Biomass fed boilers, the main subject at the Biomun congress
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2007-04-25 02:00
In particular, the "Use of Biofuels in Private Consumption" session was one of the most successful of the I Bioenergy Technological Solutions Congress held in León from 27th to 29th March.
Overall, the Congress was very encouraging. Attendees were able to hear how bioenergy initiatives are being developed in some towns in Spain and Europe, whilst at the same time receiving advice from companies with regards to implementation. Over three days, different experts in the Bioenergy sector provided attending entrepreneurs and municipal representatives with an insight into the possibilities which this alternative form of energy offers.
The generation of heat for individual and collective consumption based on biomass was one of the most frequent concerns of the municipal representatives both during the Congress and in the business sessions. They were interested in individual, semi-industrial and industrial boiler installations and also in district heating network systems. With regards to the workshop, the attendees were mainly interested in engineering projects for implementation in their towns.
Likewise, representatives from other regions highlighted the active role being played by the Castile-Leon region in the development of Bioenergy. In this regard, the Councillor for the Environment of Castile-Leon Regional Government used his speech at the inauguration of Biomun to confirm that the region will contribute one third of the energy from biomass set out in the National Renewable Energy Promotion Plan, which aims to provide 400,000 cubic metres of wood per year for energetic use. Carlos Fernández Carriedo explained that the woods in the region produce 7.2 million cubic metres of wood per year.
The AttendeesBiomun brought together around 150 attendees from eleven different regions and from Portugal. These included representatives from 42 town councils, plus a significant number of entrepreneurs. The majority of those present were from Castile-Leon. Other regions present at Biomun were Madrid, Andalusia, Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Galicia, Extremadura, Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia. It is worth noting the attendance of several participants from Portugal, a country which was well represented at the Expobioenergía’06 fair.
The number of registrations at Biomun has confirmed the huge interest there is in Bioenergy. This renewable energy can lead to financial savings, the generation of local employment and the protection of the environment, thus allowing towns to promote their natural resources, create jobs and preserve their surroundings.