Biomass Sector

ENSO launches a new growth strategy by appointing a new Non-executive Chairman

At ENSO we have started a new growth stage, beginning with Mario Armero being appointed as non-executive chairman. He will lead the group together with Emilio Luis López Carmona, the chief executive officer of the company. The group currently operates in Spain and Portugal and has carried out other projects in the UK and the […]

29 April 2021

At ENSO we have started a new growth stage, beginning with Mario Armero being appointed as non-executive chairman. He will lead the group together with Emilio Luis López Carmona, the chief executive officer of the company.

The group currently operates in Spain and Portugal and has carried out other projects in the UK and the USA. In order to boost our activity in Spain and abroad, Mario Armero has been appointed as non-executive chairman to support us in this growth stage alongside our chief executive officer, Emilio Luis López Carmona.

Mario Armero, non-executive chairman of ENSO, states, “I am very proud to be part of the Board of a company with the values and potential of ENSO. Appropriate exploitation of biomass is key in the international energy transition process and ENSO is currently at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative solutions in this field across Spain. We will continue to work along these lines and optimise all processes in order to help our clients reduce carbon emissions as much as possible.”

Our commitment is based on managing the exploitation of biomass from the environment in each project and offer energy services to companies from various sectors, as well as supplying energy to industrial clients, whose aim is to use a renewable source instead of fossil fuels.

We predict a 50% increase in turnover in the next 3 years. Today we are at the forefront of the energy transition experienced by the Spanish industrial sector through the replacement of fossil fuels for biofuels. Our asset of reference, the 17MWe plant in Garray (Soria), has become an example of innovation around the world, as the first production plant of totally renewable CO2 has been introduced in order to provide various industrial consumers with this gas.

For more than five years, in this plant we have increased the value of biomass managed by BIOCOMPOST, a leading company in the Community of Madrid which processes green waste from urban areas and the outskirts of several towns in the Community of Madrid.

As a result of this collaboration between ENSO and BIOCOMPOST, in January we agreed to respond to the impact that Storm Filomena had had on the mass of trees in the Community of Madrid. The volume of biomass from Madrid processed by Bioeléctrica de Garray will triple, reaching up to 15,000 tons/year, thus generating electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of over 4,000 homes.

For more than 20 years, our business model has been based on a circular economy, aiming to replace fossil fuels for biomass generated as a by-product in forest management and agricultural production. First to generate electrical energy and in this new stage focusing on industrial processes.

Among the numerous developments of ENSO is the Bioeléctrica de Garray plant, which has been recognised by the LIFE programme as a European innovation project in a circular economy. In addition to developing the first production plant of renewable CO2 of a quality to be used in the food industry together with Carburos Metálicos, which is now being built, in the next development phase the Bioeléctrica de Garray project will include both the production of organic fertiliser using the ash from the biomass boiler itself, and the supply of thermal and electrical energy to a large greenhouse located near the plant. You can read more about this project at: https://enso.energy/idi/

According to Emilio Luis López Carmona, our chief executive officer, “in Spain we are currently using less than 20% of the biomass that could be exploited for energy consumption. At ENSO we wish to contribute to efficiently exploiting more of this sustainable resource at a European level by means of our commitment to innovation and to the decarbonisation goals of our clients. The circular economy requires new technological solutions and business models which are also innovative and ENSO is currently at the forefront of these areas in Spain.”