Tuesday 18 October 2011

Workshop: 

National workshop on local developments
in small scale biomass combustion

organised by TEAGASC and IEA Bioenergy Task 32

‘The Green Isle Hotel’, Clondlalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
 

The current market for biomass fired stoves and boilers in Ireland is in its infancy stages, with obsolete technology still being used, and a large growth perspective for modern combustion technologies driven by the increasing prices for fossil fuels and national sustainability requirements. Recently, a number of fatalities occurred due to inappropriate installations.

This workshop highlighted the current challenges in Ireland in implementing appropriate combustion technologies and system installations and how these can be addressed by the workshop participants (equipment suppliers, policy makers and others). The presentations contain new information about the status of the technologies used, upcoming EU legislation on product requirements and the relevance of health and safety related issues.
 
Time Presentation

13:00

Introduction and welcome, Jaap Koppejan

13:15

Market developments in small scale biomass combustion in Ireland
Pearse Buckley, Sustainable Energy Ireland

13:45

EcoDesign and other EU regulations,
Eric Smit, Interfocos BV, Netherlands and convenor of CEN TC/295 WG5

14:15

State of the art-small scale biomass combustion in boilers,
Ingwald Obernberger,  BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH, BE2020+ GmbH, Graz, Austria

14:45

State of the art-small scale biomass combustion in stoves
Hans Hartmann, TFZ, Straubing

15:15

Coffee/tea break

15:45

Health issues in biomass combustion
Thomas Nussbaumer, Verenum, Switzerland

16:15

Safety aspects in small scale biomass combustion
Jaap Koppejan, Procede, Netherlands

16:45

Discussion: The way forward

17:15

Closing

Co-organised with