The MOVBIO Project, led by the CIDAUT and granted by the INTERREG V A España-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020 programme, held its kick-off meeting on 19th July 2017 at CIDAUT´s facilities in Boecillo Technological Park (Valladolid, Spain).
During the meeting, all partners of the project: Municipal Energy Agency of Valladolid (AEMVA), the Institute of Agrarian Technology of Castilla y León (ITACYL), the Center for Waste Valorisation (CVR), the Energy Agency of Ave (AEdoAVE) and CIDAUT have worked on launching the first project tasks. MOVBIO will allow the valorization of existing biomass that currently neither has a defined utilization circuit nor energy use due to its special characteristics. In particular, MOVBIO will facilitate the energy valorization of pruning biomass of agricultural and urban origin (pruning biomass of parks and gardens) by means of the evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of adaptations on the processes of pretreatment and thermal utilization. It is also intends to help strengthen the business model making it more sustainable through the efficient use of residual biomass and the promotion of business innovation.
The MOVBIO project approach focuses on innovation in three areas: the new way of using a biomass with energy value, the adaptation of systems for their collection and the adjustment of energy recovery technologies. In addition, the project will favor the use of ICTs through the creation of a biomass management tool that will allow connecting the value chain between biomass owners and/or agricultural service companies and users of biomass considered within the project.
Keywords: MOVBIO, Biomass, Energy, Pruning