Monday, 20 October 2008

Eden Rembrandt Square hotel, Amstelstraat 17, Amsterdam

Expert workshop: 

Next generation small scale biomass combustion technologies

Chairperson: Sjaak van Loo

organised by IEA Bioenergy Task 32


The aim of this workshop was to evaluate and discuss prospects for new technical developments in small scale biomass combustion appliances.

Individual presentations:

13:30        Opening
Sjaak van Loo, IEA Bioenergy Task 32

13:40        Current and future European legislation on solid fuel small scale direct heating appliances for domestic use
Eric Smit, Interfocos, Netherlands

14:00        Characterisation of PM and results on emission factors from small scale biomass combustion in IEA countries
Thomas Nussbaumer, University of Applied Sciences Lucerne and Verenum Zurich, Switzerland

14:20        Proposed best practice procedures regarding the measurement and characterisation of particles in small-scale biomass combustion plants - final results of a project within the ERA-NET Bioenergy Programme
Thomas Brunner, Ingwald Obernberger, Graz University of Technology, Austria

14:40        Influence of ignition and operation on PM emissions from residential wood combustion
Anna Doberer, University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland

15:00        Current firewood firing technology in Slovenia, Spain. France, Austria, Finland and Norway, Edvard Karlsvik, SINTEF, Norway

15:20        coffee break

15:35        The ‘Hydrocube’ for pellets,
Elisabeth Wopienka or Walter Haslinger, ABC Wieselburg

15:55        Combustion of ash rich biomass pellets
Claes Tullin, SP

16:15        Emission reduction of wood log combustion in heat retaining stoves
Heikki Oravainnen, VTT

16:35        New developments in small scale ESP technology
Hans Hartmann, TFZ, Germany

16:55        CleanAir ESP technology for woodstoves
Ernst Henriksen, APP, Norway

17:15        Retrofit afterburner technology for woodstoves
Mats HaukebÝ, Ecoxy, Norway

17:35        Final remarks to conclude the meeting

17:40        Drinks