Magnon Green Energy valued, in 2022, more than 1.6 million tons of biomass. Thanks to this plant material, it managed to cover the energy needs of more than a million people in Spain with renewable, stable and manageable energy. The company mobilized these plant remains, which were distributed mainly in the rural environment near its plants, in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura.
The biomass valued by Magnon can be of agricultural, forestry or industrial origin. More than half of this material comes from agricultural activity, such as vineyards, olive groves, fruit trees, cotton and others in the surroundings of its facilities. The percentage of recovery of this type of biomass grows each year, with an increase of 10% compared to 2021. On the other hand, forest biomass – remains of felling, bark and forest firewood – accounted for more than 30% in all of 2022 , while that material from the processing industry, such as the pomace resulting from the olive oil extraction process, the olive stone or the almond shell, among others, contributed around 15% of the total biomass managed by Magnon last year.
Biomass makes it possible to stabilize the prices of the electrical system and has become a key element in achieving energy independence. Biomass production can be planned in the short, medium and long term, and is capable of adapting in real time to the needs of the electrical system.
In addition, biomass generation is one of the clearest examples of the development and application of the circular economy, carrying out a double task: producing clean, renewable and manageable energy, and, in addition, recovering remains of vegetable origin, avoiding bad their management, such as burning or abandonment in natural spaces. In fact, the care and cleaning of the mountains supposes a reduction of the risk of fires of up to 70%.
Guaranteeing the sustainability of the recovered biomass is a priority for Magnon. The company is a pioneer in the implementation of the Sure certification scheme at its facilities, placing itself at the forefront of biomass sustainability and being the first biomass operator to be certified under the RED II Renewable Energy Directive; In 2022, its entire supply chain has also been certified. In addition, it has been following the criteria of its Decalogue for the Sustainability of Biomass as Fuel for years, a pioneering initiative in the Spanish company through which the company can guarantee that the biomass it uses is sustainable, based on the criteria established by some of the most important environmental organizations in Europe.