Mr. Conde announces that Galicia Calidade will certify the origin and quality of pellets and wood chips produced from galician forest biomass
Autonomous Minister of Economy and Industry opens the Forum of Biomass of
Galicia as a "fluid and permanent line for dialogue" for further
development of the Comprehensive Strategy to Promote Biomass
Autonomous Minister of Economy and Industry, Francisco Conde, has announced
today at the opening ceremony of the Forum of Biomass of Galicia that Galicia
Calidade will certify the origin and quality of pellets and wood chips produced
from the Galician forest biomass. Thus, thanks to the collaboration of
CIS-Madera, he emphasized, the Community will have one label to ensure
traceability and the quality of this fuel made in Galicia.
we not only included the Galician biomass in the catalogue of outstanding products,
but it ensureS that individuals, companies and institutions employ resources
from the Galician mountains, which are processed responsibly, and with the best
quality and heat output", the Autonomous Minister insisted and stressed
that the seal will enhance Galician products positioning facing an increasing
Conde explained that the creation of this seal falls within the context of the
Comprehensive Strategy to Promote Forest Biomass which is being promoted by the
Galician Government, which had foreseen the establishment of the Biomass Forum
as an "open and inclusive" resource where to enhance cooperation and
identify new business opportunities, innovation and technological development.
Forum we are launching today opens a fluid and permanent line for dialogue that
will allow us to continue walking together on improving the competitiveness of
this industry," the Minister deepened and stressed the importance of unmasked
promotion of public-private cooperation to ensure the development of the
strategy aims to "set an industry generating wealth with new growth
opportunities," Mr. Conde said. In this regard, he stressed the commitment
of both the industry and the authorities for an industry that spans the entire
value chain of the product, which creates jobs in rural areas, and is in line
with the objectives of the Strategy Specialization intelligent, RIS3, and the
Industrial Competitiveness Agenda Galician Galicia - Industry 4.0.
developing this Strategy, Mr. Conde said, Ourense is called to occupy a
prominent place, therefore the importance of forest resources, and the
different initiatives from the Technology Park of Galicia and the rest of the
business network being promoted.
this stage, the Minister of Economy and Industry highlighted the Resolution on
economic grants for the implementation of biomass boilers. A program that is
helping to achieve greater demand for fuel, driving in 2014 the installation of
about 400 new boilers at Galician homes, 120 teams in companies, and another 80
between municipalities and regional public administration.
this way, we contribute to rise the demand with increased implementation of
boilers, which represent a major market for pellets and wood chips, and a
greater opportunity to further develop innovative projects to improve boilers
and processes," he said. Thus, given the good reception of the economic
grants` line, Mr. Conde said, the Regional Government will maintain the
budgetary commitment to a new resolution in 2015 that will allocate 9.3 million
to further promote the installation of biomass.
increased demand should occur from the hand of a clear commitment to
innovation," the Minister said, stressing cooperation in this field to
promote the CIS Madera new projects that increase the innovative capacity of this
industry; the effort of the Ministry of Rural and Marine Affairs, which is
supporting sustainable forest management with improved lines of logging; and
the personal commitment of the Ministry Economy and Industry.
Mr. Conde said, once again the calls for grants from IGAPE and the Galician
Innovation Agency will prioritize those projects that deal with biomass. A commitment
that has allowed to promote various projects mobilizing more than 20 million