What is Biomass?
Biomass is organic matter, and the materials that come from its transformation. Its origin can be of plant origin (firewood, wood chips, pellets, olive pits, fruit shells…) or animal origin.
Energy is obtained from biomass through different processes to generate heat and/or electricity at very competitive and interesting prices for industry.
As an organic material, biomass is a resource that helps us to change our energy model for a more sustainable one in which we reduce CO2 emissions. Moreover, it is a renewable and zero-kilometre energy source, and its use benefits our sustainably managed forests.
Why in my company?
· You will obtain clean, zero-kilometre energy.
· You will contribute to generating employment in Navarre.
· You will be able to access grants for its implementation.
· It is profitable and competitive.
· You will have technical solutions that adapt to practically any type of company.
What grants are available?
Biomass is a renewable, sustainable, viable and profitable resource that is also subsidised for its installation, making it a very interesting source of energy for the industrial sector.
It has many advantages. Check which grants are best suited to your company. You can take the leap now.
Main advantages of Biomass
The price of these resources is lower than other materials such as diesel. Although it is true that sometimes opting for this energy means changing the existing infrastructure, there are grants to carry out these processes.
EMPLOYMENT Biomass is a sector that helps to generate employment in rural areas by being able to use their natural resources in a sustainable way to create zero kilometre energy. They also contribute to the population staying in place in the territory by creating this employment link.
Forest biomass comes from sustainably managed forests, its origin being the sun, an inexhaustible source of energy, in which the use is determined by medium and long term management plans in which tree cutting is always below the growth possibilities of the forest.
The CO2 emissions generated by biomass are absorbed by the vegetation used to create it. Furthermore, in the case of vegetable biomass, its origin is sustainably managed forests and its extraction helps to reduce the amount of fuel in them, and therefore reduces the risk of fires and their harmfulness.
This is because biomass is considered a virtually CO2-neutral fuel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 77-94% compared to fossil fuels.
ANNEX VI DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/2001 RULES FOR CALCULATING THE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION IMPACT OF BIOMASS FUELS AND FOSSIL REFERENCE FUELS
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/2001 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (boe.es).
Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Typical values HEAT GENERATION:
• Wood chips from forest waste (1-500 km) 93%
• Wood chips from logs (1-500 km) 93%
• Wood chips from industrial waste (1-500 km) 94%
[Case 2a covers processes where a wood chip boiler fed with dried wood chips is used to obtain the heat required for production. Electricity for the production plant is supplied from the grid].
• Wood briquettes or pellets from forest waste (1-500 km) 77%
• Wood pellets from log wood (1-500 km) 77%
• Wood briquettes or pellets from
• Wood industry waste 87%
• Wood pellets or briquettes from wood industry waste 87%
• Wood pellets from wood industry waste 87%
¿Dónde puedo instalar Biomasa?
Muchas empresas de todos los sectores productivos necesitan energía para sus procesos industriales y esta energía puede proceder de la utilización de la biomasa, pudiendo cubrir todas las necesidades de la industria a través de una caldera diseñada para su utilización.
A día de hoy se pueden poner en marcha calderas para generación eléctrica y co-generación, así como de generación térmica.
Tanto si tienes una vivienda individual como si tienes una comunidad de vecinos, puedes instalar una caldera con biomasa para calentar vuestras casas.
Se pueden diseñar y poner en marcha redes de calor a partir del uso de la biomasa, que puedan valorizar la materia prima local, que se alimenten en cualquiera de los formatos existentes utilizando mano de obra local.