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Vilafranca del Penedes District Heating

The Vilafranca del Penedès city council uses the pruning of the vineyards, from which the famous Penedès wine is obtained, to feed a biomass boiler that supplies the municipal district heating network “La Girada” since 2018.


Aceites Guadalentín exemplary biofactory in olive sector

Oils Guadalentín is a biofactory located southwest of the Sierra de Cazorla, in Jaén. In its oil mill, it has been producing and packaging virgin olive oil for 4 generations. Now they also obtain new products thanks to the recovery of olive pomace, the main by-product of the oil mill.

The Santiago Ramón y Cajal secondary education center in Granada has become an example of environmental commitment and energy efficiency thanks to a global intervention that has consisted of introducing LED lighting, changing the windows and replacing the old heating oil boiler with one of more modern and efficient biomass, which uses olive stone.


Volyn-Kalvis LLC: heating of a manufacturing plant with grain waste

From December 8 to 11, 2020, the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine conducted measurements of emissions, efficiency, and monitoring of the operating parameters of a boiler operating on grain waste at Volyn-Kalvis LLC. The measurements were performed within the EU Horizon 2020 AgroBioHeat project.

Heating with sunflower husks in Bila Tserkva

This video is brought to you by #AgroBioHeat partner UABIO ( It follows the case of Agrotrade-2000 Company, which built a boiler plant with a solid biomass boiler. The company uses sunflower husks to produce steam for oil production. This boiler with a capacity of 4.5 tons of steam/hour and a pressure of 14 kg/sq. cm was designed by the boiler equipment plant “Kriger”.

Combustion of RDF with agrobiomass in Zhytomyr Hospital

Zhytomyr Regional Hospital boiler house with a solid fuel boiler manufactured by the Kriger plant with a capacity of 2.5 MW. It burns solid renewable fuel from safe sorted wastes RDF / SRF together with biomass, in particular, of agricultural origin.

Salix Energy Company: heating with energy willow in Volyn oblast

This video is brought to you by #AgroBioHeat partner UABIO ( It follows the case of Salix Energy Company, which cultivates energy willow on marginal lands. The harvested willow chips are used in modern, efficient boilers that supply heat to public buildings.

Vineyard pruning for the winery /distillery ITC Shabo

Shabo Company, where vineyard prunings are burned to produce heat, which is used for their own technological needs. The vineyard prunings are good fuel with characteristics that are close to ordinary wood biomass. Kriger boilers designed for wood chips successfully burn shredded vineyard prunings.

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