PIONEERS IN ELECTRIC BIOMASS
Three operational biomass plants owned with 61 MW of total power
ACCIONA creates electric biomass solutions across the entire value chain of this renewable technology, including the design, construction and operation of major biomass plants.
In Southern Europe, the company became a pioneer in this type of energy when, in 2002, it commissioned the Sangüesa biomass plant (Navarre, Spain) which, with 30.2 MW of power, is a benchmark in the renewable energies sector today. The experience gained by the company since its very first steps in biomass development has strengthened its leadership, especially in raw material supply logistics.
Our three biomass plants generate some 400 GWh per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 118,000 homes, and prevent the emission of around 384,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere from coal-fired plants.
Biomass energy helps us design a better planet by developing rural areas, structuring land, fighting against forest fires and establishing itself as a carbon neutral technology – its CO2 emissions have a neutral balance as it is equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by the plants used as raw materials during their life.
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GHW PRODUCED IN 2022
The energy of life
From the point of view of CO2 emissions, biomass has a neutral effect on the atmosphere Its CO2 emissions have a neutral balance. We have three operating plants that generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 118,000 homes per year.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Renewable energies are clean, inexhaustible and competitive sources of energy. The development and adoption of clean energies is essential to limit the worst effects of the climate emergency and build a sustainable energy system.
From the field to your household appliances
Energy is present in everything around us, and biomass is the best example of this. Find out all about Miajadas (Cáceres, Spain) and its biomass plant so that you can understand how this renewable energy source works.
The challenge of storing renewable energy
The hydroelectric pumping station at Ip, built and operated by ACCIONA, stores clean energy in order to free it when needed through a high-pressure gallery and pipework with a head of over 900 meters