Last 12th December 2018, a practical training workshop entitled “LAST NOVELTIES IN THE ENERGY USE OF BIOMASS PRUNING” was held in Valladolid.

This workshop was organized by Fundación CIDAUT and was supported by INSTITUTO PARA LA COMPETITIVIDAD EMPRESARIAL DE CASTILLA Y LÉON (ICE) within the framework of Centr@tec Program. The following entities have taken part in the event: Instituto Tecnológico Agrario de Castilla y León (ITACYL), Sociedad Pública de Infraestructuras y Medio Ambiente de Castilla y León (SOMACYL), Centro para la Valorização de Resíduos de Portugal (CVR), Centro de Desarrollo de Energías Renovables del Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CEDER-CIEMAT), Fundación CIRCE and Agencia Energética Municipal de Valladolid (AEMVA) jointly with many interested companies: i.e Matarromera winerie, CONTRADI…

Several presentations were used to show the first results of the MOVBIO project as part of the agenda. These presentations were mainly referred to studies of pruning biomass potential in Castilla y León and northern Portugal, informing of the first conclusions obtained from the different energy recovery options for this kind of biomass.

SOMACYL has taken advantage of the event to comment its experiences in the use of biomass for district heating and Fundación CIRCE and CEDER-CIEMAT have explained their participation in European projects where the use of pruning biomass as a biofuel is also studied and promoted.