The two initiatives presented by AVEBIOM to the Spanish Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDEA) would mobilise 1,000 million euro and perfectly match the objectives of the State Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which the Spanish Government will implement to guide the investment of 72,000 million euro in EU funds up to 2023.
The aim is to develop up to 100 new heating networks with local biomass to provide service to around 250,000 people living in rural areas, and also to facilitate the replacement of obsolete heating systems in 255,000 homes with individual cutting-edge biomass units that use certified biofuels.
These projects are highly feasible in rural areas, where there is a high percentage of single-family dwellings still using contaminating gasoil boilers, butane stoves and even coal for heating purposes. Moreover, many antiquated wood stoves and boilers which do not meet ecodesign regulations are still in use.
In addition, local biomass potential for energy purposes is guaranteed in the target municipalities, in the form of farm waste, biogas or residual forest biomass.