Workshop at FIMA – 27th April: Innovative practices for bioenergy and biochar from agricultural biomass


29 March 2022

On 27th April INtercamBIOM is organising a workshop to promote the collection and use of biomass through innovations that are already in practice.

The conference will present the case of the use of vine pruning in Vilafranca del Penedés for energy purposes, a prototype of pre-pruning vine shoot collection, technologies already available to obtain biochar on an industrial scale, and a cleaning system to improve the quality of olive stone as biofuel.

The promoters will explain their innovations and a round of exchange will be opened to learn more about how to adopt it and what barriers need to be overcome.

Venue: Zaragoza Trade Fair. Congress Centre - Hall 1.

Format: face-to-face (room up to 50 people) and streaming

Day, time: 27 April. From 10:00 to 12:15h

Attendance is free of charge, although prior registration is required due to capacity constraints


The day will consist of three blocks:

10:00 to 10:35h - Registration, welcome, and explanation of the purpose of the INtercamBIOM network and how to take advantage of it. Announcement of the best innovative practice award 2022.

10:35 to 11:35h - Implementation of the use of agricultural biomass: four speakers will present how they use agricultural biomass and the keys to its replication.

11:35 to 12:15 - Sharing with participants. Key questions and issues for using these practices

The closing ceremony will be followed by a networking cocktail offered to all the participants.

Collection and use of vine shoots in the municipal heat network La Girada de Vilafranca del Penedes

Courtesy of Vilafranca del Penedés Town Council

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Pre-pruning of vines and harvesting of shoots to prevent the biomass from falling to the ground.

Courtesy of Serrat Shredders

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Generating torrefied biochar from agricultural residues

Courtesy of CENER - Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables (National Renewable Energy Centre)

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Improving the quality of a biofuel such as olive stones - Olive stone cleanerCourtesy of Secaderos de la Loma

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Original news (in Spanish): LINK