth place.
Javier Díaz, president of the Spanish Association of Energy Valorization of Biomass. It is really easy to talk about the circular economy in relation to biomass, and I do not think there are many energy technologies that meet the postulates of the circular economy, as biomass does from the mountains or fields, or with the valorization of some by-products of the agri-food industry or others such as forestry, which are used to produce both electric and thermal energy, perfectly comply with these, since after
Avebiom awards the award 'Fosters the 2018 Bioenergy' to the Ceder-Ciemat de Soria. The jury highlighted the activity carried out by the center in the field of "research and development of biomass for energy use; a field in which 32 has been carrying out research projects for years to serve the Spanish industry ".
By converting forecasts for Europe's energy consumption into calendar format, Bioenergy Europe calculates that Europe is based on fossil and nuclear energy for 293 days in the 2018 year (from the 1 in January to the 20 in October). Renewable Energies: 72 days (from 20 from October to 19 November). And the # Bioenergy contributes with the impressive figure of 43 days: from the 19 of November to the 31 of December. Two additional days of clean energy compared to 2017.
The contribution of Europe's first renewable energy source is surprising. Half a million Europeans work in the bioenergy sector, equivalent to the employment figures in the pharmaceutical industry. Since the 2000 year, bioenergy has created thousands of jobs and economic opportunities: one in two Europeans working in renewable energy is employed in the sector.