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Europe Fuels Steady Biomass Build-out
February 2, 2011
Highlights of this Market Brief include:
- IHS EER estimates that non-hydro
renewable additions will reach 215 GW in the European Union (EU) between
2010 and 2020, and biomass capacity will emerge as the third-largest
source behind wind and solar.
- The established German market will
lead Europe in biomass additions, accompanied by countries that are
newly implementing favorable policies and are expected to enjoy steady
- More than half of future biomass
installations will be greenfield biomass plants fueled by forestry
- Biomass has limited prospects for cost
reductions, and the availability of fuel supply will be the main driver.
Biopower, which uses biomass for
electricity generation, is a niche market but one that is expected to grow
rapidly in Europe as utilities turn to the technology as a source of
reliable and cost-competitive renewable power, according to a
market study from IHS Emerging Energy Research.
IHS Emerging Energy Research
therefore forecasts that biopower capacity will grow by 30 gigawatts (GW)
to 56 GW between 2012 and 2035, representing six percent of the additional
renewable capacity in the European Union.
Although wind and solar power will
continue to dominate the European renewables market, biopower is an
attractive option for utilities looking to cope with intermittent supplies
from wind and to maintain their existing coal-fired power stations,
according to the study "Europe Biopower Markets and Strategies 2012 -
However, the study notes that the
industry faces a number of challenges - including a continuing need for
subsidies - that could hamper its expansion despite the EU's drive towards
more renewable energy.
"The challenges in sourcing high-quality
and sufficient biomass feedstock as well as the uncertain financial
support for biopower generation constrain the development of biopower
capacity in the EU," said Marianne Boust, Associate Director at IHS
Emerging Energy Research who led the study.
The EU's scarcity of domestic wood
resources means it will increasingly rely on imported biomass feedstock.
In addition, biopower currently is not competitive with wholesale power
prices and relies on government support and so market growth is influenced
by financial incentives.
The EU is the world's second largest
biopower market with 30 GW of new additions by 2035, behind Asia
Pacific (46GW) but surpassing Latin America (29 GW).
Growth in the EU will be led in the short
term by the construction of new dedicated biomass plants. In the
longer-term, growth will come from the conversion of coal to biomass
plants driven by environmental regulations and higher carbon prices.
For additional information:
IHS Emerging Energy Research
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BIOMASS IS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE OF
IT CAN REPLACE SOLID, LIQUID OR GASEOUS
FOSSIL FUELS AND THEREFORE, REPRESENTS A MODERN OPTION FOR MEETING THE
ENERGY DEMANDS OF OUR HOMES, BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES.
IT CAN EVEN BE USED TO GENERATE
IT CURRENTLY MAKES THE GREATEST
CONTRIBUTION OF ALL RENEWABLES TO SPAIN'S ENERGY BALANCE.
|Spain is a
world leader in the technological and industrial development of renewable
Its leadership position has led a large
number of foreign companies from the renewable energy sector to set up
shop in the country. INVEST IN SPAIN supports these companies with it
INVEST IN SPAIN has joined the
“Renewables Made in Spain” project being promoted by the Ministry of
Industry through the Institute for Energy Diversification and Savings
(IDEA), which has one clear objective:
- to publicize around the world the
strong presence of renewable energies in Spain,
- the high degree of development
achieved by these technologies, and
- the leadership of Spanish companies
and organizations, which has made this possible.
More information at
Biomass in Spain.
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and innovative infrastructures, an integrated healthcare system and strong
government support, make the Spanish Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
sector one of the most dynamic and competitive emerging industries on an
Plataforma Tecnológica Forestal Española
se constituyó en marzo de 2005, a partir de la
Plataforma Tecnológica Forestal Europea
puesta en marcha por tres confederaciones europeas: la
Confederación Europea de Propietarios
Forestales (CEPF), la
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||Madrid | EREC (European Renewable Energies Council) appears to be a
good source to establish a linked view about the collaboration in EU and
what kind of organizations we're going to face in Spain in the field of
sustainable energies, bioenergy, biofuels.
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El Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC)
té per missió contribuir a la modernització i a la competitivitat del
sector forestal, al desenvolupament rural i la gestió sostenible del medi
natural, per mitjà de la recerca, la formació i la transferència de
tecnologia i coneixement a la societat.
Our focus will be on biomass and bioenergy (CHP) but let's have a look at
what happened in Brazil from 1975 to present.
importance of sugarcane supply towards the sustained development of
ethanol fuel industry in Brazil is well known. The success story started
1975 after the first energy crisis.
seemed to be working as expected: by the mid-1980s, most of the cars in
Brazil were working only with alcohol.
Brazil had become a net importer of ethanol. There are several factors
that have intervened in creating this situation, aside from a reduced
corn-based ethanol exports have increased to the South American country.
It is expected
by market analysts that the United States will overcome Brazil as the
world’s largest ethanol exporter, since also European Union countries are
relying on U.S. ethanol due to shortages in Brazil. (Bevill, 2011)
any case, improving current technologies regarding lignocellulosic
ethanol development would be quite helpful to achieve the desired
milestones to make sure biofuels influence both the national and global
renewable energy consumption goals."
Cuellar is a graduate of Cambridge University and describes herself as
a freelance bioenergy professional. She hopes to share her ideas
and opinions through her new blog The Quest for Sustainable Bioenergy.
Blog will provide you with more details.
Espanjassa ja bioenergian tuotantoesimerkit Andalusiassa
industry faces several challenges. Even though over 90 percent of all
gasoline sold in the U. S. is blended with ethanol, public perception
keeps its reluctant perspective towards ethanol and the contentious food
vs. fuel dilemma that is not really quite clear, but it keeps shadowing
the ethanol choice.
"Spain's own liquid gold
has more than just gastronomic value. Energy professionals point out that
the olvie crop generates biomass with a fuel value of 1.3 million tonnes
of crude oil per year as a by-product."
Spanish Bioenergy Association / Asociación
Española de Valorización Energética de la Biomasa (AVEBIOM).
“We find clients for our partners”.
We promote: business networks between
partners and potential clients, commercial missions related to exports,
cooperation and financing of R&D projects, defense of our partner´s
interests in Spain and in the EU and we represent the ENPlus pellet
certification in Spain.
Special discounts in Expobioenergía, in
International Bioenergy Congress or if you advertise in the magazine
Bioenergy Internacional Spain and Latin American Edition. We encourage you
to become a member!
The energy industry is particularly adept at
taking raw material and turning it into products. Whether producing heat,
power, or fuel, the model has proven exceptionally efficient at moving
highly concentrated and homogenous resources over long distances through
intricate supply chains.
AVEBIOM, the Spanish Biomass
Association, holds the Vice presidency of AEBIOM, the European Biomass
Association and is the organizer of the 6th International Bioenergy
Congress and Co-organizer of the bioenergy trade show Expobioenergía.
AVEBIOM has 183 company members, 2.750
million euros incomes per year that produce more than 6.500 direct jobs.
Toledossa on "Red Lion Bio-Energy and The
University of Toledo", jossa tutkitaan biopolttoaineiden ja bioenergian
käyttöä. Madridin yliopistossa opiskeleva henkilö ohjeistaa ja opastaa
Red Lion owns the
The University is working
on value added technologies which they may have ownership and/or IP
Red Lion pays rent for the
land it occupies on campus
UT pays for the syn gas it
uses from Red Lion at a competitive rate to fossil based fuels.
Red Lion is responsible
for all utilities and permits
Both parties agree to work
together on mutually beneficial grant opportunities and technical
The University of Toledo provides access to faculty and
various research tools to support commercialization
As of July 26, 2011, Red Lion Bio-Energy
LLC was acquired by Pacific Renewable Fuels and Chemicals. Red Lion
Bio-Energy LLC develops and supplies renewable energy solutions.
The company produces
fuel generated electricity; liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels; heat;
pharmaceuticals; and chemicals. It caters to forest, agriculture, and
industrial waste sectors.
The company has strategic alliances with
University of Toledo, Renewable Energy Institute International, and U.S.
Department of Energy. Red Lion Bio-Energy is based in Maumee, Ohio.
the 7th edition of the international fair
specializing in bioenergy, is one of the most important events
at international level and it will be held in Valladolid
from 23rdto 25th October 2012.
The success of latest editions has made
Expobioenergía an unique meeting place in the bioenergy
industry and a point of reference at international level.
the fair which represents the entire bioenergy value chain.
Floor space: 18.000 m2
Countries represented: 24
Professional visitors: 13.596
More information in:
We learn about
Dentro de España,
Andalucía es la comunidad autónoma con un mayor consumo de biomasa; siendo
el ámbito doméstico es sector más importante y destacando el uso de la
biomasa para la generación de energía térmica sobre la eléctrica.
La biomasa tiene carácter de energía
renovable ya que su contenido energético procede en última instancia de la
energía solar fijada por los vegetales en el proceso fotosintético.
Esta energía se libera al romper los
enlaces de los compuestos orgánicos en el proceso de combustión, dando
como productos finales dióxido de carbono y agua.
Por este motivo, los productos
procedentes de la biomasa que se utilizan para fines energéticos se
denominan biocombustibles, pudiendo ser, según su estado físico,
biocombustibles sólidos, en referencia a los que son utilizados
básicamente para fines
térmicos y eléctricos, y líquidos como sinónimo de los biocarburantes para
|We decided to have Madrid as
a basecamp and not to travel to Barcelona. We're able to reach valuable
and additional information resources from the Capital.
Según las previsiones de la Comisión
Europea, expresadas en el Libro Blanco de las Energías Renovables, el
aporte de energía debido a la biomasa (incluyendo los RSU), estimado en
44,8 Mtep en 1995, debería pasar a ser de 135 Mtep en el año 2010. Según
estos datos, la biomasa debería triplicar su contribución actual para
lograr el objetivo propuesto.
En la actualidad, la biomasa alcanza el
45% de la producción con energías renovables en España, lo que equivale al
2,9% respecto del total de consumo de energía primaria, incluidas las
Tanto en aplicaciones eléctricas como
térmicas los recursos más utilizados son los residuos procedentes de
industrias forestales y agrícolas.
El mayor consumo se da en Andalucía,
Galicia y Castilla y León, debido principalmente a la presencia en ellas
de empresas que consumen grandes cantidades de biomasa, a la existencia de
un sector forestal desarrollado y la diseminación de la población que
facilita el uso de la biomasa doméstica.
||Activation of markets with
medium and large size solar thermal installations in industrial sector,
reducing heat provided by fossil fuels or electricity.
Bioenergy at the University of Toledo.
Bio-Fuel for Business: Red Lion
Bio-Energy and The University of Toledo
||Toledo | We get
information about CTB, located in the Region of Navarr. Take a closer look
at Groupo Cenec. http://www.cenec.es/ .
Biomass Processing Centre - CTB The CTB
is a research and development centre able to process biomass of different
origins for solid biofuels production.
In this centre, the behavior of raw materials during the production
processes are studied and characterization of the end product obtained is
Combining densification and torrefaction processes, solid biofuels that
are superior in quality to conventional pellets are produced.
|The National Renewable
Energy Centre (CENER) is a state-of-the-art technological centre dedicated
to the research, development and promotion of renewable energies within
Spain and beyond. CENER offers a wide range of services and applied
research, adapted to the needs of the business community, public bodies
It specializes in research and its direct applications, Research and
Development and Innovation (R&D&I), with the aim of providing a high added
value to its
CENER operates in six areas: Wind power, photovoltaic and solar thermal
energy, biomass, bioclimatic architecture and renewable energies grid
integration. CENER can provide laboratories and facilities which are
equipped with the most innovative systems making it a centre of reference
for all Europe.
Map | Escan provides high level consultancy services to private and
public companies focused on the development and implementation of
Their technical expertise is primarily
focused on energy efficiency, energy savings and renewable energies.
The potential of energy crops for their
use as a renewable resource is very high in Spain.
ESCAN participates in initiatives to
promote the use of this kind of biomass, increasing its acceptance.
For further information contact with
Address: Avda. Ferrol 14, 28029 Madrid (Spain)
Tl: +34 913 232 643
Fx: +34 913 234 203
Company profile: Independent
Started: in 1986
Shareholders: 100% private
General Manager: M. Sc. Francisco Puente
Projects Dir. : PhD. M.Sc. Francisco P. Salve
Secretary: Mr. Nieves Sánchez
Escan,s.l. is a Spanish SME specializing
in energy advice. Established in Madrid in 1986, it focuses its activities
at both national and international level and it is independent from
industrial groups and equipment suppliers.
It is registered as Consultancy Firm with
the following institutions-; Spanish Public Administration, European
Commission, United Nations, World Bank, Inter American Bank of Development
and Central American for the Economical Integration.
Escan,s.l. has developed technical advice and methodologies required by
public institutions and the private companies, to help them achieve their
aims of energetic and environmental advancement.
Escan,s.l. promotes the use of new technologies and takes an active role
in technological development and innovation studies, along with the
promotion of new systems in the market.
manages the first interactive platform in Spain aimed at helping building
owners and users to choose the most suitable renewable energy for heating,
hot sanitary water or electricity production.
Solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass,
geothermal o small-wind can be a good solution for a big number of homes
and buildings of flats, as well as for the public and services sector.
Also, the site offers installers and
energy services companies the opportunity to be promoted and reach new
customers. More information in
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CENER - CIEMAT Foundation
Ciudad de la Innovación, nº 7 · 31621 Sarriguren (Navarra) · Spain · T +
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Biomass Energy Department
CENER Biomass Department performs applied research activities in
the field of biomass energy, providing services and technical advice to
all the agents of the sector: associations, public administrations, users,
producers, financial institutions, etc.
Its aim is to
contribute to the improvement of the technical-economic conditions of
use of this type of energy.
The Biomass Department:
Participates in CTN:
AEN/CTN-51 “Petroleum products” SC 3 “Fuels”, AEN-CNT-164 “Solid biofuels”
and AEN/CTN-303 “Criteria for the sustainable production of biomass”.
It forms part of
expert groups in bioenergy and energy crops of the IES-JRC (Institute for
Environment Sustainability of the Joint Research Centre, Ispra).
||Torrefaction and Pellets |
International Pellet Trade and Demand Growth up to 2020
Andreas Teir, Pöyry Management Consultinf, Finland
Biomass Torrefaction: Product and Process Development at CENER | F.J.
Lemus, J. Gil and I. Echeverria, CENER-National Renewable Energy Centre,
Sarriguren (Navarre), Spain
Projects of Bioenergy Development Centre
Bioenergy Development Centre works in cooperation with
companies and other research and development organizations to implement
development and counseling projects in the field of bioenergy. The experts
of the Centre have extensive experience in the implementation and
administration of both international and national projects.
At the moment, there are several development projects
that the Centre is implementing together with its copartners (links to the
JAMK project database):
BIOCLUS: A project focused on
the sustainable use of biomass resources and aimed at boosting the
regional competitiveness and growth in selected European regions: Central
Finland, Navarre (Spain), Western Macedonia (Greece), Slovakia and
||While numerous reports suggest
that there is more than enough biomass available globally to meet
substantial demand from biopower and biofuels production, the costs
associated with harvesting, aggregating, transporting, and processing many
of these feedstocks have proven to be mostly prohibitive.
And this assumes sufficient acreage has been planted to
support such efforts.
Even where feedstock tonnage is available, supply chains
have proven far too immature to attract the scale of investment needed to
keep pace with ambitious production mandates.
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congress Connecta at
Valladolid, 23 - 24 October 2012
“We aim to help sectors of big energy consumers to find creative and
solutions, and fully focused on their needs.”
Javier Díaz González,
President of AVEBIOM
The 7th International Bioenergy Congress
becomes conecta bioENERGIA, a meeting place where professionals of
bioenergy and BIG ENERGY CONSUMERS, of thermal and power, will connect to
find solutions for SAVING and more.
Big energy consumers invited to the 1st conecta bioENERGIA are
- FOOD INDUSTRY
- BLOCKS OF FLATS
Bioenergy connects is organized into 2
spaces: PRESENTATIONS and DISCUSSION (presentation of energy requirements
for each consumer sector, case studies, business models and technology
solutions for saving) and BILATERAL MEETINGS scheduled between companies.
Energy solutions for large consumers of power and
thermal energy in these 4 sectors and experiences and case studies with
Papers can be in long (18 minutes) or short format (5
minutes) depending on the Evaluation Committee. Latest technological
innovations in bioenergy use for large energy consumers.
These technological innovations will be presented in the
space "3 minutes, 3 images":
- Secured biofuel supply and price stability
- Energy recovery of by-products and residues.
- Favourable funding and outsourcing conditions
- Better energy efficiency
- Co-generation or trigeneration
- Eco-friendly image
Headquarters of the Andalusian Energy Agency. Seville,
- Location: Seville, Spain.
- Architects: Cesar Ruiz-Larrea, Antonio
Gómez Gutierrez, Eduardo Prieto González
Date Completed: 2012
- Client: Andalusian Energy Agency
- Project Management: RLA, Ruiz-Larrea &
Asociados, SAMA S.C. Jaime López de Asiain (coordinator)
- Construction Manager: Gonzálo Cátedra
- Site Manager: UTE GEA 21 - INABENSA,
Ernesto M. Fernández Sánchez
- Strcutural Engineering: NB 35
- Instalations: ASTER
The building is located in the Science
and Technology Park Cartuja 93, which emerged after the 1992 World
Exhibition in Seville.
The design aims to join the languages of
architecture and energy without formal preconceptions from the beginning.
Therefore, it firstly approaches the
study of the place: its climate (temperature and direction of winds, solar
path...); the pre-existing architectural context (formal and technological
reinterpretation of traditional Andalusia's architecture inspired by the
richness of its interior spaces and recovering traditional passive
solutions supplemented with an innovative environmental design); and the
regulations (design according to urban conditions and regulations of the
|Across mainland Spain's southernmost region
– the world's most important
olive producing area – olive groves cover more than 1.4 million
hectares. The vast majority of these groves produce olives for oil.
Yet Spain's own liquid gold has more than just gastronomic
value. Energy professionals point out that the olive crop generates
biomass with a fuel value of 1.3 million tonnes of crude oil per year as a
by-product. It is an eye-catching figure in a country that imports about
99.5% of its oil and natural gas.
The energy-rich olive stones left once the pulp has been
extracted have also been used to power boilers. However over the last 15
years there has been a move towards a much more comprehensive use of olive
residue as a bioenergy source. In 1995 the first plant powered by olive
residue opened in the province of Cordoba, in central Andalucia.
Now there are 15 power stations in Andalucia using olive
biomass, generating 164 MW bioenergy per year, according to Maria José
Colinet, Director of Renewable Resources and Energy Infrastructures at the
Andaluza de la Energía (Andalucian Energy Agency).
And a further three are due to come online this year
with a combined power of 21 MW, Colinet says. And despite the recession,
which has struck Spain hard, she says that there are still a “large amount
of investment proposals coming through”.
Yet inside Spain there is a widespread sense that the
bioenergy sector has failed to develop as expected.
Heikki Willstedt, Energy and Climate Change Expert at
the Spanish office of WWF,
points out that Spain's 2001 Renewable Energy Plan anticipated that the
country would be generating 3 GW per year by 2011.
Even though the target was considered outlandishly
optimistic at the time, the 638 MW bioenergy Spain generates annually from
biomass still falls far short of even realistic expectations.
As it stands there is a sense in Spain that the future
of one of the olive bioenergy industry is at a crossroads.
The reason lies in the complex nature of the biomass
itself and the logistics behind its collection, which has led to unequal
development across the sector. Willstedt explains, “Quite simply people in
this area were not aware how much it was going to cost to collect the
biomass and transport it to the plants.”
Getting to the ‘low hanging fruit’
According to Marie Jose Colinet every hectare of olive
grove generates three tonnes of olives as well as around three tonnes of
pruned wood annually. In addition to this it generates two tonnes of what
the Spanish term orujillo – the energy-rich substance created after all
oil has been mechanically and chemically extracted from olive pulp.
In Spain, biomass is obtained from a wide variety of plentiful sources
(forest waste, olive stones, nutshells, etc.), which guarantees an
uninterrupted and abundant supply anywhere in the country.
The benefits of using biomass for both
thermal applications (heating, domestic hot water or industrial processes)
and for generating electricity are indisputable.
As well as replacing any fossil fuels,
biomass provides the same advantages as conventional fuels in terms of
comfort, simplicity and quality, and leads to economic savings due to its
Spain is particularly known for using
biomass from forest waste, especially woody biomass, for heating.
It is European leader in so-called
“mountain forests”, the principal use of which is to produce wood for
Spain has experienced recent but rapid
growth in the use of biomass for heating applications, which has given
rise to a new economic activity involving the manufacture of densified
fuels (primarily pellets).
Numerous industrialists from a variety of
sectors are making investments, enabling pellets production capacity to
multiply approximately ten-fold in recent years from 60,000 t/year in 2004
to close to 600,000 t/year in 2009.
Meanwhile, in relation to biomass heat
applications, a number of equipment suppliers exist, especially in the low
to medium power range, that sell notable amounts of technology and
capacity, chiefly through exports to the American continent.
Energy service companies are critical to
the growth of biomass for heat applications because they make certain
installations are correctly designed and serviced, and guarantee biomass
is supplied to users and at a competitive price compared to other options.
Many types of biomass
In Spain, sub-products from the pulp and
paper industry, a variety of timber transformation industries, and the
olive oil industry, as well as biomass from energy crops or agricultural
waste (straw, olive prunings) or from our hillsides, are all used to
In all, biomass electricity generation
plants total over 400 MW of installed capacity.
The remunerative framework that could
spark significant growth in the use of biomass for electricity generation
is recent (Royal Decree 661/2007) and was enacted practically as the
recession hit. Nonetheless, such projects should give rise to new capacity
coming on line in forthcoming years.
On the other hand, several Spanish
companies have been working hard to develop small-scale gasification
technology, which has led to the first commercial applications.
The benefits offered by biomass, in terms
of a high volume of supply, excellent energy performance, ease of use in
co-generation, and relatively low outlays (therefore making it accessible
to many investors), means its future looks promising.
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||Madrid - Helsinki - Tapiola
The development of wind energy in Spain is regarded as a model due
to many different circumstances; one of them is the fact that the
installed capacity at the beginning of 2011 of 20,676 MW is only exceeded
by three countries: China, United States and Germany, of much
larger population and area.
New 1,515.95 MW were installed in 2010, which were the
highest increase across the European Union. This development has been
steady and regular over the last twelve years thanks to the firm
commitment made during the last two decades both by the Government and by
a large business sector.
The fact that wind power covered 16.6 percent of
the electricity demand in 2010 becomes very important to our country as it
is practically an “electrical island” with a very low interconnection
The effort made by the industry, along with the System
Operator to integrate into the grid overcoming some sensitive
issues such as the adaptation of the turbines to voltage dips, and
achieving that high level of penetration has no comparison in the world
and has become a reference.
Energy Association (AEE)
Alfonso Beltrán García Echaniz,
for Diversification and Saving of Energy)
- Royal Decree 661/2007
which significantly improves the tariff for electricity generated using
the different types of biomass.
- Since 2006, the Spanish
Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) has been working
to modify the legislation governing heating installations in buildings
and the energy certification of homes by introducing the necessary
stipulations to ensure biomass plants in buildings are correctly
installed, assessed and registered with the relevant bodies. This work
has given rise, inter alia, to the inclusion of biomass plants in the
Regulation on Thermal Installations in Buildings (RITE), the preparation
of technical documentation on installing biomass plants, and the
inclusion of biomass plants in home energy certification programmes.
- The IDAE
Biomcasa programme in 2009, the objective of which is to ensure
biomass provides building users with a quality supply of hot water and
- In 2009, the Ministry
of the Environment and Rural and Marine Reserves (MARM) finalised
the “Spanish Strategy for Promoting the Use of Forest Waste Biomass for
Energy” under the guidance of the National Forest Committee.
Tapiola Helsinki Kajaani Sotkamo
||Tapiola - Helsinki - Kajaani
Biomass can play a key role in helping the UK meet the energy challenges
of the future, according to a report published Deloitte, the international
The Deloitte analysis holds that
biomass is a cost-competitive source of renewable energy, it could aid in
the conversion of traditional, coal- fired power stations.
At present the United Kingdom is
committed to getting 15 percent of its energy from renewables by 2020, but
according to Deloitte, burning woodchip or pellets could play a
significant role in meeting climate targets and improving UK energy
security, allowing the biomass sector to comfortably meet or exceed the 21
per cent of electricity share it is expected to provide by 2030 under the
UK government's Bioenergy Strategy.
|We're looking forward to the
next step. It looks like France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and
Denmark are high on the list.
Andritz CHP to Sweden.
The international technology company
ANDRITZ will supply a circulating
fluidized bed boiler for a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at
Vaertaverket in Stockholm, Sweden. The plant will commence operations in
the third quarter of 2015 and the order includes a PowerFluid fluidized
bed boiler giving a heat output of 330MW as well as a flue gas cleaning
plant and electrical and control systems.
Demand district heating systems is
increasing in Sweden and fossil-fuel systems will ultimately be replaced,
largely by eco-friendly biomass. When the biomass boiler starts operating
the amount of renewable fuel used at the Vaertaverket will jump from its
present 45% to 70%. This will represent the equivalent of the energy
demand of 190,000 households.
The plant has been ordered by Fortum
Vaerme which has already made a significant contribution towards making
Stockholm a leading city in Europe in terms of air quality. The company’s
target is to supply the city entirely with climate neutral heat by 2030.