Biomass, a renewable, solid and manageable energy source

Ence is the leading Spanish company in renewable energy production with forestry and agricultural biomass. The company currently has 280 MW of installed capacity in renewable energy from biomass. Its electric power production rose to 1,671 million kWh in 2017.

Renewable energy from biomass has a huge development potential in Spain. In fact, it is the only renewable energy presenting a positive economic balance in the profits generated given its job creation capacity, to develop rural areas and for its contribution to improving the environment. In addition to CO2 capture, its contribution to the care and cleaning of woodlands with a reduction in the risk of fires of up to 70% is worth noting, as well as the use of agricultural biomass, which prevents its uncontrolled and polluting remains in our fields.

Moreover, it is the only manageable and most stable renewable energy, not having to depend on variables such as sunlight, wind, or water, so that it could participate in the progressive replacement of coal or nuclear energy generation.

Ence generates energy in 7 production plants

Ence generates electricity in our seven production plants: Two in Huelva, two in Córdoba, one in Mérida, one in Jaén and one in Ciudad Real. These are power generation plants feeding exclusively from biomass of agroforestry origin.

To the 170 MW of independent renewable energy generation are added also 110 MW of cogeneration and sustainable generation and of low emission derived from the pulp production process in the Navia and Pontevedra biofactories.

Benefits of biomass energy

Fully manageable renewable energy generation

Steady and safe energy

Neutral in CO2 emissions, contributes to mitigate climate change

A homegrown energy resource, abundant in Spain

Prevents fires and the uncontrolled burning of stubble

The energy that contributes the most to rural development and employment

7 plants

in operation and 2 under construction

1.671 GWh

of renewable energy produced by Ence in 2017

Excess agroforestry biomass in Spain

(Data by Autonomous Community)

  • Data show the great potential of various Autonomous Communities. The Andalusian Community stands out in this regard, being able to reach a power generation capacity of 2.7 GWt.
  • The great possibilities of communities such as Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León with a potential of 1.5 GWt and 1.3 GWt, respectively, should also be noted.
  • The Community of Aragon could install 1 GWt of capacity and Extremadura would achieve a power generation capacity of 0.9 GWt. The Valencian Community may aspire to install a capacity of 0.7 GWt.