10 años Energylab


NameBiomasa-AP: Improvement of research capacities in biomass for an optimized energy use of biomass not recovered but with high potential in the Euroregion
Start DateApril 2017
End DateDecember 2020
PartnersUniversidade de Vigo, Instituto Energético de Galicia (INEGA), XERA-Cis Madeira, Fundación Empresa-Universidad Gallega (FEUGA), Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC), Instituto de Ciência e Innovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial (INEGI), Agência de Energia do Càvado (AEC), Agência Regional de Energia e Ambiente do Alto Minho (AREA Alto Minho).
Financing entitiesEuropean Regional Development Fund (ERDF) - Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Program (POCTEP) 2014 - 2020


The main objective of Biomasa-AP is to optimize the exploitation and use of biomass from pruning, scrub, vine and kiwi waste in the regions of Galicia and Northern Portugal. The project aims to improve the capacities of the R & D Centers of this Euroregion to apply innovative methods and technologies, that achieve an optimized energy use of this biomass, a very abundant resource in both regions but little valued, which will reduce the costs of its management, generate employment through the creation of new products and improve, ultimately, the competitiveness of the agricultural and forestry sectors.

EnergyLab's Tasks

EnergyLab, besides being in charge of the management and coordination of the project, participates in the following tasks

  • Analysis of the main producers of the sectors of high potential non-recovered biomass in the Euroregion and evaluation of the potential of the selected biomasses (activity 1: “Selection and collection of high potential non-recovered biomass”)
  • Characterization of non-recovered biomass with high potential densified, selection of additives, obtaining of new biofuels and characterization and analysis of the quality of these biofuels (activity 2: “Design, preparation and optimization of solid biofuels”).
  • Fluid-dynamic simulation of combustion and biomass gasification systems (activity 3: “Technologies for the exploitation of high potential non-recovered biomass”). In addition, within this activity, EnergyLab is exclusively responsible for the operation of a micro-cogeneration system (ORC + boiler) from the biomasses selected for its possible application in the tertiary and residential sectors.
  • Finally, EnergyLab participates in the impact study which could be the use of high-potential non-recovered biomass, both technically and economically, in rural areas (activity 4: “Impact, knowledge transfer and creation of a cross-border biomass network “).