Renewable energy from solid biomass in Italy
The EBS Association was created with the aim of promoting the sector of electricity production from solid biomass
The Solid Biomass Energy Association (EBS) was established by the main producers of electricity from solid biomass in 2016. It includes 15 operators (Associates) with 18 plants located throughout the national territory and 5,000 direct and indirect employees. The overall installed capacity, of over 300 MW, generates an annual electricity production exceeding 2100 GWh, using solid biomass almost entirely produced in Italy.
CENTRALS IN SERVICE
SOLID BIOMASS USED
MILLION TONNES ANNUAL
ELECTRICAL POWER INSTALLED
ANNUAL ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION
INDUCED DIRECT AND INDIRECT
How and why
The sector of electricity production from solid biomass in our country makes a total installed power of approximately 780 MW for a production of over 4,100 GWh (GSE, 2019 data). Among the renewable energy sources it is the only one able to guarantee regularity and continuity of operation for over 8,000 hours a year, with constant and programmable production. Clean energy generated with solid biomass, unlike other renewables such as wind or photovoltaics, does not depend on climatic and environmental factors.