Providing a wide portfolio of biomass sources and the best quality for our customer.
As a FSC & PEFC CoC certified Trader, we are able to supply and ensure biomass & wood from sustainable forest areas and other responsible sources.
The Iberia Bioenergy’s Biomass Trading Desk can get is able to secure more than 100.000 tonnes per year of biomass accross the World and our Origination business unit can collect more than 5.000 tonnes per month from own forest assets or public/private forest farms.
We trade Wood Chips Standard EN 14961 for European Market by chipping (cutting the wood into pieces with a knife). In Northern Europe moisture of the freshly cut pine wood chips is about 43-45%,while 28-30% in South Europe Mediterranean Area. In energy content the chips will be 9,20 GJ per metric tonne with 45% moisture, and 12,5 GJ per metric tonne with 28% moisture. Bulk density of the wood chips is very low, only about 250-440 kg per metric tonne depending on the moisture content. An optimized trimming may increase the weight of the wood chips cargo by 20%.
Agro-Biomass wood chips which have already been tested are been mainly sourcing from Mediterranean countries such as Spain and collected from olive and vine pruning trees, fruit trees and citrus trees. After a precise harvesting and sieving process, these raw materials need two chipping stages to be fully refined to provide the highest quality standard and to avoid foreign materials which are responsible for the slagging process during the burning stage.
Spainish and Italians players are pioneers in burning this kind of agro-biomass, with lower recognized prices and a huge potential of origination >1.000.000 metric tonnes per year which allows securing long term contracts.
Iberia Bioenergy trades wood pellets coming from sustainable and controlled sources. The main raw materials are low-grade wood fiber, tops and limbs, commercial thinning and mills residuos.
According to International Industrial Wood Pellets specification there are 3 different types of pellets : I1, I2 and I3.
Iberia Bioenergy has long-term agreements in place with a number of high-quality suppliers for about 100.000 metric tonnes per year of I2 wood pellets. We trade industrial wood pellets with ash content below 1, 5%, average NCV >17 GJ/tonne and having special control over particle size distribution (square hole sieves ) always in compliance buyer needs, .
We have vast resources to draw on with regard to production, warehousing and distribution. And with the central Biomass HUB in Ferrol – Spain, our security of supply is unrivalled. We are reliable, whether you require a single truck or an entire shipload.
Residential Wood pellets are a standardized fuel. Iberia Bioenergy trades high-level Premium Pellets, which are DINplus and/or ENplus A1 certified. They can be transported in containers in big bags or even in bulk. These pellets are ideally suited for small firing systems.
Residential wood pellets specification used for private heating must have ash content below 0,7% ( A1 quality), mechanical durability of 97,5%. The Colour of pellets depends on the sort of tree from which they are made and should not influence their NCV, also the factor influencing the colour of the pellets is the dryer.
Iberia Bioenergy trades white pellets into the Italian market, reaching the esthetical specifications which are requested by local users.
Iberia Bioenergy through its wide biomass sourcing net is providing alternative solutions for Biomass Power Producers. Specially from the Black and Mediterranean Seas, we are able to secure long-term or spot orders of theses materials, once they meet fully the customer quality requirements.
Several different production technologies have been developed to convert biomass into heat and electricity. The different methods of refining biomass are under constant development and many new biomass have been tested.