14th EuropeanConference and Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection

Workshop 3: 

Recent developments in small scale combustion devices

Chairpersons: Jaap Koppejan, Thomas Nussbaumer

Driven by requests for lower emission limits (particularly pm10) and competition for increasingly reliable, efficient and cost effective combustion devices in a growing market, the technical and environmental performance of small scale biomass combustion devices is still improving. This is true for both domestic woodstoves, pellet and wood chip fired boilers.

This workshop presented some of the latest advances in combustion modelling tools, furnace design, combustion control systems, and flue gas cleaning systems to obtain high environmental performance and reliability for small scale combustion applications at minimum costs.

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Time Topic

9:20 - 9:30

Jaap Koppejan, IEA Bioenergy Task 32

9:30 – 10:10

Austrian pellet boiler technologies - state-of-the-art, ecological evaluation and future developments"
Gerold Thek, Bios Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Austria

10:10 – 10:40


10:40 – 11:10

Assessment of factors affecting hazardous emissions from residential wood-burning appliances
Fernando Preto; CANMET Energy Technology Centre –
Ottawa, Canada

11:10 - 11:40

A systematic process identification as a tool for combustion control design
Kai Pietila, VTT, Finland

11:40 – 12:10

A novel electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for residential combustion

Morten Berndtsen, the National Institute of Technology, Environment and Safety, Oslo, Norway

12:10 – 12:20

PD Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer, Verenum, Switzerland