Tuesday 18 October 2011


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


Introduction and welcome, Jaap Koppejan


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


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


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


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


Coffee/tea break


Health issues in biomass combustion
Thomas Nussbaumer, Verenum, Switzerland


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


Discussion: The way forward



Co-organised with